|PUBCOOP partnership is a cooperation between the Valencian Publishers Association (AEPV) from Spain, the Lithuanian Publishers Association (LLA) and the Romanian Publishers Association (AER) in the Creative Europe Programme.
These 3 associations are working with small and independent publishers which work with Lesser Used Languages as Valencian, Lithuanian and Romanian. Those publishers, which are a relevant source of culture in Europe, have a lot of troubles to sell their products abroad, and to compete with big players on the market because of their reduced resources, and because of the reduced use of their languages. As a counterpart to these challenges there are opportunities in publishers cooperation and in associations collaboration to support companies in their internationalisation, and in the use of Internet.
Starting in may 2016 and ending in december 2018, PUBCOOP project has the objective of supporting the capacity of the independent publishers in Europe to compete internationally, working in cooperation with publishers from other European countries and reinforcing their capabilities through cooperation from publisher companies and publishers associations.
This objective will be developed through three activities:
The partnership will cooperate directly with associations of independent publishers from France and Italy, but also with associations integrated in the Federation of European Publishers (FEP). LLA and AER are active associates of FEP.
Project results have a direct impact on around 150 publishers associated to the three associations partners, and a potential effect on around 1200 small and independent publishers in Europe.