Yambol Programme XXXIII FECC Convention

CONVENTION PROGRAMME ХХХІІІ FECC CONVENTION
XXXIII FECC Convention I Yambol – Bulgaria I 8 June – 16 June 2013

Friday / Saturday, — 7 & 8 of June

The fantastic program hosted by YAMBOL: the cultural capital of Southeast Bulgaria has concluded. The FECC looks forward every year to attending the annual Ethnic Dance and Music Festival More at http://www.kukerlandia.com/ Also learn more at http://www.sfmission.com/cgi-bin/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Bulgaria/Yambol/Kukerlandia

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/fecc/collections/72157634392651048/ to see the individual events and places by photo sets

Merrymaking with Costumes

72 photo

White Night at the Black Sea
48
photos, 1 video

Carnival Unites the World!

75 photos

Yambol: Evening of local…

35 photos

26 photos

Farewell GALA: Limassol…

30 photos

Thracia & Roses in…

90 photos

Sozopol on the Black Sea

Sozopol on the Black Sea

8 photos

Grand Hotel Primorsko

21 photos

Yambol Art Museum

19 photos

Limassol Cypress 2014…

8 photos

Bol on Brac Island Croatia:2015

14 photos

Thracian evening atKabile

52 photos

Opening Ceremonies XXXIII…

70 photos

Board meeting
Saturday, 8 June
20.00 – Welcome evening

Sunday, 9 June Dress code: Official, FECC clothing
08.00 – Breakfast
08.30 – Departure to Yambol
09.00 – Official reception by the Mayor of Yambol (International Board, Audit Committee, Presidents of National Sections)
09.30 -Holly Mass
10.00 – Press Conference in the Conference hall of Yambol Municipality
10.45 – Sightseeing
11.15 – Visit to the Art Gallery George Papazov
12.15 – Visit to the Regional Museum of History in Yambol
13.00 – Lunch
15.00 – City Park
16.00 – Free time
18.30 – Flag Parade
19.00 – Opening Ceremony of the XXXIII FECC Convention
20.15 – Dinner – Evening of local traditions

Monday, 10 June Dress code: Official, FECC clothing
08.30 – Breakfast
09.00 – Presidium meeting in the hotel
10.00 – General Assembly
12.30 – Lunch
14.00 – Free time
Dress code: Casual
17.30 – Departure to the national archeological reserve Kabile
19.30 – Thracian evening

Tuesday, 11 June Dress code: Casual
08.30 – Breakfast
09.30 – Round Table Discussion – Carnivals as a cultural phenomenon which boosts the city and destination image.
Possibilities for the Federation development in supporting the carnival cities.
11.00 – Coffee break
11.30 – Continuation of the round table
12.30 – Lunch
14.00 –Free time
18.00 – Sport activities
20.00 – Dinner
21.30 – Evening of nations, Presentations of carnival practices of different countries

Wednesday, 12 June Dress code: Casual
08.00 – Breakfast
08.30 – Excursion to the town of Kazanlak, visit to the Thracian tombs or to the Museum of the rose (optional)
11.30 – Free time
12.30 – Lunch
15.00 – Return to Sport Palace Hotel – Sliven
18.30 – Departure to the hunting hut in the locality Ormana near Yambol (25 minutes distance)
19.00 – Evening of hunting
20.00 – Dinner

Thursday, 13 June Dress code: Casual
08.30 – Breakfast
09.00 – Departure to the Black Sea coast resort Primorsko
11.00 – Accommodation in Grand Hotel Primorsko*****
12.30 – Lunch
14.00 – Free time
20.00 – Dinner

Friday, 14 June Dress code: Casual

08.30 – Breakfast
09.00 – Free time
12.30 – Lunch
14.00 – Free time
16.00 – Departure to Sozopol (optional)
16.30 – Sightseeing – South fortress wall with tower, Museum of history, St. George church, excavations etc., free time
19.00 – Return to Grand Hotel Primorsko
20.00 – Dinner
21.00 – Party time

Saturday, 15 June Dress code: Casual
08.30 – Breakfast
09.30 – Departure to Yambol
11.30 – Monument opening ceremony
12.00 – Departure to Sport Palace Hotel in Sliven
12.30 – Lunch
15.00 – Presentation of the candidate host city for the 2014 and 2015 FECC Conventions
Dress code: Creative Black Tie
20.00 – Closing ceremony – Gala dinner in Sport Palace Hotel

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ROUND TABLE PROGRAMME
Carnivals as a cultural phenomenon which boosts the city and destination image
Possibilities for the Federation development in supporting the carnival cities

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Moderator: Miss K. Petrova, Deputy Mayor – Yambol Municipality, Bulgaria, Organising Committee
9.30 – 9.40 – The economic, social and cultural impact of the carnivals onto communities’ life
Introduction by FECC – Mr Henry van der Kroon, International President of FECC

9.40 – 10.10 – The role of government in supporting a carnival that reflects the various community interests
and activities to enrich the experience of living in the community
Mr G. Slavov, Mayor
Mr Štefan Čelan, Mayor – Ptuj Municipality, Slovenia
Mr Tihomir Marinković, Mayor – Bol Municipality, Croatia

10.10 – 10.30 – The sponsors and their vital role in organizing and managing city’s events
Mr Gjorgi Peltekovski – Member of Strumica carnival committee and Sponsor of the Strumica Carnival, Macedonia

10.30 – 11.00 – The role of the voluntary contributions, including non-profit, non-government
communities and the co-operative, friendly society which creates a sphere of effective citizenship

Mr David Brandao, Vice President of FECC
Mr Lars Algell, Secretary General of FECC
11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee break
11.30 – 11.45 – National Carnival of Corrientes Argentine – gaining joy and discovering new cultural experience
Carnival of Rio Janeiro – the real School of Samba
Mr Jose Miguel Arzuaga, France

11.45 – 12.00 – The Intangible Culture Heritage The Resource for the Strengthening of the Local Economies Worldwide
Mr Eduardo Munoz, President of Federacion Nacional De Carnavales, Colombia
12.00 – 12.30 – Q & A Session

EVENING OF NATIONS PROGRAMME
Evening of nations – presentations of carnival practices
21.00 – 21.15 – Kurentovanje Art & Heritage Carnival – partnership in the European Capital of Culture 2012 and Kurents rituals
on the way to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Presentation by Mr Branko Brumen, Vice President of FECC, President of the Organizing Committee Kurentovanje, Ptuj, Slovenia

21.15 – 22.00 – Dutch costumes, Dutch cheese, Bitter orange, the wedding and the coronation of Prince Willem Alexander of the Netherlands –
by the Dutch delegation at the Convention

22.00 – 22.15 – Veseli Oldtimeri –
Presentation by Mrs Marijana Kalčić Grlaš, Croatia (or Mrs Đurđica Margetić)
22.15 – 22.30 – Carnaval De Cartagena,
Presentation by Mrs Carmen Sanchez, Spain
23.00 – 23.15 – Presentation by Mr Peter Balogh & Odessa Pegus USA

*The Organising Committee keeps the right to make slight changes or to amend the programme
I 8600 Yambol, G.Racovsky str. 7, municipal ty Yambol I tel: +359 46 681 211; fax:+359 46 66 22 47 I pr_yambol@abv.bg

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CODE OF CONDUCT
CODE OF CONDUCT
Of the delegates Of the ХХХІІІ FECC Convention
Yambol, Bulgaria
8 – 16 June 2013
1. Don’t forget to bring your national flags (and big smiles).
2. Please bring your shorts and sport shoes for the football match (Analgesic sport gel is secured. Unfortunately no treatment is known for the
shock you’ll get of what you are going to see and experience.)
3. Please bring your sunbathing equipment (swimming suits, towels, flip-flops, sun-protection lotion etc.) for the Black Sea beach and the swim-
ming pools and take all necessary pills not to get a heart attack because of the view ?
4. The buses will departure 5 minutes after the scheduled time. The late delegates remain to entertain themselves alone ?
5. All alcohol and additional drinks (except those in the hotel in Primorsko) should be paid at ordering.
6. In order to avoid any confusing situations and problems the keys for the hotel rooms will be given only to participants who have prepaid the
registration fee as per the registration form or who pay in full at the check-in at the hotel.
“A holiday cocktail party is where some stranger will learn more about you in an hour than your spouse has learned in a lifetime.”
Robert Brault
XXXIII FECC Convention I Yambol – Bulgaria I 8 June – 16 June 2013 I 8600 Yambol, G.Racovsky str. 7, municipal ty Yambol I tel: +359 46 681 211; fax:+359 46 66 22 47 I pr_yambol@abv.bg

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