EFFE Awards 2015-2016

250 leading personalities gathered to celebrate the 12 winners of the EFFE Awards 2015-2016, and the art that brings millions of people together each year at Europe’s thousands of festivals. EFFE’s International Jury, international experts, with expertise from Aachen to Zagreb via New York gave out the awards to honour Europe’s agenda-setting festivals.

The event took place at the Théâtre de la Ville as part of the Festival d’Automne à Paris’ programme and is part of the EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe project initiated by the European Festivals Association. The 2015-2016 awards were sponsored by the Google Cultural Institute.

The jury’s decision was built on months of hard work by the hubs and experts who have pulled together a definitive list of their country’s festival offerings, from world-renowned dates in the cultural calendar, to eclectic events known only to switched-on insiders.

President of ESFN -Joanna Śnieżko was present there .

4 members of European Shakespeare Festivals Network have recived EFFE label:

Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Poland

Shakespeare Festival at Hamlets Castle in Elsinore, Denmark

International Shakespeare Festival in Craiova,Romania

Festival Shakespeare in Barcelona, Spain

EFFE platform opened online catalogue of all awarded festivals. The EFFE Festival Awards and Labels are the only platform to celebrate festivals from diverse genres and countries and to bring them closer to audiences across Europe. These festivals enrich the lives of citizens in communities far and wide and on top generate billions of euros for local economies across Europe each year.