The publishing house Ikona organized in Skopje the fifth edition of the international literary festival PRO-ZA Balkan, taking place between May 28 and 30, 2017. Seven prose writers presented their works to the Macedonian audience. TRADUKI supported the participation of Miljenko Jergović, Nataša Kramberger, Vladimir Pištalo and Anton Baev, who was also the writer in residence in Skopje during the month of May. Guests of the festival were also literature professionals from abroad who could use the Skopje Fellowship Program to establish contacts to Macedonian writers and publishers. The festival concluded with the awarding of this year's ProZa Balkan prize to Miljenko Jergović.
The reading of the Croatian writer Goran Ferčec in Klagenfurt on May 30, 2017, was the initial event of the literary program, jointly initiated by TRADUKI and BMEIA (Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs) within the Austrian cultural focus on Croatia in 2017.
On the occasion of Romania’s guest of honour participation at the Leipzig Book Fair, the Romanian Cultural Institute published two special calls for applications in order to boost the support of translations to German before the book fair. Until June 30, publishing houses can apply within the “Translation and Publication Support Programme” and the “Publishing Romania Programme“ with their own book projects.