International Festivals and Events Association Europe (IFEA)


Founded in 1992, the International Festivals and Events Association Europe (IFEA) is the European affiliate of IFEA World. It serves as the global network organisation for professionals who work in the cultural festivals and public events sector.

IFEA Europe connects

  • cultural festivals
  • public events organisations
  • policy makers
  • destination marketers
  • consultants
  • suppliers
  • researchers and universities
  • in addition to many other related bodies and professionals

in order to share ideas and best practice, to develop knowledge and skill, to promote networking, partnerships and exchange between members and stakeholders in the industry.

IFEA Europe’s membership is very diverse but they are all united in their desire to produce professionally run festivals and events that have a sound financial base.

IFEA Europe’s is a not for profit-organisation and its income comes from its membership fees, conference fees and grants. Besides the European organisation there are sister organisations in Asia, Australia, North and South America and the Middle East. Worldwide the association has around 4,000 members and been in existence for more than 50 years.

Periodical Publications

ie.magazine (quaterly)


International Festivals and Events Association
The Enterprise & Technology Centre
PC-0 Ballinasloe
Co Galway
Phone: +353 (0)90 964 3780
Fax: +353 (0)90 964 3780