European Fashion Council (EFC)
The European Fashion Council (EFC) was established on 18-19th of May 2007 in Ancient Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Authorized and registered in the European Union with the unified European identity as official institution with ID: 25337543032-09 as Union of the Fashion NGO/Think-Tank for European fashion and fashion design and eligible NGO of EU-UNESCO Convention with 28 member states: 17 EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, 2 EEA member states: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and 8 more European member states: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine.
News / Press releases
European Fashion Council with a historic contribution to the United Europe
May 8, 2022 – For the first time, the European Capital of Culture – Novi Sad 2022
And Serbia Fashion Week unites culture and fashion in one!
BULGARIA, ROMANIA and SERBIA are launching 3 INNOVATIONS
- The Kingdom of SPAIN entered in the management as the 28th member-state
- Together with the Kingdoms of SWEDEN and BELGIUM creatively was changed the vision of the Presidential Fashion Council of Europe
- Digital European Fashion Academy & Digital European Fashion Week was established
The European Fashion Council (EFC) turned 10 years
Oct 20, 2017 – May 19th is announced as the European Fashion Day
A program of 10 events in 10 member-states celebrates the fashion anniversary of the EU and Europe
Moldova is the 26th member state of the European Fashion Council
Dec 18, 2017 – In execution of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU for associating the countries from Eastern Europe and the Eastern Balkans to the EU, the Republic of Moldova was accessed as a 26th member state to the European federative union for fashion represented by the Association of light industry (clothing) of Moldova or APIUS with President Mrs. Alexandra CAN.
Ireland is the 25th member of the European Fashion Council
Sep 2016 – By unanimous decision of the Presidential Board, the European Fashion Council announces with pleasure that IRELAND is the newest member of the Council for unified management of the fashion industry on the European continent.
Germany and the Netherlands gave a start to the activities of the European Fashion Council for 2016
Jan, 2016 — The 30th anniversary marked VDMD, Germany with the 1st year as a part of the EFC Presidential Board
EFC in the finalize of historically ratifications for the future of the European fashion industry during the Dutch presidency of the Council of the European Union
European Fashion Council celebrates 8 years, launches “European Fashion Capital” initiative
May 20, 2015 — GERMANY and SWITZERLAND are the newest members of the Presidential Board for global fashion management.
With the newly associated MONTENEGRO and F.Y.R. MACEDONIA, the European Fashion Council unites 24 countries.
European Fashion Council historic meeting in Sofia
Jan 21, 2015 — The General Assembly of the European Fashion Council takes place during Sofia Fashion Week Couture
Unique project for the long-term financing of the European economy received recognition of a global importance
Mar 19, 2014 — ModaLisboa Association is the newest member of the Presidential Board for management
Presenting – “Innovations in Fashion and Textile Industries”
May 27, 2013 — A Board of Investors and an Advisory Board are being created / European Fashion Council celebrates six years of its establishment
Fashion project “Ready to rise” with an official Premiere
Nov 13, 2012 — National Fashion Chamber of Serbia celebrated successes with reception in royal style / Fashion Academies are found in Hungary, Czech Republic, Malta, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Fashion Council with an approved status for UNESCO
Aug 31-Sep 03, 2012 — Worldwide recognition and application of fashion and fashion design in implementation of the Convention EU-UNESCO
The Launch of the European JOB Bank and DESIGNERS Exchange
May 19, 2012 — European Fashion Rise contest – a career booster for young stylists and designers
The implementation of the program “Fashion Europe” begins
May 08, 2012 — The European Fashion Council celebrates 5 years from the announcement of the initiative for its establishment / A spectacular beginning of public fashion events
Serbia is the 19th member state of the European Fashion Council
Mar 27, 2012 — In accordance with the accepted recommendations of the Council of the European Union and the present state of the Republic of Serbia as a candidate member of the EU, the National Fashion Chamber of Serbia received approval without a dissenting vote on their candidacy and became the 19th Member state of European Fashion Council.
European Fashion Council is the latest European institution
Dec 23, 2011 — The Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union with historical contribution for Modern Europe
The European Fashion Council and the World Napoleonic Community signed a General Strategic Partnership Agreement
Oct 8, 2011 — Napoleon Awards for Fashion and Arts have been initiated
‘Sun made of Stars’ is the new symbol of the European Fashion Council
May 5, 2011 — The Netherlands, Bulgaria and Sweden – winners in the international contests for European Fashion Identity
The Nobel contribution for United Europe in Fashion
Apr 14, 2011 — The European Union NGOs of Fashion and Fashion Design, representing the interests of the European Commission’s cultural policy, declare a contest for a unique Logo, Slogan, Music and Text in relation to its upcoming start of public activities and the “Fashion Europe” program, and execution of the “EUROPE2020” strategy of the European Union.
European Fashion Council contest invitation for Logo, Slogan, Music and Text
Mar 1, 2011 — The European Union NGOs of Fashion and Fashion Design, representing the interests of the European Commission’s cultural policy, declare a contest for a unique Logo, Slogan, Music and Text in relation to its upcoming start of public activities and the “Fashion Europe” program, and execution of the “EUROPE2020” strategy of the European Union.
Introduce European standards for Fashion Week
Jan 11, 2011 — In support of the new economic strategy “EUROPE2020” 2011 notes the expected launch of program “Fashion Europe” which in honor of its creators was highly appreciated and recognized by the European Commission and the European Parliament. The first realised act includes a series of projects for European standards of goods and services in the field of fashion and fashion design and other related public arts.
The European Union begins a world innovation for Sport and Fashion
Dec 23, 2010 — In response to Article 165 from the Contract for the functioning of EU, purpose to developing of the European dimension of the sport, European Fashion Council in its capacity of representative of the European Commission interests and these of the European Designers Community and fashion industry, disposed a part of its program for building of a United and Powerfull Fashion Europe.
Implementation of the program “Fashion Europe” begins
Oct 26, 2010 — New country has opened representation in European Fashion Council
Selected Fashion Public Prosecutor of Europe
Sep 7, 2010 — New country enters into the management of the European Fashion Council.
Fundamental achievements of the European Fashion Council
Jun 10, 2010 — International fashion institution with status of unification of NGO/Think-tank for the “Europe2020” new plan.
The Chairman of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek gave trust to the European Fashion Council
Dec 30, 2009 — With the most sincere excitement the union of the European non governmental organizations for fashion and fashion design from 13 countries declares 2009 as a year in which it received its first historical confession from the highest level.
European Community of fashion designers with invitation to Nicolas Sarkozy
Dec 10, 2009 — The European Fashion Council, established in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the European Union, finished the preparatory technical period for the official beginning of the realization of its main aim – inclusion of fashion and fashion design as an innovative element in the cultural calendar of the European Community.
The European Fashion Council has made a diplomatic act
Dec 7, 2009 — A diplomatic gesture to the newly elected 736 members of the European Parliament have made the representatives official non-governmental of 13 European states, united in the European Fashion Council.
The European Fashion Ethical Code and the Program for United and Powerful Fashion Europe have been legalized
Nov 2008 — Immediately after its formation in May 2007, in the 70-centuries-old Antique Plovdiv /Bulgaria/, the European NGO for fashion and fashion design prepared and legalized 2 of the most important document for its upcoming launch.
European Fashion Council presented its Registration
Oct 2007 — In the 5 stars Grand Hotel Sofia in the Bulgarian capital city Sofia was noted the law registration of the European institution for fashion and fashion design named European Fashion Council.
11 Nations initiated and founded the European Fashion Council
May 19, 2007 — In honour of the 50th anniversary of the European Union the newly established European alliance announces the year 2008 for Year of the European fashion design.