Literature Across Frontiers (LAF) is a European platform for literary exchange, translation and policy debate. In April 2013 LAF and Inizjamed are holding a strategy conference on literary exchange in the Euro-Mediterranean region. This blog has been set up to document and broadcast some the discussions taking place.

Literary Exchange in the Euro-Mediterranean – a strategy conference

5th – 7th April 2013
Valletta, Malta

Literature Across Frontiers is continuing a consultation process towards developing a strategy for literary exchange in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Following on from our landmark Istanbul conference in 2011 and three workshops in the region in 2011 and 2012 this concluding meeting in Malta will bring together some 35 representatives of leading organisations and networks, from both the literary and the wider cultural and policy sector.

The participants will be discussing the following topics,

  • literary policy as part of wider cultural policy;
  • the role of culture in EU external relations;
  • the role of independent organisations in the international cultural sphere;
  • information resources;
  • mobility for literary professionals.

They will also discuss the possibility of establishing a Euro-Mediterranean translation and literary exchange hub in Malta, first proposed at our Istanbul conference in May 2011. The meeting will produce a final document and a set of recommendations widely disseminated and presented to policy makers at national, regional and EU level.

Follow the discussions on Twitter at #EuroMedLit (LAF’s Twitter handle is @MakingLitTravel)

Visit our Euro-Mediterranean project page on the LAF website to find out more background to this work.

The conference is organised by

LAF logoinizjamed logo

With kind support from

Anna Lindh Foundation logo

Culture Programme of the EUMaltese EU logoValletta 18 logo


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