The European Union Prize for Literature Award Ceremony

Posted on December 15, 2020, 11:10 am
2 mins

Brussels, 14 December 2020


The Consortium comprised of the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), in charge of running the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL), has decided – together with the Creative Europe program – to change the EUPL 2020 Award Ceremony due to take place on 29 September in Brussels to an online event. We believe it is the right course of action to protect and safeguard the health and safety of our 2020 laureates and all attendees of the event. For more information, please refer to our press release. The digital ceremony of the EUPL 2020 will be held on 14 December, at 6:30 PM CET, and will be an occasion to celebrate and promote our 13 laureates of the year. Please follow the Facebook event for more.

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The aim of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is to put the spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature in the field of fiction, to promote the circulation of literature within Europe and to encourage greater interest in non-national literary works.

The works of the selected winners (one per country participating in the Prize on a rotation basis) will reach a wider and international audience, and touch readers beyond national and linguistic borders.

The Prize is financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission, which aims to achieve three main goals: to promote cross-border mobility of those working in the cultural sector; to encourage the transnational circulation of cultural and artistic output; and to foster intercultural dialogue.