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Everybody has a right to discover literature and to create stories, irrespective of their socio-economic or cultural background, gender, sexual preference or mental and physical abilities. Yet not all of us have an equal opportunity to do so.

That is something the Europe-wide project Every Story Matters – making books more inclusive aims to change. We want to encourage the creation of more inclusive books for children and young adults, and to give book professionals (including publishers, librarians, and editors) the tools and the strategies needed to become more inclusive and make diversity mainstream. 

Together we can make a difference!

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Every Story Matters is a project supported by Creative Europe and in a joint collaboration between the following partners:


Flanders Literature (project leader, literature fund supporting Flemish writers and illustrators and promoting their work abroad, Belgium)


Acesso Cultura (access to cultural participation, Portugal)


Bluedar (education through entertainment, Germany)


JAKRS (Slovenian Book Agency, Slovenia)


Mediart International (promotes books, authors and reading, Zagreb Book Festival, Croatia)


ROSE stories (independent storytelling house, The Netherlands)


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