site.btaFirst Edition of European Authors' Day to Be Held in Bulgaria
On March 27, the first edition of the European Authors' Day will take place in Bulgaria: a new initiative by the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, the European Commission said Friday. The initiative aims to promote reading among the younger generation by exposing students to the richness of European literature.
The official launch of the initiative will be given at a conference in Sofia by Commissioner Gabriel and the Bulgarian winner of the EU Prize for Literature 2021, Georgi Bardarov. The event will bring together representatives of EU public institutions, NGOs and actors in the field of publishing and culture. The conference will give participants the opportunity to share good practices on how the education system and book publishing collaborate in activities to promote reading in schools at local, national and European level.
The Day of European Authors is a new initiative of the European Commission to promote reading and help young people discover the richness of European literature. On this day, authors and students across Europe will read from their favourite European books. The Day of European Authors will be an annual event held in all Member States, bringing together representatives from the book sector and education to promote European literature in secondary schools.
Hundreds of secondary schools across the EU and in Bulgaria are expected to take part in special read-aloud sessions with European authors.
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will visit one of these sessions in the capital's secondary together with Georgi Berdarov, the European Commission said.