European Cooperation Projects 2021
Strand or category
Cooperation projects: Literary Translations
Cultural operator – who are you?
Name of organisation
Organisation website https://www.ekdoseisotan.gr
Aims and activities of the organisation
“Otan Publications” follows on from a forty-year-old journey of its editor Grigoris Plastaras on the Greek book scene.
They are the essence of his main professional aim and vision, which is no other than the promotion and spreading of the high-quality book which is the lever for success in education and civilisation.
A plethora of books and published texts are published based on what market logic states. However, our focus is to select books applying our own personal quality criteria: we wish to give new literary writers the opportunity and the voice to showcase their hard intellectual work and therefore we do not base our selection on marketability but on whether we can create an intellectually and literarily high-quality publishing event.
Finally, our ambition is to enhance our own literary production and to upgrade the quality of publications in our country.
Role of the organisation in the project
Proposed Creative Europe project – to which project are you looking for partners?
Sector or field
Description or summary of the proposed project
Two main activities:
1. Translation and circulation of works of modern Greek literature from Greek to some of the most spoken languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, German). The description of the works can be found below
2. Translation and circulation into Greek of works from less spoken languages with a preference from a country from the Balkans (Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, North Macedonia) and Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Esthonia, Latvia, Lithuania etc)
Partners searched – which type of partner are you looking for?
Preferred field of expertise
Book publishers - Literature
Projects searched – are you interested in participating in other EU projects as a partner?
Which kind of projects are you looking for?
Literature: Novel, Novellas, Short stories