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Annual Meeting 2012 in Schifferstadt

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.

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Annual Meeting 2011 in Heppenheim

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).

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Annual meeting 2010 in Bräunlingen

National CIOFF® meeting

With approx. 71 national sections, 3 associated and 13 correspondent members, the CIOFF® (Conseil international des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d'arts Traditionnels) is represented in 90 countries on all continents over the world.
One of the main tasks is to exchange the international folklore groups with more than 50,000 amateurs among themselves and to coordinate more than 300 folk festivals.

The section Germany invited to the national CIOFF® annual general meeting from the 16th to the 18th of September to Bräunlingen, Schwarzwald. At this meeting the CIOFF® members from all over Germany are coming together once a year and it is organized by the respective member associations in turn.

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Annual Meeting 2009 in Neustadt

Nationale CIOFF® Tagung

Die Sektion Deutschland, dessen Ehrenvorsitzender Bernd Schäfer und der 2. Vorsitzende Klaus Hohmeier aus Schlitz hatten am vergangenen Wochenende zur nationalen CIOFF®-Jahreshauptversammlung nach Neustadt/ Holstein eingeladen. Auf dieser Tagung treffen sich einmal jährlich alle CIOFF®-Mitglieder aus ganz Deutschland und sie wird von den jeweiligen Mitgliedsvereinen im Wechsel ausgerichtet.

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General Meeting 2008 in Schlitz

An era is ending - Bernd Schäfter adopted

On the 20th and 21st of September 2008 Bernd Schaefer invited to the general meeting to Schlitz in his role as first Chairman of the CIOFF® Germany.

This year, he was able to welcome more than 40 association representatives of the folk dance and folklore groups from all over Germany for the annual meeting, which opened on Saturday afternoon at 15.00 clock. Also the mayor Mr. Schäfer was happy to welcome the guests from different federal states in Schlitz.

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Annual Meeting 2007 in Bitburg

The annual national CIOFF® meeting was held from the 29th till the 30th of September 2007 in Bitburg. This year the first Chairman Bernd Schäfer welcomed more than 50 representatives of folklore festival organizers and folklore groups from all over Germany.

Besides the reports of the board members of the international and European conferences and a report of the Youth Forum in Laggenbeck also the theme of public relations and Gema were focused on the agenda.

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