Creative Europe

Authors in Aarhus is part of the Creative Europe programme.

Creative Europe is a European funding scheme which “supports transnational cooperation projects involving cultural and creative organisations from different countries taking part in the program. It aims to improve access to European culture and creative works and to promote innovation and creativity.” (Source).

More specifically, Authors in Aarhus is involved in a project called SILO (Socially Inclusive Literature Operations), which will make accessible foreign European literature for everyone, especially for groups that do not normally come into contact with literature. From a participatory approach the idea is to involve different groups of citizens (refugees, hospital patients, young adults, prisoners, secondary school students, elderly people) and organise events in these groups’ daily context.

Through the Creative Europe program, we hope to stress the importance of literature and of literary production as a vehicle for sharing stories cross-borders, for co-narrating a larger “European story”, for giving a voice to European citizens, without disregarding the empowering effect writing can have for the individual.

For more information, please go to this website.