This year, under the auspices of the 61st Belgrade Book Fair, five European culture centres in Serbia, which are all members of the EUNIC Serbia network, will join forces to discuss new approaches to writing, publishing and reading, in the era of digitisation.
Speaking at a press conference about the detailed programme of workshops, but also the roundtable event to be held on 20th October (Belgrade Youth Centre, 12pm-4pm), were Jean-Baptiste Cuzin, Director of the French Institute in Serbia and President of EUNIC Serbia, Johannes Irschick, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Belgrade (Kulturforum), Matthias Müller-Wieferig, Director of Goethe-Institut Belgrade, Enrique Camacho Garcia, Director of the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade, and Paola Cordone, Deputy Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Belgrade.
Apart from a series of workshops that EUNIC members will organise from 17th to 21st October (Belgrade Youth Centre, 12pm-4pm), a roundtable will also be held at which experts from several European countries, publishers, researchers and lecturers, will discuss the emergence of new approaches to writing, publishing and reading in the digital age. How writing is transforming, as well as the jobs of publishers, booksellers, librarians, lecturers, translators, and how all of that impacts on the reader. There will also be a discussion of the possibilities offered by digitisation that enable everyone, especially the youth, to more easily access the book, in all its forms.
The participants in the roundtable are Davide Morosinotto – Italy, Francisco Guinea López – Spain, Günter Mühlberger – Austria, Arthur Jacobs – Germany, and Thomas Salomon.