Grant to VFL (Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren) for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016

Project: Grant for organisation Guest of Honor at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Beneficiary: Flemish Literature Fund

Amount: 400.000 euro

Duration: October 2016

In 2016, Flanders and the Netherlands presented jointly the Frankfurter Buchmesse, the largest and most important literary fair in the world. They do this under the motto "this is what we share. " The Flemish and Dutch literature fund coordinated and organised on their behalf.

The fair was opened on October 18, 2016 by the Belgian and Dutch kings, along with Minister-president Geert Bourgeois, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the culture ministers Boris Rhein (Hessen), Jet Bussemaker (Netherlands) and Sven Gatz (Flanders). 

The guest scenery made in 2016 alone more than 250 titles translated from Dutch into German.