Glad midsommar!

We celebrated a happy Midsummer with our friends from the folk dance group Malmö Folkdansare in Sweden. Together with spectators of our performances in Malmö, we danced around several midsummer trees. Thank you very much for the fantastic festive days; we are looking forward to see you again for the European Week in October!

We are happy about our present group photo from 2018.

























(August 2018)

20 years EFCO France – Jubilee in Tarare

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of EFCO France, EFCO delegations from Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Sweden, Russia, the Ukraine and Germany got together in Tarare near Lyon from June, 14 to 18, 2018. Christine Schillings, EFCO Youth president of Germany, represented the Sounding Windrose. She reported successful project days shaped by cordial international cooperation. Christine reported: “We are happy to maintain our friendships with the French groups „Crea’Danse company“ from Tarare and „Les Hirondelles du Forez“ from Neulise. Our special thanks goes to Claire Gattet who had organised the impressive jubilee.”


Olpe, City of the International Weeks

April 12, 2018: This was an important step: Last weekend we brought our European friends to the table and we can proudly say: Olpe, we are coming! Our 22nd “International Week” will take place in 2019, but from now on we will call it: European Folk Art & Culture Week.

Die Klingende Windrose gehört seit dem Gründungsjahr 1966 zum Landesverband Nordrhein-Westfalen der djo – Deutsche Jugend in Europa und ist Mitglied in der Vereinigung European Folk Culture Organisation (EFCO). Die djo – Deutsche Jugend in Europa ist anerkannter Träger der freien Jugendhilfe nach § 75 des Achten Buchs des Sozialgesetzbuchs – Kinder- und Jugendhilfe – (SGB VIII).



Since it´s founding in 1966, the Klingende Windrose has been a part of the North Rhine-Westphalian association of DJO (Deutsche Jugend in Europa / German Youth in Europe) and it is a member of the European Folk Culture Organisation (EFCO). The DJO Deutsche Jugend in Europa is an official support organisation of the independent youth support agency according to article 75 of Book VIII of the German Social Security Code (Children and Youth Support, SGB VIII).