LEO Europa Forum (LEF) is the yearly LEO convention of European LEOs. Next to the European countries, Egypt, Tunisia and some other Mediterranean countries are joining the forum and Lately LEOs from Nepal are joining our LEF too.
So what is LEF all about? Basically, the program consists of serious and fun workshops, a social activity, sightseeing trips, a culinary presentation of countries and, of course, a glamorous gala night. LEF is also the venue of the yearly meeting of International Liaison Officers (ILOs) from Europe and the Mediterranean countries.
The theme, Gewoon Oranje, reflects two things inherent to the Dutch culture: orange and the no nonsense attitude. We want to introduce you to all things Dutch: the history, the culture (which is actually quite multi-cultural), the innovation spirit and the flourishing EDM industry.
Gewoon oranje, it’s Dutch? Why? Because we just want to show you this crazy Orange country.
Gewoon oranje, or: simply orange, po prostu pomarańczowo, juste l’orange, semplicemente arancio, ednostavno portokalovo, ببساطة برتقالى, sadece turucu, egyszerûen narancssàrga, preprosto oranžno, einfach orange…
Come to LEF2017 and let us show you!
LEPF: 27 – 29 January
LEF: 12 – 19 August
Leo Europa Forum History
Leo Europa Forum started with European Leos who organized a few get-togethers in the early 1970’s. The first noted meeting was in France in 1971, which was followed by meeting in Finland in 1972. Then Leos visited the Lions Europa Forum in Berlin in 1974. The first official Leo Europa Forum took place in Vienna in 1976 and hereafter was organized every summer in a different European country. English is the official language of the Forum.
Leo Europa Pre Forum
In addition to LEF which takes place in the summer, there is the so-called Pre-Forum at the beginning of the year. At this weekend, the orga team presents the hotel location and preliminary program to the delegation leaders of the participating countries. Next to the delegation leader meeting, the International Liaison Officers come together for a meeting as well.