The Europa Cup of Floristry
Florint has organized a European Florist Championship, also called ‘Europa Cup’ of Floristry, since 1967. The contest serves as a comparison in craftsmanship and style between florists from different countries. It stimulates exchange and innovation, and promotes the florist’s image to the public. All of which we consider to be very important!
The upcoming Europa Cup in 2021:
The Polish Florist Association is organizing the Europa Cup from 16 to 18 April of 2021! The host city will be Katowice.
The Europa Cup was initially scheduled for June of 2020. But due to the tragic COVID-19 virus epidemic, we were forced to reschedule our championship to the next year.
Read more about the European Florist Championship 2021 on the official website here!
The Europa Cup 2016 in Genoa:
On 8 & 9 April 2016, the Europa Cup 2016 took place at the impressive ‘Magazzini del Cotone’ exhibition and conference centre in Genoa (Italy). It was an absolutely spectacular Europa Cup, with amazing floristry on display and a fantastic atmosphere in general. Click the image below for our elaborate press release, which explains everything that happened in Genoa and, of course, who won the European Championship!
General Europa Cup Info:
The European Florist Championship helps to compare the skills and creativity of floral designers originating from various European countries, putting the continent’s absolute best in the spotlight. Additionally, the championship allows these florist professionals to get to know the latest trends and techniques in floristry. It thereby functions as an important stimulus for innovation in floral design.
The contest simultaneously helps to promote the florist’s image to the public and to spread the joy of flowers. It, thereby, helps to promote the consumption of flowers and plants as well. This type of publicity is invaluable to a sector like ours!
As a general rule, the Europa Cup takes place every four years. Exceptions are permissible, if the situation demands them, and are decided on a case by case basis by the Florint General Assembly.
Participation in the Europa Cup:
The Europa Cup competitors are nominated by our national florist associations; the members of Florint. In countries where there is more than one member association, they need to agree on the contestant or jointly organise a competition to decide on one.
In countries where there is no member organisation of Florint yet, alternative enrolment rules may apply. These are laid out in the official championship regulations, which are published prior to the start of enrolment.
Click the following link for a document with all the Europa Cups, and their winners, from 1967 up to 2007: The former Europa Cup winners!