EUROPE FOR FESTIVALS
The Embassy Festival has been selected to receive the EFFE label 2017 – 2018. Results were announced by the International Jury chaired by Sir Jonathan Mills. EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, is Europe’s Label for remarkable festivals initiated by the European Festivals Association. Festivals from 39 countries received the EFFE Label 2017-2018 as ‘remarkable festivals’ in Europe.
EFFE is an international festival community connecting festivals that are deeply committed to arts, their communities and Europe. At the same time, it serves as a searchable online Festival Calendar on www.effe.eu for all international audiences interested in the arts of all kinds.
The Embassy Festival got the following feedback from the international jury and Hub Experts: The festival has strong International engagement and focuses on culture in a broad sense.
“The International Jury is convinced to give the greatest diversity of festivals the opportunity to be part of and strive in this new community of festivals. During its deliberations, the Jury was impressed by the immense quality, diversity, exposure of festivals towards the public and their commitment to access and inclusion of all people in society. They also underlined the consistent artistic choices made by festival makers programming both emerging and established artists.” The Jury also “invites the Label holders to join hands for a common movement of festivals stimulating solidarity, the arts, artists, and open conversations.”
The European Festivals Association is convinced about EFFE’s potential: to embrace and breathe Europe as an idea of community and reciprocal understanding and responsibility towards the world.
The EFFE Label 2017-2018 recipients are now featured in the online European festivals calendar. www.effe.eu offers audiences worldwide a window to Europe’s vibrant cultural scene.