Our aims & objectives

Literature Across Frontiers aims to develop intercultural dialogue through literature and translation and highlight lesser-translated literatures. Our key objectives are to:

  • advance intercultural dialogue through literary exchange and translation, and promote a deeper understanding of European cultural identity based on shared values and respect for diversity;
  • foster the development of a vibrant European literary culture and ensure that it can be experienced by a broad range of audiences across Europe and beyond;
  • connect diverse literary scenes through innovative collaboration projects which create, position and disseminate European writing, while mainstreaming the less translated literatures of Europe and highlighting emerging European literary talent;
  • contribute to local, European and international debates on cultural policy and practice by conducting research, providing expertise to various international forums, and offering networking, knowledge-building and skills development opportunities to the literature and translation sector.