Europea (English)

During the period of Croatia's accession to the European Union, we launched the Europea Festival in Dvorište, dedicated mostly to foreign authors awarded the European Prize for Literature. Having curiosity and openness to others are the foundations on which rests the civilization to which we want to belong, and which, above all, is adorned with diversity in every sense. By reading Others around us, we deepen the understanding that it is diversity that we have in common and that it does not endanger us, but enriches us. The idea of ​​the project, launched in 2013, was based on the concept of intertwining public and private through the mediation of literature, and was more confirmed as important and current given the challenges within the European Union. With the space becoming increasingly complex the need to understand and accept the Other only grew. Encouraging the audience to curiosity, developing critical thinking in society through getting to know the environment, erasing the boundaries between authors and readers through direct dialogue, reflection and feeling of literature from the beginning were ideas that led us all the way to Russia, Ireland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal , Turkey, Great Britain, Denmark, Iceland with the goal of going further and further. As part of the "Europea" festival, we have hosted about forty award-winning European authors: Colm Toibin, Lidija Dimkovska, Mikhail Šiškin, John Boyen, Kristian Bang Foss, Edina Szvoren, Carolina Schutti, Ece Temelkuran, Jan Nemec, Ahmet Umit, Ciler Ilhan, Simon Coen, Marente de Moor, Tomas Zmeskal, Ben Blushi, Eve Wyld, Ofeigur Sigurdsson, Afonso Cruz, Natasa Kramberger, Razvan Radulescu, Milos Urban, Cristian Crusat and others.