We are extremely proud to announce that at the 38th General Assembly of UNESCO in Paris (3rd-18th November) CIOFF® has been awarded the UNESCO associate partner status as NGO, being one of the only three NGOs, who received the associate status in 2015.
The Central European Sector has awarded the CIOFF® Silver Pin for Wolfgang Denke-Otterbein for his activities in CIOFF® at this year's meeting in Klagenfurt / Austria.
The CIOFF® General Assembly granted on proposal of the president of CIOFF® Germany, Mr. Norbert Müller, Mr. Bernd Schäfer the Honorary Membership at the CIOFF® World Congress 2014 in Bautzen / Germany for all his services and merits for CIOFF® International.
On April 13, 2014 our member Wolfgang Voss from Wismar passed away.
He was for many year artistic director of the folklore group „Danzlüd us Wismer“ and director of the „International Folklore Festival of the Hanseatic City Wismar and closely connected to the traditional arts.
Der CIOFF® Weltkongress 2013 fand vom 26.10. – 3.11. 2013 in der UNESCO Welterbe Stadt Zacatecas in Mexiko statt.
The annual meeting of the German CIOFF® was held on 21 - 23 September 2012 in Schifferstadt.
It was hosted by the National Association "Verband für Volkstum und Heimat in Rheinland-Pfalz e. V.", venue was the Olympic base Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland.
Folklore friends meet in the Marstall
Annual General Meeting of the German section of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Art in Heppenheim - Then City tour with wine tasting.
Last weekend the Marstall in the historic center of Heppenheimer was a the meeting place for folklore friends from all over Germany. Occasion was the Annual General Meeting of the German section of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF®, in French: Conseil international des organisations de festivals de folklore et d'arts traditionnels).