EWC Annual General Meeting | Madrid
Brussels, 18 March 2020
Dear colleagues, friends and members of EWC,
We are writing to inform you of the cancellation of the Annual General Assembly of EWC, scheduled to be held on Madrid, 6.-8. June 2020. This cancellation includes also the planned sessions and Working Group Meetings.
The EWC President, the Board and the President our host, La Asociación Colegial de Escritores de España (ACE), has taken this decision jointly and unanimously – and we share with you a sorrowful heart, but also the clear conviction that this is the only right thing to do in the present and future situation of the spread and the consequences of the COVID-19.
ACE repeats its invitation to host the AGM, when the crisis is over, together with CEDRO as sponsoring partner for the cultural side-events. Our thanks goes to our most generous and caring EWC Member, together with our best thoughts for you and your families during the peak of the pandemic in Madrid.
The EWC Board and General-Secretary are examining various alternatives and possibilities for holding the Annual General Assembly 2020. We will keep you informed about this.
Although the General Assembly will not take place in June, we will provide you with all the essential documents concerning past and present work of the EWC Board.
- Please cancel your hotel booking today to get also pre-paid amounts refunded.
- Please cancel your flights. A lot of Airlines started to introduce goodwill conditions which allow full reimbursement of low-cost tickets, and also when tickets had been booked in March, or if travel restrictions are ordered by the state.
Several EWC members asked for an exchange on the impact of the Corona-crisis on the book sector, its writers and translators. Please do not hesitate to come back to us with concerns or proposals, and give us also a brief feedback on the situation for writers and translators in your country, regarding the economic and other aspects, or examples on best practices.
The EWC office is closed and we are all working from home over the next weeks.
Please take care of yourselves, your colleagues and your families.
Nina George Myriam Diocaretz