Creative Europe launches call to support publication of literary translations
November 17, 2022

Creative Europe launches call to support publication of literary translations

The Creative Europe programme has launched a call for proposals to support the circulation of European literary works.

With a budget of €5 million, this call will support projects that will translate, publish, distribute, and promote a package of a minimum of five works of fiction (novels, poetry, comics etc.).

Interested organisations from different Creative Europe countries (including Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) can apply as individual applicants or as members of a consortium of a minimum of two eligible organisations.

Applicants can apply with projects of different sizes with a different ceiling for the number of books translated and funding received:

  • small-scale projects proposing translation of up to ten different books can receive up to €100,000;
  • medium-scale projects proposing translation of up to 20 different books can receive up to €200,000;
  • large scale projects proposing translation of at least 21 different books can receive up to €300,000.

Given the exceptional circumstances of Russia’s war against Ukraine, projects that aim to make European or Ukrainian-language books available to Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons will be encouraged. As such, the printing, distribution and promotion of European or Ukrainian language fiction will be eligible. These projects must comply with the general conditions for selection and include at least five translations.

The deadline for application is 21 February 2023.

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February 21, 2023


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