Thüringer Folklore Ensemble Erfurt e.V. - Die Vogelscheuche; Foto: TFE Erfurt

  Ensemble of song and dance Siandele aus Vilning/Litauen, Kindertrachtenfest Schlitz 2000, Foto: Beate Guder
  Taiwan-Taipei - Fang Shiang Dance Theatre, Schlitzerländer Heimat- und Trachtenfest 2005, Foto: Beate Guder

The youth is the future of the CIOFF®.

Since 2011 CIOFF® Germany has again a Youth Representative. It is Philipp Mueller from Braeunlingen. He has established already contacts to the members of CIOFF® Germany and some young people were announced to him which are interested to work in a Youth Commission.

The task of CIOFF® is to preserve traditions in the form of dance, music and colorful costumes for the following generations and make them more attractive. The top priority should therefore be the work with young people and attractive festivals with special attention to the needs of young people. Today's children and young people are the festival visitors and organizers of tomorrow.

If we will not make an effort to set the course for the future, many of the beautiful CIOFF® festivals in Germany will belong to the past.

This website should give a chance to the young people to bring in their work for the CIOFF® via internet. Contributions by and for young people are always welcome!