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Special Programme for publishers from Ukraine and neighbouring countries

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Frankfurter Buchmesse in cooperation with the International Book Arsenal Festival and Goethe-Institut Ukraine are happy to announce the open call for participation in the Special Programme for publishers from Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

This Special Programme is an intensive training and networking opportunity for publishers, editors, licence managers and literary agents from Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary.
This project is one of the professional programs that are a priority of the Book Arsenal activities, and will be implemented in cooperation with the partners in 2022.

  • The programme offers the following stages:
    — Open call for publishing professionals;
    — Selection of participants of the programme;
    — Online preparation seminars;
    — One-day seminar with German experts in Frankfurt;
    — Matchmaking events and numerous networking opportunities during Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Before the programme in Frankfurt starts, the selected participants will be offered a comprehensive online preparatory seminar with market presentations and tips on “How to do Frankfurt”. The programme in Frankfurt then consists of a one-day seminar with German experts. Participants will also have free time to organise their own meeting schedules while at the fair.
The programme will take place from 17 to 22 October 2022 in Frankfurt.

  • Conditions of participation:
    At least 2 years of experience in publishing;
    Experience in buying or selling translation rights;
    Good command of English;
    Publishing professionals from Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovak Republic are eligible to participate in the program.
  • How to apply:
    Applications for the special programme can be submitted online on the Frankfurter Buchmesse website.
    15 publishing professionals will be selected for the programme.
    Application deadline is 10 July 2022.

The programme is the result of the effective strategic partnership and fruitful cooperation of the International Book Arsenal Festival, Frankfurter Buchmesse and Goethe-Institut Ukraine.
The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.