General Assembly

Invitation to the 22nd General Assembly

of the International Dance Council CID

As a member of the International Dance Council you are invited to attend the 22nd General Assembly to be held on Sunday 17 December 2017 at the Old Parliament in Athens.

CID does not provide financial assistance for travel or accommodation. You can apply to your country’s National Commission for UNESCO and to public or private sponsors, on the basis of this invitation.

Only CID members can attend the General Assembly. Members unable to attend can send a proxy for another member. Working languages are English and French, without translation.

For further information please visit or contact the CID Secretariat.

Prof. Alkis Raftis

Invitation à la 22ème Assemblée Générale

du Conseil International de la Danse CID

En tant que membre du Conseil International de la Danse, vous êtes convoqué/e à la 22ème Assemblée Générale, qui se tiendra le dimanche 17 décembre 2017 dans le Palais de l’Ancien Parlement à Athènes.

Le CID ne pouvant pas prendre en charge les frais de voyage ou d’hébergement, vous pouvez faire une demande auprès de la Commission Nationale pour l’UNESCO de votre pays ou bien auprès d’organismes publics ou privés, sur la base de cette invitation.

La présente convocation peut être utilisée pour soutenir votre demande de visa auprès des autorités consulaires, si nécessaire.

Pour des renseignements complémentaires veuillez visiter ou contacter le Secrétariat du CID.

Prof. Alkis Raftis

Useful information

22nd General Assembly of the CID

01. Venue
Monday 17 December 2017 at 09:30 in the Old Parliament House, Stadiou Street, Athens, one block from Syntagma Square, right in the city center. 
Be there at 09:00 for accreditation. Passport is required. Make sure your name is in the List of Participants, check the Congress website.

02. Agenda
The General Assembly is an administrative event, there are no lectures, performances or dance classes. Very limited time will be available for speakers, strictly up to 3 minutes to present views on policy.
The Assembly will last several hours, it will end before 17:00. Read the agenda at the Congress website.


03. Languages
English and French are the working languages of CID, either one can be used. If you are in the List of Speakers you can use any other language. Translation will not be provided.


04. Networking
We would like you to meet every Member in the Assembly, discuss cooperation with them at informal meetings. Bring a large number of visiting cards to exchange (see format at the CID Portal). Bring flyers and printed matter to distribute. 200 members from 30 countries are expected.


05. Accommodation
Book a hotel preferably in Plaka or nearby. We can suggest low-priced accommodation.


06. Visits
CID Members from Athens will be happy to give you information; ask them for places of particular interest to dance professionals.


07. Embassies
You can pay a visit to the Embassy of your country, call them before for an appointment.


08. International Certification
International Certification will be awarded at a special ceremony to students attending the General Assembly. Fill the Certification form for your students.


09. Informal meetings
It is highly recommended to meet other members at meetings on Saturday, Sunday and other days. Please wear your CID insignia and carry the CID bag.


10. Visa
Call the Consulate of Greece to get information on documents and time required for a visa. Ask for Certificate of Invitation to be sent to you together with Confirmation of Membership 2017 & 2018. You will find information on visa at the Assembly website.


11. Membership
Only Members of the CID for 2017 or 2018 can take part. A List of Members attending will be at the entrance. Send membership fee for 2018 as early as possible, our Secretariat will be very busy. If you have colleagues who wish to attend please nominate them now (send their name and email address).

12. Tourism
Take a few days before or after the Assembly to enjoy Athens. Most museums and archeological sites are at walking distance from the city center.


13. Attire
Wearing an ethnic dress or parts of it at the Assembly is most welcome. Wear the CID insignia and carry a CID bag.

14. Urgent matters
For urgent matters call +30 210 324 4395 or send message to mobile phone +30 69 8815 5389. Always have on you:
– Passport
– Invitation to the CID General Assembly
– Card of your hotel
– The present text
– Your CID visiting card; see how to print it at: 


15. Changes
Updated information on the Assembly is posted at the website, visit it regularly for any changes: 



General Assemblies of CID

21st General Assembly of the CID
Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris, France, 21/12/2015

20th General Assembly of the CID & 36th World Congress on Dance Research
Hotel Azimuth, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 03/11/2013

19th General Assembly of CID
Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, 27 November 2011

18th General Assembly of CID
Gran Teatro Cervantes, Malaga, Spain, 19/07/2009

17th General Assembly of CID
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 14/04/2007

16th General Assembly of CID
Palm Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Chyprus, 13/11/2005

15th General Assembly of CID
Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 04/06/2003

14th General Assembly of CID
Palais de l’UNESCO, Paris, France, 27/06/2001

13th General Assembly of CID & International Symposium & International Dance Festival
Seoul, South Korea, 07-08/10/1998

12th General Assembly of CID
Sevilla, Spain, 1996

11th General Assembly of CID
Torino, Italy, 1994

10th General Assembly of CID
Pyongyang, North Korea, 28/09/1992

9th General Assembly of CID
Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 19-20/09/1990

7th General Assembly of CID
Nimes, France, 1988

6th General Assembly of CID
Paris, France, 1986

5th General Assembly of CID
Paris, France, 1984

4th General Assembly of CID
Stockholm, Sweden, 1982

3rd General Assembly of CID
London, UK, 1980

2nd General Assembly of CID
Köln, Germany, 02/07/1977

1st General Assembly of CID
Stockholm, Sweden, 01/06/1975