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Agrupamento de Escolas Carlos Gargaté (Carlos Gargaté School Cluster) is in Charneca de Caparica, Almada, near Lisbon. It consists of two schools: Carlos Gargaté Basic School (inaugurated in 1993) and Louro Artur Basic School (inaugurated in 2007). More than 1000 students attend the school group, from kindergarten (4/5 years old) to 9th grade (15 years old). It has a long tradition of participating in national and international projects and programs with the aim of developing essential skills for life in the 21st century for both students and teachers, particularly in the field of reading and information literacy.

Held each year in the city of Mantua since 1997, Festivaletteratura is one of the most anticipated events in Italy’s cultural calendar. A five-day literary festival which features events with authors, readings, installations, shows and concerts with artists from around the world. In 2017, the Festival brought more than 120,000 people to Mantua to listen to and meet more than 300 Italian and international authors. It is important to mention the involvement of 700 volunteers, many of whom are youngsters who come from all over Italy, whose effort and contribution bring the five days of the Festival to life.

Haugaland videregående skole is a large upper secondary school, mainly focusing on vocational training. The school has approximately 850 students and offers vocational programs in building and construction;
design, arts and crafts; healthcare, childhood and youth development; service and transport, and Technical and industrial production. As it is a combined vocational and academic school, Haugaland also offers classes in general studies specialising in arts. The school has 170 staff and, in addition to the 6 main education programs, also has a branch for students taking alternative education. It is also responsible for 100 students at the apprentice school and for prison education in Haugesund, Norway.

The main objective of SILK, Norway’s greatest small town literature festival, is to spread knowledge about literature and other art forms. Beginning in 2010 with 700 participants, it has now grown to involve than 4000 participants in 2016, with more than 70 authors and artists performing. Some authors also perform in primary, secondary and vocational schools. In 2016 SILK’s school program featured 40 events with visits and workshops from authors and artists from six different countries. In 2017, SILK was shortlisted by the Norwegian Author’s Association for the Best Dissemination of Literature prize.

Tantàgora is a non-profit association that promotes creation, production, diffusion and innovation through literature projects for children and youngsters. It promotes all kinds of literature - oral and written, popular and literary - to audiences through other artistic disciplines, such as music, theatre and the visual arts. Tantàgora has been working for over 25 years to achieve its goals, both in Catalonia and internationally. It promotes educational, cultural and publishing projects, and organizes Flic (a literature and arts festival for children and youth), LAB of digital Narrative, Art&Words (training in literature mediation), Literature School (program of pedagogical innovation on literature and reading). Tantàgora’s activities are based on experimentation and innovation, opening new avenues to expand the field of storytelling for educational, artistic and literary purposes.

West Cork Music was established in 1995 It is based in Bantry, Co. Cork and delivers 3 world class festivals each year in the south west of Ireland. These are the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, West Cork Literary Festival and Masters of Tradition. The West Cork Literary Festival hosts an extensive programme for adults and children each year ranging of workshops, talks and exhibitions. As well as delivering festivals and concerts, West Cork Music also provides educational activities both as part of our festivals, retreats and through the music-in-schools programme, ‘Tuning Up’, in partnership with Cork County Council.

Writing West Midlands (WWM) is the literature development agency for the West Midlands, supporting creative writers and creative writing. WWM offers support to help writers establish their writing careers; develops young writers’ interest in creative writing by running 20 Spark Young Writers groups across the region. WWM runs festivals and events, including the Birmingham Literature Festival (www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org). Writing West Midlands champions the region as a great place to be a writer. www.writingwestmidlands.org. It is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.