Platform coordinator: Beletrina Publishing Institute (SI)
Platform members: Ars Poetica o.z. (SK), Circolo dei Viaggiatori Nel Tempo (IT), Foereningen Littfest (SE), Instytut Kultury Miejskiej (PL), Ledbury Poetry Festival (UK), Nacionalna Ustanova Manifestacija Struski veceri na poezijata – Struga (MK), Poetinis Druskininku ruduo (LT), Poëziecentrum vzw (BE), Printemps des Poètes (FR), Publishers’ Forum NGO (UA), Studentsko kulturno umjetnicko drustvo ”Ivan Goran Kovacic” (HR), Unabhängiges Literaturhaus NÖ (AT), Verein zur Förderung des Hausache LeseLenzes e.V. (DE)
EU support (4-year): 471.782,69 EUR (first year); 471.782,69 EUR (second year – tbc)
Project duration: 2017–2021
VERSOPOLIS EDUCATION AND TRAINING MODEL
Critical writing is very important for detecting and evaluating emerging poets but it is very difficult for young criticts to gain necessary skills and experience in order to become professional literary critics who influence the European literary scene. That is why we have developed Versopolis education and training model, which will run on tutorials that will engage promising students of literature and literature-related studies under the supervision of professors. Students will be invited to write reviews and critiques (possibly of texts by Versopolis poets) which will in turn be published in the Versopolis Review. Mentors from different European universities will guest-edit thematic weeks filled with student content.
VERSOPOLIS CORPORATE ENTREPRENEUERSHIP MODEL
Another new feature of Versopolis are activities aimed at presenting the Versopolis platform as a successful European cultural practice in candidate and ENP countries. The presentations will be realized in collaboration with local literary festivals and CEDs in individual countries. The aim is to empower cultural operators by giving them knowledge and connections as well as business opportunities by providing them with opportunities to collaborate with the Review.
Evaluating the Versopolis experience, a comprehensive manual will be produced and presented to cultural operators, local, national and European authorities and policymakers. The manual will contain a presentation of the project, evaluation of its impacts and proposals for the future development of the platform and similar projects.