REEPLAI project, an international initiative co-financed by Creative Europe, aims to stimulate new reading habits among families with children and young kids in the three countries involved in this project: Ukraine, Portugal, and Italy.

The main mission of REEPLAI is to bring new life into the interest of reading through innovative cultural practices and the promotion of literature.

REEPLAI is a project aimed at creating, in the coming years, two Reading Parks to be inaugurated in Lviv and Óbidos, both cities part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network of Literature. These parks will be built based on the model represented by the Morgex Reading Park, the first and only one of this kind, and will feature engaging game installations.

The partners of REEPLAI include:

Natalino Sapegno Foundation: with the statutory objective of promoting young people’s access to humanities disciplines, it has established the Morgex Reading Park with European funding (Interreg V A Alcotra Italy/France 2014-2020) and intends to promote this model at both Italian and international levels.

The Municipality of Óbidos: managing the designation of Óbidos as a Creative City of Literature, obtained through an ambitious urban regeneration project that has transformed abandoned spaces into libraries and reading areas. Numerous initiatives have flourished within this designation, which will be shared with REEPLAI partners.

Ukrainian Association of Culturologists-LvivCulturologists: a research organization that contributed to Lviv’s candidacy for the title of “UNESCO City of Literature” and is involved in managing the designation. Active actors in Ukraine’s literary community bring solid expertise in activating literature projects to the project.

Lviv Municipal Library: a non-profit municipal institution aimed at promoting access to culture through numerous activities and initiatives, which are made available to the project as a common heritage of practices and knowledge.

The Municipality of Morgex which welcomes the Reading Park and Natalino Sapegno Foundation with which it collaborates continuously.

As for our Foundation our researchers have supported the project’s design and communication. In particular the interest of our team is to understand to what extent innovative approaches to the dissemination of cultural practices can impact the involved communities.

 

All updates on the project will be published on our website and at www.reeplai.eu.