EWC has several internal working groups with experts in the relevant areas in order to tackle the different policy and cultural priorities of its core objectives. EWC also participates in formal external working groups at EU level.
The EWC Copyright Working Group addresses all areas of copyright including the EU acquis of the legal framework.
The EWC Working Group on Education deals specifically with all matters that relate to access to educational material such as school text-books and academic publications (including but not limited to Open Access).
The EWC Public Lending Right Working Group continues the EWC’s ongoing monitoring of the implementation of PLR in all the EU Member States, and responds to petitions of support from its members in countries where the PLR implementation is lagging behind or is not implemented yet.
The EWC e-Lending Working Group started in 2013 to gather current initiatives and good practices by publishers and libraries for remote access to digitised works and e-books. As part of the activities three European E-Lending seminars were held in 2013 and 2014, in Helsinki, Paris, and London respectively. The seminars are the result of a close collaboration between EWC and FEP, the Federation of European Publishers. Current work of the WG includes addressing the demand from the libraries and certain stakeholders to have exceptions (without remuneration or compensation) for access to e-books, and the ongoing monitoring of the e-lending business models in Europe.
The EWC Internet Intermediaries Working Group was launched in 2015 to tackle the role played by digital service providers, online intermediaries, platforms of content provision, and aggregators making available content that is copyright protected.
The Working Group on the EWC Statutes.
The Working Group on the EWC Code of Conduct.
Additionally, as an associate member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), EWC participates in two working groups:
-The IFRRO European Group whose mandate is "To provide a forum for the Members of the European Group to be informed about, debate and decide upon non-binding lobbying objectives, in relation to the IP framework in Europe.”
The IFRRO European Development Committee whose mandate is as follows:
The Regional Committees assist local rightholders of published and printed material in guaranteeing copyright protection of their works through:
1. The development of proper copyright legal frameworks at national, regional and international levels.
2. The establishment and development of regional RROs.
3. The assistance to rightholders in providing access to copyright works and awareness and enforcement activities.