The activities of Next Page Foundation are based on the premise that equal access to knowledge and information is crucial for people’s participation in shaping the societies they leave in, and for promoting intercultural understanding. The Foundation thus aims at supporting translations and the growth of independent private publishing in transitional and developing countries. While new and mass media is largely shaping our societies today, the Foundation believes that translations and printed books still hold the biggest potential in enhancing public debate and spreading ideas.
The Foundation’s main beneficiary areas are Eastern and Central Europe (incl. the Baltics and Southeastern Europe), Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia as well as the Arab countries. The Foundation actively cooperates with organizations and individuals in other parts of the world who share its aims.