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Registration is now open for the 2024 EFN conference in Kaustinen, Finland

on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September.

Read full info on registration, travel and accommodation HERE

The conference programme features a wide range of the most interesting topics for everyone involved in traditional arts - and the list of expert speakers is now being confirmed and will be announced soon. 

Read the extensive  schedule (in brief) HERE

 Visiting Kaustinen is an adventure into the heart of Finland and the heart of traditional culture.


Kaustinen - deep in Western Finland - is a very special centre for the living traditions of intangible cultural heritage and folk arts and home to our hosts and EFN members the Finnish Folk Music Institute and the renowned Kaustinen Folk Festival. 

For the 2024 conference EFN and Kaustinen offer a unique opportunity to explore this remarkable part of rural Finland and its importance to folk traditions, whilst meeting and sharing ideas with a host of other people and organisations active in the folk arts from across Europe - and experiencing music and dance each evening, to celebrate European Folk Day 2024.

The 2024 conference programme will include items on intangible cultural heritage, pedagogy and education in the traditional arts, as well as opportunities for delegates to join discussion groups

and plan for EFN's future actions and working groups. 

Plus delegates are invited to pitch their own ideas and interest in the Open Mic session.  

More info on the programme sessions, speakers and performers will be posted here soon.

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