EFN member and generous host Fira Mediterrania will welcome EFN to the beautiful ancient city of Manresa, near Barcelona, for our annual conference on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October.

EFN Members are guaranteed a free hotel place for 2 nights and a shuttle transfer from Barcelona (all generously provided by Fira Mediterrania de Manresa).  To guarantee a place EFN Members MUST REGISTER by the DEADLINE of FRIDAY 26 AUGUST.

So don't delay - to ensure a place at this special event (and access the 2 nights hotel accommodation) EFN MEMBERS REGISTER HERE NOW.

Non-members and additional representatives from EFN member organisations are very welcome to attend the conference and can REGISTER HERE.

There are so many great reasons to be part of this special conference: 

  • A conference schedule packed with important subjects for delegates to discuss in Breakout Groups – the European Folk Day, how to pass on traditions to the next generation, how effective are showcases – and more…

  • Panellist speakers from across Europe – on Intergenerational Issueshow do we pass down traditions to the next generation in the modern world? With experienced professional musician Juan Antonio Torres (Spain), Gaelic community workshop specialist Fiona Dalgetty (Scotland), conservatoire leader Unni Lovlid (Norway), young musician Tina Rees (Scotland)

  • Panellist speakers on Showcases – Budapest Ritmo organiser and WOMEX Samurai Balazs Weyer (Hungary), Fira Mediterrània artistic director Jordi Fosas (Catalonia), agent and showcase ‘customer’ Minna Huuskonen (Finland)…and more tba

  • Get together in special groups with your colleagues from the same kind of work – Festivals, Workshops, Researchers, Artists, Agents, Educators, Showcase/Expos etc…

  • A chance for you to pitch your own ideas/proposals/information to EFN members in the Open Mic session…

  • And a wealth of concerts all weekend – conference delegates have free access and can choose from Fira Mediterrània’s incredible showcases... including ROS, Patricia Álvarez & Vigüela Trío, Melodie Gimard, CRNDS I Fransy Gonzalez, Israel Galvan amb L'Escolania de Montserrat – and the amazing human towers of Tirallongues de Manresa with a special project including high wire artist and acrobats… see the whole Fira Mediterrània programme here

  • A history-led tour of the city of Manresa, Heart of Catalonia

You can see the whole hour-by-hour weekend schedule HERE


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