Call for proposals - Support for a preparatory action to create an EU Festival award and an EU Festival label in the field of culture – EFFE (Europe for Festivals – Festivals for Europe) EAC/S05/2016 Closed!


 The preparatory action will continue the work of the pilot project and prepare the ground for the development of the award and the label into a permanent action, possibly European Festival Award and European Festival Label. The expected results are:

  1. the establishment of a solid, credible and transparent mechanism for the selection of European festivals to receive a label and/or award during a high quality and visible awards ceremony;
  2. the development of a branding strategy in the continuity of the pilot project, for a recognisable and valuable label and award;
  3. high visibility for the award and label, the winners and the values that labelled festivals promote, engaging different target groups for the label and awards;
  4. a strong network with a view to ensuring the sustainable impact of the label and awards


 The applicants should describe how they intend to carry out the following activities, on the basis of the priorities described:

  • attract a sufficient number of festivals from all Member States and all cultural sectors to join the platform and apply for the EFFE Label and Award;
  • define and apply the criteria to be met by the Festivals to receive the EFFE label;
  • define and apply the procedures for the granting of a maximum of 10 (ten) awards to the labelled festivals, on a biannual basis
  • organise, on a biannual basis, an Award Ceremony for the awarded festivals, collated to a suitable event in the field that will ensure sufficient exposure to the press;
  • proactively promote networking activities among the festivals;
  • develop and maintain a website dedicated to the action .
  • develop and implement a branding strategy for the action aiming at a recognisable and valuable label and award for festivals
  • disseminate the results of the action to the general public and stakeholders in the field of culture;
  • publicize the EU support to the preparatory action.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,35 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 21 June 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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