Our aims

Our aims in detail.

LAF aims to:

  • to foster intercultural dialogue through literature and translation within the EU and with third countries, and in particular with EU neighbours in the Mediterranean region.
  • improve access to lesser-known literatures,
  • encourage greater diversity in international literary events and in the publishing of literature for all age groups;
  • develop innovative approaches to literary creation, promotion, support for translation and training of literary translators
  • act as a catalyst for new multilateral collaborations and innovative projects bringing literature into interaction with other art-forms and exploring the social and political role of writing;
  • stimulate debate on relevant policy and financing at national and European level;
  • create opportunities for the exchange of ideas, transfer of skills and knowledge, and sharing of experiences and resources.