The president of the Austrian Association of Serbian Folklore (ASSF), Aleksandar Stanković, as a representative of the organization gathering the largest number of folklore societies in Austria and a member of the board of directors of the Association of Serbian Diaspora Folklore (ASDF), attended the extraordinary electoral assembly of this organization where the new president was elected. The Serbian diaspora folklore association is an organization that gathers folklore societies members of the federations from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Romania, Slovenia and Croatia.
‘I congratulate the newly elected president, Nenad Milenković, and I hope that, during his term, through joint work we will achieve significant results in promoting Serbian folklore, tradition and culture, but also in representing the interests of our people in all countries where our diaspora lives. So far, we have already held several successful events with the support of the Government of Serbia. On this occasion, I would like to thank the director Arnaud Gouillon and the Minister without Portfolio in charge of the diaspora, Đorđe Milićević, for their support and outstanding cooperation. I hope that we will be able to count on the support of these sectors also in the coming period’, said Stanković.
‘It is very important that there is one organization, as the Association of Serbian Diaspora Folklore, which brings together our federations so that the diaspora can work together towards the achievement of the main goals – preservation of Serbian identity, language, culture and tradition and promotion of these values in all the countries where Serbian women and men live outside their motherland’, noted ASSF President Stanković.
At the extraordinary electoral assembly of the Serbian diaspora folklore association, held over the weekend in the premises of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Nenad Milenković from Switzerland was elected the new president, Milan Glamočanin from Slovenia the vice president, Srđan Tatić from Croatia the secretary, and Bojan Stefanović from France the treasurer. The term of the newly elected leadership of the Association is two years.
The Austrian Association of Serbian Folklore (ASSF) was founded in 2020 and gathers 28 associations, clubs and cultural and artistic societies from Austria. The Association’s main mission is to develop, improve, coordinate and connect cultural and artistic societies, both with each other and with other relevant cultural institutions in the motherland and the Republic of Austria, and its main activity is the preservation, encouragement and performance of Serbian traditional dances. More information on the website www.assf.at.