The European Writers’ Council (EWC) represents 160,000 professional writers and translators in the book and text sector in all genres, from all over Europe.
The European Writers’ Council (EWC) is the federation of 46 national organisations of professional writers and translators in 31 countries including the EU and EEA, as well as Belarus, Iceland, Norway, Montenegro, Switzerland, and United Kingdom, altogether writing in 31 languages.
The EWC’s member associations represent 160,000 individual authors in the book and text sector in all genres.
The EWC defends the professional interests of its members in economic, legal and political contexts, their right to remuneration and compensation for their works, their relevance in cultural and social policy, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and the importance of lesser spoken and written languages.
The EWC champions the diversity of literatures while raising awareness for both the role of authors in society and the need to have their social, moral and economic rights respected in the digital age.For a wider access to culture, including the production of special formats for the visually impaired persons of the world.
The EWC remains determined to raise and publicly present the commitment of professional writers and translators to shaping the profile of Europe through individual creativity within the diversity of expressions in the rich variety of living European languages.
The EWC conducts, together with the Norwegian Society of Authors, the A*dS – Authors and Translators Switzerland, and the Community of Belarusian Writers, the support project #FreeAllWords: www.freeallwords.org
The EWC was part of the consortium implementing the European Union Prize for Literature, in collaboration with the European Commission, from 2009-2021.
EWC Board 2021-2023: https://europeanwriterscouncil.eu/ewc-board/