This year’s European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) Awards Ceremony, which marks the final event of the Prize’s 10th anniversary, will take place on November 6th in Vienna, Austria.

At this event, the winners of the short fiction competition “A European Story: EUPL Winners Write Europe” will be announced. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: public vote, professional jury and MEPs jury. There will also be a special mention for cultural heritage, as 2018 marks the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

The ceremony will feature a Reading in the dark in collaboration with Fondazione LIA, an engaging format to address the topics of accessibility and inclusion. The winning authors will read extracts of their stories from European Stories, alongside a visually impaired reader using different reading options.

In cooperation with  Fondazione LIA, EUPL has insured that both the publication and the voting process of the Writers Contest are fully accessible to visually-impaired persons.

The Awards Ceremony has been organised in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will take place under the patronage of the European Parliament.

Mr Gernot Blümel, Austrian Federal Minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media and Mr Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport will be the hosting the event, which will be attended by distinguished guests from the worlds of literature, culture and politics.

This event is upon invitation.

For more information about the EUPL’s 10th anniversary activities, have a look at the website: