52th International Gathering of Children of Europe JOY OF EUROPE
WHO IS ENTITLED TO TAKE PART IN THE “JOY OF EUROPE” MANIFESTATION?
The right of participation is given to all performing arts schools, culture centers, studios, clubs, associations, and above all groups who made some noted results in national and international competitions, festivals, contests, etc.
WHICH AREAS OF STAGE CREATIVITY ARE INCLUDED IN THE COMPETITION?
Stage performance to be presented by the participants can be:
- dance (classic, contemporary or traditional dance, jazz dance, dance show…)
- music (classical music, folklore music, modern music – children, jazz, rock…)
HOW OLD ARE THE COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS?
Minimal age is 7, and the eldest participants cannot be over 14.
HOW MANY MEMBERS CAN THERE BE IN ONE GROUP?
Each group from the guest country can comprise up to 15 children and 2 adult companions – leaders.
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION IS ORGANIZED FOR THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE MANIFESTATION?
Children, group members, are accommodated in families of their peers from Belgrade elementary schools, one child per family – every school hosts one country of Europe. The expenses of hotel accommodation (half-board), for the 2 adult companions, are covered by the organizer of the Manifestation.
WHO COVERS TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE MANIFESTATION?
Travel expenses to/from Belgrade are covered by the participants. In the case of using guest buses during the Manifestation, the organizer covers fuel expenses, as well as accommodation expenses for 2 drivers.
HOW TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE MANIFESTATION “JOY OF EUROPE”?
Completed application forms (Group information, Information on the Gala Concert act), which are available with a click on the area of your stage performance, are to be sent exclusively in electronic form to an e-mail address:
It is necessary to submit a video clip of just the stage act planned for the Gala Concert, no longer than 3 minutes. It is recommended that video clips be sent electronically to email address firstname.lastname@example.org
A recommendation of an Embassy, Ministry of culture, education, sports etc, can also be sent in electronic form.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
Final deadline for application is 1st of May this year.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SEVERAL GROUPS FROM ONE COUNTRY APPLY?
According to the rules of the Manifestation, every European country can be represented by only one group. The Board of the Manifestation and the jury, competent in various aspects of children’s artistic creativity, will select out of several candidates just one official representative of the applied country.
The selection results will be announced three weeks after the application deadline, and the selected groups will receive, electronically, additional application forms (Information on children members of the group, Information on adult companions, and Program planned for the Friendship Meeting Concert).