EFN's ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE 2022
WAS HELD IN MANRESA, CATALONIA, SPAIN
EFN member and generous host Fira Mediterrania welcomed us to the beautiful ancient city of Manresa, near Barcelona, for our annual conference on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October 2022.
The 8 page printed programme for the conference was distributed to all Fira Mediterrania and EFN delegates - download a full copy HERE
YOU CAN READ A FULL REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE HERE
The conference schedule was packed with important subjects for delegates to discuss in Breakout Groups – especially for ideas to develop the proposed European Folk Day
There were panellist speakers from across Europe – on Intergenerational Issues – how do we pass down traditions to the next generation in the modern world - and on the current view of Showcases.
The conference featured a get together in special groups for colleagues from the same kind of work – Festivals, Workshops, Researchers, Artists, Agents, Educators, Showcase/Expos etc - and there was a chance for members to pitch their own ideas/proposals/information to EFN members in the Open Mic session.
Delegates enjoyed a wealth of concerts all weekend – conference delegates had free access and could 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
7 & 8 October 2022
Access the conference report in full here