What is it for ?
The objectives of the "Literary translation" scheme are to promote the transnational circulation of literature and its diversity in Europe and beyond and to expand the readership of quality translated books.
The scheme offers grants to eligible publishers for the co-financing of the translation, publication and promotion of a "package" of minimum 3 and maximum 10 works of fiction. The translation must be from, and into, eligible languages and either the source or the target language must be officially recognised in an EU Member States or an EFTA country.
The translation and promotion of books from lesser used languages into English, French, German or Spanish is encouraged as it increases the visibility of the books in Europe and beyond. The translation of books for which the authors have won the EU Prize for Literature is also encouraged.
The scheme is open to publishers and publishing houses with least 2 years of existence established in the EU or in other countries participating in the Creative Europe programme
Eligibility conditions are detailed in the guidelines of the call.
The 2017 call for proposals in support of literary translation projects was published in June 2017 with a deadline of 25 July 2017. Please check this link regularly or contact your Creative Europe desk in your country should you wish to have more information. An estimated 2 million is available for the co-financing of projects under the literary translation scheme in 2017.
Two types of contract duration and support are available depending on the year the call is published:
For calls for proposals to be published every year until 2020, applicants can apply for two-year projects for which the maximum grant per project is EUR 100 000 for the 2 years.
For calls for proposals published in December 2013 and 2018, applicants can apply for framework partnership agreements (FPA) which last 3 years. The maximum grant is EUR 100 000 per year per specific agreement awarded under the framework partnership agreement.
Financial contributions from the EU cannot exceed 50% of the total eligible costs of the project.
Individuals can not apply for a grant.
Before starting your application:
You are now ready to start the application process:
Each organisation involved in your project must register in the Participants’ portal and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC). The PIC will be requested in the application form. To access the Participants’ portal, you will need your EULogin username and password.
Create your official electronic application form, also called the eForm. To create your eForm, you will be asked to go through the following steps, without interruption:
Completing your application
Don’t forget to also complete the compulsory annexes to the eForm
Compulsory annexes to be submitted
Please check the requirements under each call for proposals for additional mandatory documents to be electronically attached to the electronic application form
All applications are evaluated on the basis of eligibility, exclusion, selection and award criteria indicated in the guidelines.
The award criteria concern:
Once selected you will receive a grant decision or a grant agreement detailing the conditions and level of funding.
For further information and assistance, please contact your Creative Europe desk
The Results of the selection will be published before the end of August, once all applicants have been notified individually
Call for proposals