ST. TRUIDEN, Belgium: The city of Sint-Truiden, Belgium, will host the 2017 European Championship for Young Florists on September 15 and 16. The continent’s best floral arrangers under the age of 26 will put their craftsmanship on display, for all to enjoy! Will you come and see tomorrow’s stars be born?
The city of Sint-Truiden is close to Alden Biesen – Bilzen, where Fleuramour, Passion for flowers takes place from 22 – 25th September. Combine your visit to both spectacular events!
Eurofleurs 2017 Location & Organisation
The European Championship for Young Florists 2017 will take place at the monumental ‘MINDERBROEDERSSITE’ in Sint-Truiden, in Belgium’s Northeast. The contest is being organized by the Royal Union of Belgian Florists (KUFB/URFB), the Belgian member association of International Florist Organisation Florint.
History of the Eurofleurs competition
Florint has organized the European Championship for Young Florists on average every 4 years since 1998. This is the 6th edition. Like the Europa Cup, for senior florists, a competition like Eurofleurs stimulates the creativity and skills exchange among floral arrangers, which we value tremendously. Moreover, the championship promotes the flower industry and floral arts to the public, something the entire sector benefits from.
Participation in Eurofleurs
One young florist from each of Florint’s member countries can take part in the European Championship for Young Florists. The contestants are nominated by the national florist associations, the members of Florint. In exceptional situations a floral arranger from a non-member country may also be permitted to take part. This is decided on a case-by-case basis.