Sharing the Wor(l)d
- Transnational mobility
- Audience development
- Capacity building: Training and education
The goals of the cooperation project Turning the Compas were to consolidate relations between partners and develop the audience, extend knowledge and approach to promoting European literature. The partners in the project Turning the Compass were organisations that run renowned literary festivals from different parts of Europe representing also lesser-spoken European languages. The main activities of the project Turning the Compass were held in Slovenia, Ireland and Croatia within the festivals organized by the coordinator of the project and the co-organizers: Vilenica International Literary Festival organized by the Slovene Writers’ Association from Slovenia, Cúirt International Festival of Literature organized by the Galway Arts Centre from Ireland and Festival of World Literature organized by the Fraktura publishing house from Croatia.
The goals of the cooperation project Sharing the Wor(ld) were to consolidate relations between partners and develop the audience, extend knowledge and approach to promoting European literature, as well as promoting reading itself as a form of increasing tolerance and accepting differences.
We are very satisfied because this project gave us an opportunity to provide a platform for Croatian readers and audience, publishers and translators, and it resulted with giving them a place to meet their favourite writer, the writer whose book they published and translated, as well as to enjoy the live talks with them.
We are glad because through the project we encouraged students to read more. We have awakened interest in books written by many contemporary authors and also increased book sale. We've strengthened our partnership with Vilenica and Cuirt festivals and established new cooperation with institutions and cultural organisation in Croatia (embassies, foreign cultural institutions).
Through the project on an international scale, we've greatly raised visibility and recognition of our project on European level, which resulted with rising project’s significance and also with ever-growing number of international writers who want to come to the Festival.
LITERATURE, BOOKS AND READING
<p>Društvo Slovenskih Pisateljev (SI)</p>
<p>Galway Arts Centre LTD (IR), <strong>Fraktura d.o.o. (HR)</strong></p>
01.01.2016. - 30.04.2017.