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* Subject to funding by the German Federal Foreign Office

Publisher workshops hosted by Frankfurter Buchmesse in Central and Eastern Europe have a long tradition that dates back to the early 1990s. A continuation of the successful Summer Academy for publishers from Central and Eastern Europe was planned for the summer of 2022 in Kyiv. Unfortunately, the ongoing war is preventing Frankfurter Buchmesse and its local partners International Book Arsenal Festival und Goethe-Institut Ukraine from carrying out the project as planned.

However, we are offering publishers from Ukraine and neighbouring countries a Special Programme in conjunction with Frankfurter Buchmesse.

The Special Programme for publishers from Ukraine and neighbouring countries is an intensive training and networking opportunity for publishers, editors, licence managers and literary agents from Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. To be eligible, applicants must have at least two years of experience in publishing and a good command of English.

The programme will take place from 17 to 22 October 2022.

The programme offers

  • Digital and on-site exchange of information
  • Professional dialogue across national borders
  • Matchmaking events
  • Numerous networking opportunities at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Application requirements

The applicants have at least 2 years of experience in publishing as well as in buying or selling foreign rights and a good command of English. They are living in one of the countries mentioned above in Eastern Europe.

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Apply by 10 July 2022 for the Special Programme. To apply, please fill out the online form below.

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Special Programme for Publishers from Ukraine and neighbouring countries

The Special Programme agenda includes online and on-site seminars, market presentations, matchmaking events and numerous networking opportunities at Frankfurter Buchmesse.
The deadline for applications is 10 July 2022.
Your contact for questions is Niki Théron.

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Who can apply?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Publishers, editors, literary agents as well as rights and licence directors and managers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Ukraine are eligible to apply, provided they have at least two years of experience in publishing and a good command of English.

What are the costs and expenses?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

If the programme is approved, Frankfurter Buchmesse will be able to cover accommodation and a part of the meals while in Frankfurt. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply for a travel grant that covers travel costs to and from Frankfurt.

What is the programme schedule?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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 followed by participation in Frankfurter Buchmesse with multiple networking opportunities. Participants will also have free time to organise their own meeting schedules while at the fair.

Is it possible to arrange your own business appointments during the book fair?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Participants will also have free time to organise their own meeting schedules while at the fair.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Niki Théron

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