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These guidelines are addressed to festivals that apply for the EFFE Festival Label. They explain the legal basis for the programme of the Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe Platform.

1.1. General

1.1.1. Aims

  • To celebrate Europe’s diverse festivals the EFFE Platform honours their artistic and cultural values. It grants a European Festival Label for excellence and an Award for the most trend-setting festivals.

  • To enrich the festival landscape and European society, the EFFE Platform promotes trends in artistic excellence and innovation. Arts and culture form the core of its mission to globally promote Europe as a vibrant space for cultural diversity, citizenship, democracy, freedom and peace.

1.1.2. Legal Body

  • The legal body of the EFFE Platform is the European Festivals Association (EFA), hereby referred to as the “Coordinating Body”.

  • EFA has the right to delegate other legal bodies to operate individual parts of the EFFE Platform’s two-year-long programme.

1.1.3. Programme duration:

  • EFFE is a biennial programme.

  • The first programme runs from 15/12/2013 to 14/12/2015.

  • The first biennial EFFE Festival Label recipients and EFFE Festival Award winners will be presented in autumn 2015.

1.2. Eligibility

1.2.1. Within the EFFE Platform, festivals are seen as an activity or series of events that:

  • has its primary focus on the development, presentation and/or participation in arts and culture.

  • has a programme conceived, produced, curated, marketed and presented as an integrated package.

  • occurs in a defined area/region and a defined period of time.

  • This is a general definition that is not binding for participation in the programme. All applicants who see themselves as festivals that meet the criteria are invited to apply.

1.2.2. The International Festival Jury has the right to waive these requirements in extraordinary cases.

1.2.3. The pilot project grant regulations require that festivals can only be considered eligible for certain benefits if they take place in one of the 28 European Union Member States. Festivals in non-EU countries may be eligible for the Label and other benefits but not for the Awards or financial benefits.

1.3. Opportunities

1.3.1. Each EFFE Festival Label recipient and EFFE Festival Award winner agrees to be part of the EFFE Guide in all its formats.

1.3.2. Each EFFE Festival Label recipient and EFFE Festival Award winner agrees to use the Label or the Award in their promotion and communication.

1.3.3. For the full list of benefits not covered under the guidelines, please refer to the EFFE website.

1.4. Application and Evaluation Process

1.4.1. Please see the Application and Evaluation process details on the EFFE website.

1.5. Announcement of the EFFE Label recipients and EFFE Award winners

1.5.1. All EFFE Festival Label recipients and EFFE Festival Award winners are officially announced during the EFFE Festival Gala in autumn 2015.

1.6. Application

1.6.1. The deadline for applications to be submitted online is November 15, 2014.

1.6.2. Application forms must be submitted in English.

1.6.3. Each festival must submit its own application, even if invited to apply.

1.6.4. Each festival must reapply for every EFFE edition.

1.7. Administration Fee

1.7.1. An administrative fee of €50 for festivals from EU Member States and 100€ for festivals from non-EU countries is charged to partly cover the operational costs. The EFFE Label and Award winners will never be asked for contributions to be included in the EFFE Festival Guide in its print and digital platforms, towards the international media campaign, or other.

1.8. Rights of Use

1.8.1. The EFFE Platform is not responsible for any rights on submitted content. The applicant must have the copyright of any media or have the permission to use it.

1.8.2. All graphic material sent in by applicants is released free of charge for use in all publications (Guide, website, printed material, press).

1.8.3. The applicant grants the EFFE Platform the right to copy all or part of the submitted material for exhibition and/or promotional purposes.

1.8.4. The application of a festival to receive the EFFE Label implies the right for the EFFE Platform to publish key information in the EFFE Festival Guide and key findings in the EFFE Festival Report.

1.9. Conflict of Interest Code

1.9.1. Member festivals of any organisational body involved in EFFE must submit an application following the procedure described above. The application forms are evaluated by independent Festival Hub Experts to ensure no preferential treatment is given to member festivals of these bodies.

1.9.2. The EFFE Platform requires that all members of the International Festival Jury, the Festival Hubs, and the Festival Hub Experts disclose any conflict of interests before any evaluations of festivals have been completed. The Festival Hub determines the steps required to solve the conflict.

1.9.3. Members of the International Festival Jury, the Festival Hubs, and the Festival Hub Experts have an obligation to maintain a high standard of professional conduct, acting with objectivity and independence at all times.

1.10. Disclaimer

1.10.1. A festival’s application to be considered for the EFFE Festival Label implies unconditional acceptance of the guidelines for the EFFE Festival Label and those for the EFFE Festival Award, as well as consent to make the application content available to the Festival Hub Experts, International Festival Jury and the Coordinating Body.

1.10.2. Any application failing to comply with these rules may be disqualified by the Coordinating Body or the respective Festival Hub experts.

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