Joint EBF and FEP Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on the future EU Culture Programme
The European Booksellers Federation (EBF) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) have sent a common answer in reply to the European Commission’s consultation on a new EU Culture Programme after 2013.
In their joint paper, EBF and FEP underline the importance of a healthy European book chain and suggest the creation of a European Book Office (“EBO”). EBO’s role would be to facilitate access to information on the Culture programme to the book chain. Essentially, the EBO would play a key role in promoting cultural diversity and European literature. Its mission would be make sure that the work of emerging authors celebrated by the EUPL, as well as high quality literature, would reach as many European citizens as possible, with the collaboration of authors, publishers and booksellers representatives.