The Call for Literary Translation Projects, of the Creative Europe Programme, extends the application deadline until 28 May 2020, as a result of the difficulties by applicants due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicants must be publishers or publishing houses or organisations that have a legal personality and are active in the publishing sector for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission of applications, including sole traders or equivalent.
The main objectives of the action are to support cultural and linguistic diversity, to strengthen the transnational circulation of literature and to provide readers with better access to quality literature from languages other than their own.
Within these main objectives, the action strives to encourage translations of literature from lesser-used languages, translations of literature of less represented genres and has proved a valuable tool for promoting winners of the EU Prize for Literature (EUPL).
In 2020, support is provided for 2-year projects with a defined and sound editorial strategy, proposing translation, publication and promotion of ‘packages’ of 3 to 10 literary works.