conference, symposium

Traduki meeeting in Zagreb

place: Zagreb, Croatia
organiser: Traduki & Croatian Ministry of Culture
Croatian Ministry of Culture is currently hosting the annual meeting of the Traduki Network Board of Directors which dedicated to the promotion of literature and books between the German speaking countries and the countries of the region, during which all partaking sides will exchange experiences in the field of publishing, translating and discussing the future books.

The network was joined on Wednesday by new partners - - The Principality of Liechtenstein on the level of the coordinator and the Leipzig Book Fair at the level of project partners.
TRADUKI is a European network for literature and books, which involves Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

The exchange between the participants is to be advanced through a translation program for fiction, the humanities as well as books for children and young people. The program gives a special focus to the translators, whose work as important cultural mediators has given the project its name. Meetings of authors, translators, publishers, librarians, critics and scientists strengthen the exchange of information and foster the cooperation.

The TRADUKI network was initiated cooperatively by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, KulturKontakt Austria, Goethe-Institut and S. Fischer Foundation. The Slovenian Book Agency, JAK, has been a partner of TRADUKI since December 2009, and the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Croatia since October 2011.

(D.H., 08.11.2012)