Open call in 2024 to promote literary translations

Apply before 16 April 2024 to get funding for the translation, promotion, and circulation of European literary works of fiction. With this call, worth €5 million, Creative Europe finances 40 projects.

Budget: 5 000 000 EUR

Programme: Creative Europe Programme (CREA)

Type of action: CREA-LS CREA Lump Sum Grants

Creative Europe’s 2024 call supports the translation, promotion, and circulation of European literary works of fiction (novels, poetry, comics etc.) with a total budget of €5 million.

40 projects will receive funding and the call is open for individual organisations or consortia.

The deadline for application is 16 April 2024 at 17:00 GMT+1


Call specific priorities:

  • – Enhance European literary diversity and circulation.
  • – Promote translation, publication, and marketing of works in less-spoken languages.
  • – Expand readership, especially among youth, fostering appreciation for European literature.
  • – Boost book sector competitiveness through collaboration across the value chain.
  • – Advocate for visibility, fair conditions, and proper remuneration for literary translators, ensuring their acknowledgment in published works.

All the projects financed under this action must regard inclusion, diversity, gender equality and the environmental transition in their design and implementation.


  • – Works of fiction in languages from countries taking part in the Creative Europe programme are eligible. Latin and ancient Greek as well as certain regional and minority languages are also eligible.
  • – Organisations active in the publishing and book sector are eligible to apply. Individuals cannot apply on their own.

Expected results

The initiative will support approximately 40 projects led by either a single entity or a group of organizations. Each project, based on a editorial and promotional strategy, should include at least 5 eligible translated fiction works. Criteria include fostering literature diversity, ensuring broad access, expanding readership, promoting collaboration across the literary ecosystem, enhancing translator visibility and fair compensation, and aligning with Creative Europe and Culture Strand 2024 priorities.

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