Photo Europe Network (PHEN) is an initiative launched in May 2015 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by the Photo Romania Festival (ROU) and Nordic Light Festival (NOR), when 20 photo organizers and other stakeholders met for the first time. The initial meeting was followed by additional gatherings in December 2015 and May 2016, while the total number of European festivals of photography involved in this process topped 25.

PHEN is currently an informal cooperation platform open to any other interested party (photo festival) willing to be part of its future initiatives.