“Ilhas e Encantamentos” –Strengthening The Children And Young Adult Literature And Creative Cultural Employment

What we do?

We contribute to the creation of sustainable employment through the production, publication and dissemination/commercialisation of literature for children and young people and we mobilise the creative and educational power of heritage, in diversified and appealing media of children’s and young adult literature, in a dynamic of South-South cooperation.


  • Produce accessible children’s and young adult literature for island communities, which will be disseminated internationally through a digital platform;
  • Train and empower young people and other sectors of society on new options for creative work and heritage.


  • Creating its proper editorial line, responsible for the production of children’s and young adult literature, which mirrors the activity of the project;
  • Producing three titles for each of the territories involved (in ebook and printed version);
  • Producing a digital platform for disseminating content, using innovative techniques built in creative forms for paper and digital content;
  • Producing 1 pedagogical kit with pedagogical and didactic objectives on heritage education;
  • Producing local crafts to support the construction and presentation of literary content (puppets, cloths, music, theatre and publishing) and supporting the national and international dissemination of children’s and young adult literature;
  • Organising training courses/workshops aimed at the production of content for children’s and youth literature: digital technologies for production and dissemination, illustration/creative writing/orality, heritage education;
  • Promoting, in each of the territories covered, a “House of Stories”/local arts hub: a place for inter-sector and regional conviviality, disseminating experiences.

For whom?

  • Directly: around 45,643 school-age children and young people; 756 young adults; 1,576 teachers; 490 craftsmen.
  • Indirectly: actors from the cultural sector as a whole; school communities covered by the project activities; the inhabitants of the target territories, around 307,968