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About Tales of EUkraine

  About the project Tales of EUkraine (TEUk) is an opportunity for European publishers to support their Ukrainian counterparts and to display their solidarity to the most vulnerable victims of the conflict by doing what they do best: publishing books. This project will bring together European and Ukrainian publishers to deliver bilingual children’s books to several communities hosting Ukrainian refugees, fostering integration and mutual understanding. TEUk has built a catalogue of Ukrainian children’s books available for publishers to acquire the rights to and publish them in bilingual editions. The project partners will purchase the part of the print run to be distributed to displaced children and organise its distribution to the Ukrainian refugee communities, whilst publishers will be invited to promote the book to their national communities. TEUk will facilitate the integration of Ukrainian children in their host countries, increase the knowledge of Ukrainian culture across the Unio
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Tales of EUkraine at BRaK Book Festival

 From 31 May to 2 June, Tales of EUkraine was present with a stand at BRaK - Bratislava Book Festival , which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The stand was open throughout the Festival and it was organised by TEUk partner Združenie vydavateľov a kníhkupcov. Bilingual books from the Slovakian publishing houses participating in Tales of EUkraine were available and attendees of the festival could pass by to get their copy of the titles published so far to gift to Ukrainian children. Among the publishing houses at TEUk stand in Bratislava there were Matys, Dajama and Ideál. Five different titles were available in bilingual Ukrainian-Slovakian edition:  Svet okolo nás (The World Around Us),  Detektív Teo – Záhada zmiznutých rybičiek (Guinea Pig Investigates),  Pani osminožka (Mrs. Octopus),  Išla Myška do sveta (The Mouse went into the world) and  Ako sa vrabček učil múdrosti (Trouble Teaches). A photo gallery of the books at the stand is available below.

Presentation and distribution of TEUk books in Romania

On Thursday 30 May, TEUk partner AER , the Romanian Publishers Association, presented and distributed the first title published under Tales of EUkraine at Bookfest Bucharest , the biggest book fair in Romania. AER presented the book  Alf the Cat-Detective   (Ranok Publishing House) , published in Romania by Humanitas Publishing House with the title  Alf, motanul detectiv . The book tells the story of a cat-detective assigned by Sophie, a young girl, to find her missing younger brother and the search they undertake to find him.  The presentation was moderated by Mihai Mitrica , AER Executive Director. The young audience attending the event performed a reading of some excerpts of the book and received copies of the bilingual edition. Below are some pictures taken during the event.

Presentation and distribution of TEUk books in Greece

On Sunday 26 May, the Ukrainian writer Natalia Dovgopol presented one of the first Ukrainian-Greek bilingual children's books published through Tales of EUkraine at the «Center for Support and Development of Cultural Heritage "Trembita"», in Athens: The War that Changed Rondo (Війна, що змінила Рондо), Old Lion Publishing House, 2015. The title, published in Greece by Aiolos Books , is a modern children's book written by Ukrainian authors Roma Romanishin and Andriy Lesiv, who work under the pseudonym ‘ Agrafka ’. The book is about the town of Rondo, where three friends live - Danko, Star and Fabian. Their peaceful lives change when war breaks out. The protagonists try to save their town and restore peace. Through this story, the book conveys topics such as friendship, courage, love of country and peace. After the presentation, the audience, mainly composed of Ukrainian displaced children in Greece, received copies of the book. Furthermore, the following events and bo

Presentation of Tales of EUkraine at the IP Education network in Crete

 On Friday 17 May, Enrico Turrin (Federation of European Publishers) attended a meeting of the Intellectual Property (IP) Education network in Heraklion (Crete, Greece) – where EU Ministries of Education, European IP offices and other stakeholders met to discuss intellectual property topics related to education. The meeting was an opportunity to present Tales of EUkraine to representatives from the EU ministries of education - notably, those from countries currently involved in the project.  During the presentation, attendees learned more about the project's goals and the partners involved in TEUk. The meeting also gave the chance to showcase the results achieved so far by the project, including the involvement of more than 21 publishers from 6 different countries, and the production of 76,400 copies with 35 titles already published or scheduled to be published. Finally, the presentation was also the occasion to invite ministries of education from the participating countries to get

Tales of EUkraine at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2024

  After the project's launch in 2023, Tales of EUkraine participated again at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the world’s leading professional event for the publishing sector for children and young adults.  TEUk's event took place on 9 April at the AIE Italian Collective Stand, within the context of Bologna Book Plus. Enrico Turrin (FEP) and Olena Odynoka (Ukrainian Book Institute) briefly presented the project and what it offers to European publishers, focusing their attention on TEUk's intermediate results. March 2024 marked the project's mid-term. During its first 18 months, 21 publishers from 6 different countries joined Tales of EUkraine, and 35 titles have already been published or planned. The project's results so far translate into over 75,000 copies already published and more than 190,000 copies scheduled to be published in the upcoming months, corresponding to 63,6% of TEUk's initial objective of 300,000 copies. Below you can have a look at some

Tales of EUkraine featured on Gelblau!

It's so nice to see how Tales of EUkraine is spreading across Europe! Today we want to highlight a contribution from Gelblau , the German magazine of Ukrainian Culture! The piece describes the project among many others initiatives in support of Ukraine, its people, and its culture. You can read the full article here (in German) - and don't forget to share it! And once again, huge thanks to the publishers, institutions, volunteers, making all this possible!

Tales of EUkraine - going strong in 2024!

щасливого Нового року!   Happy New Year and welcome back from the Tales of EUkraine consortium! The holiday season didn’t stop us from working hard towards our goal… perhaps this time of giving inspired us a bit as well 😉 In the following page find many images from the latest events organized by our partners and supported by a fantastic network of supporters: libraries, voluntaries, interpreters... Be inspired, and perhaps share the news to help us help children and refugees!   Some more pictures from Rome We shared some news from the latest Più libri più liberi in December… and now see some pictures from our readings taking place on the 7 th and 8 th , including an event in Italian, Ukrainian, and… Sign language!     Tales of EUkraine reaches Czechia! Tales of EUkraine is not limited to seven countries in Europe; many can participate! These are some pictures from TEUk reaching Czechia!     Tales of EUkraine continues to distribute books in Germany Ou