It is our honor to inform you that in the period between October 2nd and 5th 2022 the 53rd International Gathering of Children of Europe “Joy of Europe” will be held in Belgrade in accordance with current epidemiological measures.
Founder and general sponsor of the International Gathering of Children of Europe is the Belgrade City Administration and the executive producer is the Children’s Cultural Centre of Belgrade. The “Joy of Europe” festival has the EFFE label of quality, granted by the European Commission.
Those with the right to participate in the “Joy of Europe” are art schools, cultural centers, studios, clubs, associations, but above all groups that showed remarkable results at national and international competitions, festivals etc. Groups should be registered and operate in European countries, outside the territory of the Republic of Serbia and they should represent traditional or contemporary culture of the country they are registrated in. The performing group can consist of up to 12 children, between 7 and 14 years of age, and 2 adult companions – group leaders. It is strictly forbidden that the children be older or younger than here declared. Participants can present their work through dance (classical, traditional, jazz and modern dancing…), music (vocal band or choir), or a multimedia performance.
Children are going to be accommodated in families of their peers from Belgrade schools, one child per family, since the essential goal of this event is developing lasting friendships, socialization and getting to know different cultures. Costs of hotel accommodation for the 2 adult companions are covered by the organizer. Cost of traveling to and from Belgrade is covered by the participants themselves, and if during the manifestation their own bus is used, the organizer covers the cost of fuel for the duration of the event, as well as the costs of accommodation for 2 drivers.
Groups should turn in their applications before April 1st 2022. We shall not be in the position to take into consideration the applications that arrive after that date. Applicants will be informed about the results of selection by May 1st 2022, and the Board of the manifestation will make the selection.
Each country will be represented by only one chosen group.
Applications of potential participants should contain:
- Filled-out application form (attached)
- Video recording of performance intended for the Gala Concert, up to 3 minutes long
Filled-out application form and the video recording of the performance for the Gala Concert should be sent in electronic form, to the e-mail address email@example.com
Main program units of the live event are Carnival, concerts, sports day etc. Gala Concert will be TV broadcasted live.