The first Europeade was held in 1964 at the initiative of Mon de Clopper (1922–1998) from Flanders and Robert Müller-Kox, a German exiled from the Province of Silesia. Mon de Clopper was president of the Europeade until 1997, when he was succeeded by the current president Bruno Peeters (born 1939), also from Flanders.
The goal of the Europeade is to foster a united Europe, where everyone contributes and develops his or her own culture, respecting everyone else. This philosophy is practised each year during the five-day festival, when thousands of people from all parts of Europe, dressed in their traditional costumes, meet to sing, to make music, to dance and to celebrate – without formal lecturing.
58th Europeade – Trapani – Sicilia (IT) – 14-18/07/2021
59th Europeade – Kielce – Swietokrzyskie (PL) – 2022
60th Europeade – Gotha – Thüringen (DE) – 2023
61st Europeade – Payerne – Vaud (CH) – 2024
62nd Europeade – Kuressaare and Saaremaa (EE) – 2025