Deadline: 30th September 2021, 4:00pm Irish time


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


There are two categories of projects under this funding strand and applicants will have to choose between the following categories of projects, both with maximum co-funding rate at 60%:

Category 1: individual applicant
Category 2: consortium made of a minimum of 2 eligible organisations.

There are also two funding strands: smale-scale and medium-scale:

Small-scale: Translation of up to 10 different books with a maximum grant of  €100,000.

Medium-scale: Translation of up to 20 different books with a maximum of grant of €200,000.


All applicants (category 1 and 2) must be legal entities established and officially registered in an eligible country; and be active in the publishing and book sector. Applicants must have had a legal existence for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission of applications.


Selected projects under this funding programme need to demonstate they will contribute to the following objectives:

  • strengthening the transnational circulation and diversity of European literary works in particular by encouraging translations from lesser used languagesinto English, German, French, Spanish (Castilian) and Italian;
  • reaching new audiences for European literary works in the EU and beyond;
  • strengthening the competitiveness of the book sector by encouraging cooperation within the book value chain.


Applications for all Creative Europe calls will be processed through the European Commission's Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TP) which can be found here. There is detailed information on how to access the F&T Portal here

You can see further information on how to apply here