Circulation of European literary works


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Creative Europe (CREA)

Programme Description

The Creative Europe Programme supports the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Circulation of European literary works


This action will support projects that will translate, publish, distribute and promote works of fiction.

Detailed Call Description

Themes and priorities (scope)

  • strengthening the transnational circulation and diversity of European literary works
  • encouraging the translation and promotion of works of fiction written in lesser-used languages to increase their circulation to larger markets in Europe and beyond
  • reaching new audiences
  • strengthening the competitiveness of the book sector by encouraging cooperation within the book value chain

Translation, promotion and distribution of literary works of fiction as well as activities to help the sales of translation rights in Europe and beyond.

The proposed activities should be grouped, in the application form part B, in coherent work packages (i.e. major sub-division of the project). Each work package must have a corresponding list of activities, deliverables, milestones and critical risks.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Project budget (maximum grant amount):

  • small-scale : projects proposing translation of at least 5 books can request up to €100,000;
  • medium-scale : projects proposing translation of at least 11 books can request up to €200,000;
  •  large scale : projects proposing translation of at least 21 books can request up to €300,000.

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Other Thematic Category

Eligibility for Participation

  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  •  be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • Creative Europe Participating Countries:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries (further details in the call document)
  • other eligibility conditions:
    • Applicants must have had a legal existence for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission of applications.
    • Applicants must be active in the publishing and book sector

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Organization of European Programs & Cultural Relations
Νenant Μbogntanovitz
Business Planning Coordinator
Ifigenias 27, 2007 Acropolis, Nicosia
Telephone: +357 7000 1300

(Publish Date: 02/03/2022-for internal use only)