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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 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

Tales of EUkraine goes to Rome!

Più libri più liberi starts tomorrow, and Tales of EUkraine is going to be there! Thanks to AIE, our italian partners, Tales of EUkraine is going to Più libri più liberi , the fair of small and medium publishers in Italy, taking place in Rome from 6th to 10th December 2023. Tales of EUkraine is going to be there, and here's our programme: let us know what you think! On 7th December, there's going to be a reading of the book "Il custode del bosco" by Oleksij Cherepanov, published in Italy by Il Castoro . The event is organised by Il Castoro and Refugees Welcome Italia . Read more about it  here . On 8th December, there's going to be a reading of the book "La dura vita del ciclope" by Oleksandr Shatokhin, published in Italy by EDB - Il Portico . Read more about it  here . The events are also organised in partnership with Creative Europe project Aldus Up. read more about  Più libri più liberi  on the Aldus Up Knowledge-Hub here .

A message to our German-speaking friends: you can now donate Tales of EUkraine books in your language!

Our German partners at the German Publishers and Booksellers Association ( BOEV ) have made a first selection of TEUk books available for distribution! If you work in an organisation that supports Ukrainian refugees, or that is dedicated to make literature accessible to children, you can contact BOEV using this page:  Tales of EUkraine - Börsenverein (  to receive our books! Using the form on the page, you can order up to four sets of 24 books (4 copies for each of the 6 available titles in German so far) to be delivered to your organisation. The price for delivery, independently of the number of copies selected, is 14 Euro. This service is organised in partnership with the delivery company "Die Werkstatt." Want to join? Then do not wait! and spread the word with any organisation that might be interested in making our books available to children! For further information, and if you have any question you can also contact BOEV directly at:  Also,

Tales of EUkraine in Germany: a photogallery from our Events

After our recent events at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we're excited to share a collection of pictures showcasing policy makers, publishers, speakers, and most importantly the joyous moments of children receiving our books. With more TEUk books hitting the shelves, get ready to witness even more smiles! TEUk reading, 18 October, Struwwelpeter Museum 19 October - TEUk Panel, Aldus Up Stage Frankfurt Book Fair And stay tuned for many more great events!

Tales of EUkraine at the Frankfurt Book Fair: a recap

We are back from the Frankfurt Book Fair after a series of events that marked one year of progress for Tales of EUkraine. The Tales of EUkraine consortium touched base on the project’s developments and forthcoming steps, presented the project’s activities to the fairgoers, and most i mportantly, distributed TEUk books to children from Ukraine and Germany on two different occasions as the first 6 Ukrainian-German titles left the printing houses right before the Fair, for a total of 30.000 books! The titles published before the fair are: The Tooth Fairy´s Tale (Publishing House RM ), In search of the winter sleep   (Publishing Mushlya LLC ), Skovoroda. Fables (Publishing House Vivat ), Battle for the City (Publishing House Artbooks ), The Owl Who Wanted To Become a Lark (Publishing House The Black Sheep ), and  My Home (Publishing House Ranok ). On Wednesday 18 th October, at 9:00 the doors opened at Struwwelpeter Museum for an event with Ukrainian and German children. Arnaud Pasq