FEP is an independent, non-commercial umbrella association representing 28 national associations of book publishers of the EU and of the European Economic Area and candidate countries. FEP is therefore the voice of the great majority of publishers in Europe. FEP deals with European legislation and advises publishers’ associations on copyright and other legislative issues; it acts on behalf of its members in discussions and negotiations with the Institutions of the European Union particularly concerning legislation, regulation and taxation.
FEP works in close collaboration with the EU Institutions to ensure that high quality European content is available to European consumers. FEP encourages the Institutions to implement positive policies for European publishing, to promote the competitiveness of European publishing and to underpin European educational standards and Europe’s cultural identity by ensuring the widest availability of books.
FEP has extensive experience of participation in EU-funded projects, including in the field of technological innovation (ARROW, ARROW+, TISP) and engages regularly in reading promotion activities (such as the Get Caught Reading campaign, or the European Union Prize for Literature, co-organised by FEP, EWC and EIBF and co-funded by the European Commission).Thanks to its network of members and contacts at EU and national level, FEP is particularly well placed to carry out dissemination activities.
Aldus Up builds upon the successful experience of Aldus - the European Book Fairs network - promoting the internationalization of the book sector and new opportunities for book professionals to develop their careers internationally through innovative events, networking and training activities.