The European Forró Federation (FoFed) was founded in December 2020 with 32 founding member organisations. It began as an initiative to create better communication within the European Forró scene, to facilitate collaborations within the community and to encourage the growth of Forró across the continent.
Before our founding, we gathered virtually, many times, with up to 60 individuals who are involved with the professional world of forró in Europe. These meetings were announced publicly on social media. We formed democratic working groups to decide on the name, the structure, the statutes, the membership fee, the benefits for founding members who made the first investment in the Federation and the process of electing the board of administration. Together we democratically built what is now the first Federation of forró organisations in the world!
During the constitutive general assembly which took place on December 18th 2020, we elected a board of administration which consists of eight representatives from the founding member organisations. This acting board is made up of: Leonie Schmidtmer (Ai Que Bom), Thiago Lima (Ai Que Bom), Sonja Graf (Social Dance Research Alliance), Camila Alves (Espaço Baião), Bruno Prado (Tanzkulture Brasil), Marilia Cervi (Forró em Lyon), Matheus Antunes (freelance teacher), Sofia Cruz Mora Ramos (PD London).