Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) is a new international festival platform in the making looking to connect festivals that are deeply committed to the arts and their communities.

Launched by the European Festivals Association (EFA), the new pilot project of the European Commission opened a European-wide application process to gather interested festivals.

The most innovative arts festivals are selected for the EFFE Festival Label and Award. An International Festival Jury and experts from the arts, culture, business, and political sectors steer the selection process.

Festival Hubs work across the European Union’s 28 Member States to establish, develop and promote the EFFE Platform in their countries.

The EFFE Festival Label and Awards will be announced and a multimedia festival guide launched in autumn 2015 at a gala at one of Europe’s greatest festivals.

Festivals are invited to apply until 15 November 2014.

Further information can be found on the EFFE website.