Italy: European Fairy Tales

If you think back to your childhood, what sticks with you? For many people, it’s those cosy times when they were cuddled up with a parent or grandparent, being read a story.

EUNIC Milan was taking use of the memories of fairy tales to bring European culture and cultural diversity to children in Milan. The project was implemented through two actions. First by working with selected primary schools in Milan, encouraging teachers to work on different fairy tales with their class and developing specific curricula and teaching material around fairy tales. The best works were then be presented at Bookcity, Milan’s biggest event dedicated to literature, during a gathering for schools on the day that the book fair dedicated especially to them. The second action was focused on working directly with children and their families during an interactive afternoon, delivered by professional educators, during the book fair.


September – November 2017 (Final presentations 17 and 19 November 2017)


EUNIC members: Czech Center, Goethe-Institut, Cervantes Institute, Consulate General of Poland in Milan, Romanian Institute in Venice, Consulate of Belgium, Austrian Cultural Forum

Partners: City of Milan, Bookcity

Total Budget:

4000 Euros incl. 2.000 Euros from the Cluster Fund Call March 2017


Fairy tales, literature, children, books, education, schools