The studies have four topics: 1) publishing as a cultural industry, 2) reading as a cornerstone for human development and translations 3) to and 4) from
beneficiary languages as key for intercultural dialogue. General ultimate results of the cluster will be an improved dialogue and coordination between cultural entrepreneurs (publishers, agents,
journalists), public bodies in cultural field (culture and foreign affairs), NGOs (associations, groups) and individual creators (writers and translators). This cluster will provide the base for
better informed public and private policies in the book sector, based on empirical data and analysis. This cluster will introduce a new approach and a new vocabulary for discussing the book
sector that is currently viewed rather as purely cultural endeavor with no contribution to countries' economic development.