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Publishing Support Grant

The European Travel Commission is pleased to offer financial support to publishers within Europe for the translation and publication of two distinguished children’s titles from Graffeg.

This initiative aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the tourism sector among young readers. Grants of up to €3,500 per title are available, with an additional provision of €500 dedicated to marketing efforts.


To be considered for this grant, publishers must be located in one of the European Travel Commission member countries and specialise in publishing in one of these countries’ national languages.

For detailed information on the rights available in your country and to request a PDF of the titles, please contact Graffeg. Following your inquiry, Graffeg will connect you with the appropriate rights agent.


The grant covers two titles designed to introduce children to the world of tourism, encouraging them to explore career opportunities in travel, hospitality, and beyond. These books are the first in a series planned to inspire the next generation.

Dee and Flee at the Theme Park

This humorous story follows Dee and Flee during their first day as Happy Helpers at Miles of Smiles Adventure Park. Eager to make a fabulous impression, they have been busy practising their smiles all week – but is that all they need to have a brilliant day? How will they face the challenges that await them?

  • Author: Julia Hubery
  • Illustrator: Laura Wood
  • Format: Paperback A5 210 x 148mm
  • Pagination:112
  • Wordcount: 5000
  • Age: 5 to 7
  • Book 1 of a 6-book series

Key themes: hospitality and tourism, perseverance, friendship, teamwork

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Searchlight: The Rock

After being forced to flee from their home planet, twins Zane and Finola find themselves on Earth. Dad is lost and Mum is no longer able to teleport, meaning that it is up to the twins to reunite their family. With such a large reward on offer for whoever is able to find the ‘aliens’, Zane and Finola can’t trust anyone and must make sure that they never break cover on their tour of planet Earth.

  • Author: Ann Bryant
  • Illustrator: Josephine Birch
  • Format: Paperback 196 x 128mm
  • Pagination: 128
  • Wordcount: 25,000
  • Age: 7 to 11
  • Book 1 of a 6-book series

Key themes: empathy, diversity and cultural awareness, family, teamwork, travel

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Grant Details

A grant of up to €3,500 per title is available for the published translation of either “Searchlight: The Rock” or “Dee and Flee at the Theme Park”, with an additional €500 for marketing. Publishers may apply for grants for one or both titles, submitting separate applications for each.

Application Requirements

Applicants must provide comprehensive details, including publisher and translator information, proposed first print run, cost evaluation, additional funding sources, and a publishing schedule. Preliminary contact with Graffeg or their rights agent, The Rights Solution, is necessary to ensure the exclusivity of language editions.

Please fill in your details in the form below in order to receive more information on how to apply.

For more information on both titles, please email Graffeg. For more information about the grant and how to apply, please email Teodora Marinska.