Frasis is a programme set up by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports and the National Book Centre of Greece. It sponsors the publication abroad, in high quality translations, of notable works that reflect the diversity of Greek publishing.
The National Book Centre of Greece (EKEBI) is responsible for administering the programme.
Frasis concerns books either in the public domain or under copyright which, when translated, will help make the Greek cultural heritage better known.
Frasis covers writing in genres such as fiction, poetry, essays, human sciences, philosophy, history, archaeology, drama, literature for young children and teenagers, religion, psychology, personal testimony and chronicles, biography, anthologies, illustrated volumes, comics, gastronomy, ecology-environment, music and applied sciences.Grants pertain exclusively to the cost of translation, of which they cover the full cost (100 percent).