UNESCO City of Literature Heidelberg’s Poetry Expedition, since 2016

Cultural Office of the City of Heidelberg
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Fostering mobility and direct exchange of and between international lyricists; creating opportunities for lasting, longer-term, international working relationships

Target groups:
Lyricists from UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world

Expected results:
Stimulating joint translation projects; pilot project of UNESCO City of Literature Heidelberg to be taken up and jointly advanced by other UNESCO Cities of Literature

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

2016: Poetry Expedition pilot project from Heidelberg to Prague; 2018: Poetry Expedition to Granada, Spain; productive exchange among participants; at least five poems written by each lyricist translated within a week; first eBook featuring the results of the Poetry Expedition published in 2018

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Municipal budgets for cooperation within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network; EU20,000 for each Expedition covering 50% of Expedition costs

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Prague state library
Public Sector
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Public Sector
Centro Federico García Lorca Granada
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
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