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FECC General Assembly 25 May 2021 will be Digital as the FECC Convention 2021 is canceled

FECC General Assembly 2021 – Tuesday 25 May 2021

– please note a Digital Meeting  – electoral

FECC Convention 2021 – is canceled

Unfortunately, the organizers of the FECC Convention 2021 Ptuj, Slovenia, the Town Municipality of Ptuj and FECC Slovenia, have to propose the cancellation of the organization of the Convention at the end of May 2021 due to the force majeure – Corona Pandemic and Epidemic in Slovenia, Europe and globally.

Since we have been sincerely trying for two years to prepare and organize the jubilee 40th FECC Convention (last year we had to postpone it to this year due to the Corona), we suggest – offer to the International Board a “Plan B”, specifically because the Convention is also electoral.

– Above is a part of info from letter dated 10 March 2021 sent as attachment

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely yours,


Nuška Gajšek ,                                 

Mayor of the Municipality of Ptuj      

Tanja Srečkovič-Bolšec ,   

Director of the Public Institute for Tourism                                                  

Andrej Klasinc

President of the FECC Slovenia

Branko Brumen

President of the Organizing Committee




Dear Members of FECC


On 11 March, on the Digital Board Meeting the FECC International Board unanimously decided to accept the Cancellation of FECC Convention 2020 in Ptuj, Slovenia referring to the letter from Ptuj dated 10 March 2021.

We also very much appreciate that the organizers offer FECC a plan B so we can have a Digital FECC General Assembly 25 May.

Our next Digital FECC Board Meeting will take place

Thursday 8 April 17.00

After the Board Meeting we will send out all info needed for the coming FECC General Assembly 25 May 2021 – about routines, invitation, Agenda, elections, voting etc as the meeting will be Digital.

We would like to express our great appreciation for all the work and sacrifices our friends in Ptuj have done!!! – also their offer to make it possible for the Digital FECC General Assembly 25 May 2021.



FECC International Board

Lars Algell





Branko Brumen

Secretary General




Josip Silov – Marion Hirche – Guy Van Der Eecken – Aleksandar Cicimov – Aleksandar Vasovic



Gert-Jan Visser – Raymond Vella – Jürgen Schmidt



Peter Balogh



Future meetings:

–  FECC Dies Natalis in Neuhausen Spree, Germany                  8-10 October 2021


– FECC Convention – Pétange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg          22-29 May 2022

This mail is sent to all actual FECC Members

fecc@googlegroups.com – updated February 2021

– Nominations FECC Board and Auditors 

– Info FECC Convention Ptuj 

  – re. actual dates until final decision

Nominations received – in time = not later than 24 February

Nominations for the election 25 May 2021 of members of the FECC International Board and the Audit Committee for the mandate 2021-2024, we have received:

1. FECC International Board:

Team A nomination, 

Applicant leader Lars Algell, received by post (registered letter) at the Secretary Generals headquarters on 23 February 2021

Team A

Lars Algell – Josip Silov – Marion Hirche – Guy Van Der Eecken – Aleksandar Cicimov – Branko Brumen – assessor Aleksandar Vasovic

2. Audit Committee: three nominations (by e-mail):

  • Gert-Jan Visser, The Netherlands
  • Jürgen Schmidt, Germany
  • Raymond Vella, Mata

No other nominations received

FECC President



Branko Brumen

FECC Secretary General

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of FECC Convention Ptuj




The International Board of FECC.


The prehistory of FECC.

This goes back to the year 1975, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the City of Amsterdam.
The then existing Amsterdam carnival associations “Amstelpieren & Brokkerijders, led by Henk van der Kroon (+2018) had dared to organize a spectacular International Prinsen meeting in November 1975 at the RAI Congress Center in Amsterdam.
With the cooperation of the Amsterdam business community, the city council and the diligent work of the carnival associations this could be financed.
Among the guests were his Royal Highness Princess Margriet and diplomats and dignitaries from Brazil, Italy, Greece, Germany and Belgium.
Carnival associations such as “Het Heilig Wammes” from Maaseik (B), Party community from Hasselt (B), “Stadsgarde” from Aachen (D), “Tempeleers” from Maastricht etc
A total of 4,500 attendees.
This unique international event was the start of an exuberant exchange, which continued until 1980. Then it was decided to organize a reunion abroad, more specifically in Patras. This step is now regarded as the establishment of the FECC, in fact, one could well label 1975 as a year of foundation, but the name FECC was not yet known at that time.
In the years between 1980 and 1986, the Reunions were more festive recreations, with encounters between Greek cultures, but in 1986 in KOS the seeds were laid for the necessity of regulations and memberships. The initiative of the extra meeting at Hotel “Prince de Liège” in Brussels, autumn 1986 and the annual meeting in Malta in 1987, prompted the Belgians Vansina (+2018), Baumans, Rega (+2018) and Van Doorslaer to take the initiative to set up a national section of Belgium. This was unique, because no other FECC country had thought of this. Vansina was the first national president to be elected and with his influence as mayor of the City of Leuven and the assistance of his secretary, much could be achieved.
In 1988 the example was followed by the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The National Carnival Commission of Malta followed in 1989 with its own form of a section, while Jiirgen Schmidt also formed a section in Germany in the same year in Bad Ems.

Object and Objectives of FECC.

The Federation is a democratic association, respecting the fundamental values of right and freedom of each of its members, whatever are their political, creed or sex. It assembles people who agree to act and work to join the aim of the association.

The mainobjectives of the Federation amongstothers, are listed hereunder but are not restrictive by any means:

  • To unit, the European and Mediterranean and outside Europe/Oversea members Carnival Cities in the exchange of ideas and opinions in the interest of Carnival.
  • To collect and preserve knowledge on the usage, costumes and traditions related to Carnival, inside and outside of Europe.
  • To promote exhibitions, exchange of ideas and advertising without losing sight of proper national identities.
  • To stimulate youth participation in national carnival activities and to encourage exchange schemes for youth among the member states.
  • Original Statutes of FECC deposit in Luxembourg – see page 23.

About FECC.

FECC Statutes


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