International CIOFF® Festival of Mediterranean Cultures
__The Greek National Section of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts - CIOFF®, official partner of UNESCO, the Ionian University and the Educational & Cultural Association of Sinies – Corfu (Member of CIOFF® Greece) organize the International CIOFF® Festival of Mediterranean Cultures, in Corfu, 6-10 September 2023.
Participating dance and music groups from Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Tunisia, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain. More than 450 dancers, musicians, folk artists, University Professors and researchers from the 16 Mediterranean countries, will present - in a multicultural feast with musical instruments and folk costumes - the intangible cultural heritage of Mediterranean, with music and dance performances, video mapping, exhibitions, dance and gastronomic workshops, scientific conference, economic forum!
The International Festival, which is the flagship Festival of CIOFF® South European Sector, is under the Patronage of the H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and it is organized in support of the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention (2003) on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
It is organized in cooperation with the Region of Ionian Islands, the Ionian Islands Regional Union of Municipalities, the Municipality of Central Corfu, Paxi and Diapontian Islands, and the Municipality of Northern Corfu.
The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture (Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Greece), the Ministry of Tourism, the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Central Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce, the Chamber of Corfu, the Agri-food Partnership of the Region of Ionian Islands, the UNESCO Chair of Ionian University, the Dpt of Audio & Visual Arts, the Dpt of Foreign Languages, Translation & Interpreting, the Dpt of Archives, Library Science and Museology, the Dpt of Digital Media and Communication, the Dpt of Networks and Telecommunications of the Ionian University, the Institute of Hellenic Music Heritage, the Academy of Art in Szczecin in Poland, the Association for the Support of Art, Science and Technology Development MEDEA (Poland), the Faculty of Education of the University of Ostrava Czech Republic, the Philharmonic Society of Corfu (“Palaia”), the Cultural Society of Corfu Town “SAN GIACOMO”.
It is also being held with the support of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Corfu, the Museum of Asian Art, the Holy Metropolis of Corfu, Paxi and Diapontian Islands, the Corfu Port Organization, the Corfu Hotel Union, the Corfu Old Scouts Union, the Corfu Chefs’ Club, the Hellenic Red Cross, the General Clinic “Mastoras” and the General Clinic “Therapia”.
The media sponsors of the event are the Greek National Radio and TV Broadcasting E.R.T. and the local E.R.T. in Corfu, Corfu Chanel, Star TV Corfu, Corfu News, MyKerkyra.com, sindetiras.gr, corfuland.gr, Corfu Press, “Kerkira Simera”, “Enimerosi”, “Paratiritis tis Paradosis”, Adeti.gr, Kyma FM 90,3.Find out more on the program