Translation in Motion

Translation in Motion aims to increase the flow of literary translations from smaller European languages within the EU and the Western Balkans, and develop the infrastructure, capacity and skills that support literary translations to reach the market.

The project is a cooperation between nine organisations (one European network, 4 literary organisations from the Western Balkans and 4 from the EU) and several associated partners that aims to contribute to a lively and balanced flow of literary translations across contemporary Europe.

We recognise literary translators as ambassadors of cultural dialogue and as key players in the mutual enrichment of European literatures. The project offers literary translation residencies to translators working with languages of the Western Balkans, translators training, a European-wide mapping of residency opportunities, policy events, and a multitude of public events dedicated to the art of translation.



Réseau Européen des Centres Internationaux de Traducteurs littéraires

13200 ARLES



Association pour la promotion de la traduction littéraire


DOO Cetinje


Društvo za izdavanje, promet i uslugi Goten grup Dooel Skopje


Fondacia Sledvashta stranica


Östersjöns Författar-och Översättarcentrum




Sabiedrība ar ierobežotu atbildību Starptautiska Rakstnieku un tulkotāju māja


Udruženje Krokodil





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(Non)Aligned Movements

Strengthening contemporary dance in the Western Balkans

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Balkan Translations Collider

The Balkan Translations Collider project aims to overcome barriers to literary cooperation, both within the Western Balkans and between the region and the EU Member States.

CAN for Balkans

Comics Alliance Networking for the Balkans

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Immersive Storytelling

This project uses digital technology to open up historical artefacts to new audiences, and aims to drive digital transformation in the cultural and creative industries.

Manifesta 14 Prishtina

Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art strives to promote contemporary arts as a force for social and economic change. The 14th edition will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo in 2022.


Re-branding of Cultural Institutions in the Western Balkans

The ReCulture project aims to build the visibility and modernise the appearance of Western Balkan cultural institutions.

Regional Lab

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Redesigning playscapes with children in the Western Balkans

Redesigning Playscapes with Children aims to create community driven playscapes, created with children and customised according to the children’s needs. The project is driven by the vital need to provide space in urban spaces for free play.

Rise of Women in Culture

in the Western Balkans

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Some Call Us Balkans

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Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans

#Synergy aims to overcome the obstacles which currently threaten the art music sector in the Western Balkans.

The Ways of the Heroes

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