This initiative empowers students to participate in activities such as meeting authors, learning about the process of publishing, and sharing their experiences.
The first edition of the Day of European Authors took place on 27 March 2023. It was a successful debut, with an incredible response from over 1000 schools.
Mark your calendars for the second edition, which will take place on 25 March 2024 and will include participation from all Creative Europe countries.
Empowering younger generations through reading
Books are tools of empowerment, education, and creativity. Through this initiative, the EU encourages the younger generation to reconnect to the world of books. The Day of European Authors also enables youth to engage with ongoing social and personal challenges.
This day is only one example of cultural and creative programming that encourages the books and publishing sector. It acts as a platform to promote ongoing programmes and initiatives already running in individual EU countries to promote reading.
Authors or popular personalities across Europe will participate and engage with secondary schools in read aloud sessions through the eTwinning community – a European Commission initiative that connects secondary schools across the EU – and other channels.
Toolkit for communication
Use these graphic design elements for your communication purposes: