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Quote of the Week

Only when we understand that the “self” – a balanced, joyous and peaceful “self” – is nothing but the sum of our own identity and culture, nurtured by centuries of “our nation’s” history, and the identities and cultures of “the others”, likewise nurtured by centuries of their own history, then we might see the light, the smile, the human being."

Radu Mihăileanu; film director and Ambassador European Year of Intercultural Dialogue

The Association

The European Festivals Association is the umbrella organisation for festivals across Europe and beyond. One of the oldest cultural networks in Europe, it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952 as a joint initiative of the eminent conductor Igor Markevitch and the great philosopher Denis de Rougemont. Since its foundation, the Association has grown from 15 festivals into a dynamic network representing more than 100 music, dance, theatre and multidisciplinary festivals, national festival associations and cultural organisations from 41 countries.

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European Festivals Association (EFA)
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