The Federation of European Publishers has launched the third edition of Get Caught Reading, to promote books and reading.
This campaign has two main purposes: to promote and celebrate reading by European citizens and to increase the importance of books and reading on the political agenda.
More than 120 European personalities shared their passion for reading in photos capturing them with their favourite book and a quote explaining why reading is important to them. The participants included Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, national ministers, and many Members of the European Parliament as well as representatives of the book industry. In addition, further photos were taken of those visiting the exhibition in the Parliament.
Those pictures were displayed during an exhibition at the European Parliament, supported by MEP Sylvie Guillaume and sponsored by Bertelsmann, between the 22nd and the 26th of February 2016.
At the official launch, on the 24th of February, attendees were welcome by Ms Sylvie Guillaume, Vice President of the European Parliament, Ms Silvia Costa, President of the Committee on Culture and Education, and Mr Pierre Dutilleul, President of the Federation of European Publishers.
Get Caught Reading aims to have as wide a European outreach as possible. As well as continuing the campaign online through social media, FEP aims to make the exhibition available to visitors at other locations throughout the year.