The European project 'Europe for Festivals. Festivals for Europe' (EFFE) aims to provide a uniform platform for all cultural festivals in Europe. The EFFE platform has been set up with the support of the EU in order to highlight the quality and diversity of European festivals even more. A jury of international experts granted the first EFFE quality labels to a select group of 761 festivals in 31 countries. At the end of September, the first EFFE awards - the 'Oscars' of cultural festivals - will be awarded in Paris. The EFFE platform also wants to stimulate innovation and turn Europe into a dynamic place for diversity, citizenship and democracy.