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Annual Spring Sector Meeting of

CIOFF South European and African Sector

3-5 may 2013

Sabaudia, Italy




On 21 of March 2011, on the age of 86 passed away the Founder of CIOFF - Henry Coursaget.
A great person who always teaches us to be tolerant, respectful and to estimate the other. The world has lost a man of dignity who will always be an example for all of us.

He left this world but he will always stays in our hearts.

Rest in peace, Henri...

National Activities * National Meetings 

National Meetings

Eighth National Meeting was held June 19-20, 2008 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


Seventh National Meeting was held June 9-10, 2007 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria



For the first time it was bestow a new-found award of the NS - "The Golden yoke" to Mr. Ivan Todorov and D-r Rumen Rashev - Mayor of V. Tarnovo. The award will be bestowed for entire and long year contribution of the development and popularization of the folklore art and organization of International Folklore Festivals.

Sixth National Meeting was held March 18-19, 2006 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Fifth National Meeting was held March 19-20, 2005 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

Fourth National Meeting was held February 21-22, 2004 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

Thirth National Meeting was held  February 2003 in Bankya, Bulgaria.

Every 4 Years we organized National Competition for the Folklore groups. On this Competition we select the best Bulgarian Ensembles.

First National Competition are organized 2002.
Second National Competition will be held during 2006.



Spring meeting - Sector South Europe and Africa




37-th CIOFF World Congress



 The President of CIOFF Bulgaria Mr. Emil Pavlov receives the Flag of CIOFF from the President of South Africa Mr. Makhentule Pitje

  The President of CIOFF Bulgaria Mr. Emil Pavlov hands the Flag of CIOFF to Dr. Roumen Rashev - Major of V.Tarnovo for the 36-th Congress

  April 21, 2006 - The Visit of Secretary General of CIOFF - Philippe Beaussant in Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo for Control of the Organization of the 36-th World Congress in V.Tarnovo

  April 20, 2006 - Interview with Secretary General of CIOFF - Philippe Beaussant in Bulgarian National Radio. Guests in BNRadio - Philippe Beaussant, Stiliyana Yorgova and Tsveti Radeva

 Emil Pavlov the President of the Festival and Chairman of the Bulgarian National Section of CIOFF Bulgaria and  the Minister of Culture Prof. Stefan Danailov