Joy of Europe – Call for submissions & theme


 THEME of 49.  International Gathering of the Children of Europe – JOY OF EUROPE 2018.


Dear friends,

The international gathering of the children of Europe, JOY OF EUROPE is a traditional event that celebrates peace, friendship, freedom, play and children’s joy. This event offers the children who take part in it the possibility to get to know each other and form friendships that will help them, as they grow up, to become better people. Belgrade is an ideal place for such gatherings of young people. The open door on Belgrade’s coat-of-arms is probably the best symbol of the openness and hospitality that this city offers to everyone with goodwill and noble intentions. Our guests, who arrive from all over Europe, are traditionally put up in the family homes of their young hosts.

LET THE PLANET SHINE is the motto of 49. International Gathering of children of Europe.

The 49th Joy of Europe will be dedicated to environment protection, as one of the priority issues connecting children of the world, developing ecological consciousness and responsible relation toward the planet Earth and its resources.  It is our wish that children and their educators be inspired by natural beauty, energy of the Sun, waves, water, wind… by recycling, or free interpretation of manifestation slogan in preparation for the Gala concert, stage performance permitting. Theme can be interpreted widely, in accordance with artistic sensibility of the group.


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