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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 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.

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/

The EWC Annual General Assembly was succesfully held in Madrid. Two new EWC members were ratified, and the #FreeAllWords-support initiative presented.
With a Welcome Reception, a Concert Evening, the EWC Burning Issues Forum and a Press Conference, the EWC AGM 2022, co-sponsored by CEDRO and ACE, took place from 10 to
INVITATION 23 June 2022, Creators Conference on Copyright
We are pleased to announce that ECSA will co-organise an event with European Writers’ Council, FERA – Federation of European Screen Directors and Federation of Screenwriters in Europe on the
President Nina George awarded with the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
State Secretary Torsten Wöhlert in his laudation: “You are both a successful writer and a committed leader, and that in the best sense of the word.” Brussels, 6 June 2022
Specific support by authors for authors: #FreeAllWords The #FreeAllWords text and translation fund is a joint support initiative for first and foremost Belarusian and Ukrainian writers. It will be coordinated under
One Year of Crisis: The Winter of our Discontent
The European Writers’ Council publishes its follow-up survey on The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 on Writers and Translators in the European Book Sector 2020-2022 Brussels, 2 November 2021 Already
The EWC has withdrawn from the Consortium of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) with effect from January 2022. “The new EUPL concept does not promote multilingualism as key