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Quote of the Week

“A festival is a unique occasion for meeting different people and different cultures. Together with artists who are real masters of communication through art, a festival is a strong builder of bridges between different cultures - and even between civilizations."

Ján Figel’, former European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture, and Youth


EFA RISE 2014-2017

The European Festivals Association has been supported by the European Commission in the frame of the Creative Europe programme for the implementation of the 3 year project EFA RISE.

In the framework of EFA RISE, the European Festivals Association is working with Synergy Partners: The Festival Academy (TFA), European House for Culture (EHfC), Pearle* - Live Performance Europe, Stichting Metropool International, and A Soul for Europe (ASfE) for the implementation of the activities in the work plan.


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