The European dimension of the national literary field


The July 2012 project meeting “The European aspect of promoting literary heritage” in Finland offered a unique opportunity to present the Federation’s work, as well as many literary and otherwise interesting cultural destinations to our project partners. The Finnish project meeting was held in July 2012 in Kajaani during Runoviikot (Poetry Weeks). Participants got to see Northern Finland and its local cultural sites, largely unknown in the rest of Europe.


At this meeting, we were able to present the national literary archives in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, book fairs and the functioning of libraries to the Estonian and Hungarian participants. For local guides, presenting the Federation’s activities, other national literary activities, and cultural and historical destinations to other people improves the guide's own knowledge of the field.