ARTISTIC FREEDOM

Freedom of speech, religion and thought. General rights for writers when it comes to the rights of citizens and people.

We are hiring: the EWC is looking for a part-time Administration Officer

The EWC is opening a part time position for an Administration Officer (m/f/d) Brussels, January 2023: We are currently offering a position for a capable, and assertive professional to handle administrative aspects of the day-to-day activities of the EWC and to support the activities of the…

EWC project #Freeallwords translated text by Nobel Price for Peace Laureate

The international support project #FreeAllWords translates works of Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aleś Bialacki into seven languages ++ PRESS RELEASE ++ Brussels, 9 December 2022 In October 2022, the Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2022 to the Belarusian lawyer and…
European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages | #FreeAllWords project

On September 26th, the European Day of Languages is celebrated all across the continent. On this day, the EWC-project #FreeAllWords draws attention to the increasing attacks against linguistic rights of authors and people in Belarus and in Ukraine. Brussels, 26 September 2022 On September 26th,…
#FreeAllWords Website

Support for Writers from Ukraine and Belarus: The project #FreeAllWords

#FreeAllWords: International Text and Translation Fund of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) gives a voice to authors from Belarus and Ukraine   Brussels, 15 September 2022  ++ MEDIA INFORMATION ++ #FreeAllWords: International Text and Translation Fund of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) gives a voice…

Women in Literature: The FIL Symposium

On the occasion of the Symposium Women* in Literature on 18 and 19 June 2022 and organised by EWC Member A*dS (Authors and Translators Switzerland) EWC President Nina George gave the opening speech: “Who is afraid of Writing Women”? (more…)

The EWC Annual General Assembly was succesfully held in Madrid.

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…

#FreeAllWords

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 the umbrella of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) and with the participation of its 46 member organisations from 30 countries, as well as with the help of the Federation of European Literary Translation Associations CEATL.

#StandwithUkraine – HOW TO SUPPORT

Recommendations by EWC member organisations and European writers’ and translators’ associations ++ Diese Liste wird nach und nach aktualisiert ++ ++ this list is frequently updated ++ English/German. Aid organisations supporting refugees and emergency actions Belarus, Ukraine, Poland Support for Ukrainian artists, writers, translators, journalists,…

Украина: писатели Европы против войны и насилия

Мы осуждаем преступления Путина против демократии и человечности Акт агрессии российской власти против Украины – это война с демократией, нашими ценностями, представлениями о мире, свободе и правах человека. (more…)

Belarus: Radical crackdown against the Free Word

The European Council of Literary Translators’ Associations (CEATL), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the European Writers Council (EWC) call on the governments of Europe and the international community to demonstrate firm support for the democracy movement in Belarus and to provide refuge and…

EWC demands support for writers, translators and cultural workers fleeing Belarus

On 14 July 2021, the Directorate “Combating Organised Crime and Corruption” of the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior has conducted a nationwide ‘radical cleansing’ operation against independent associations of writers, journalists, cultural workers, and human rights organisations, including EWC Member, the Union of Belarusian Writers,…

The EWC condemns the attacks of the dictatorial Lukashenko regime on its member, the Union of Belarusian Writers, as well as on the writers’ organisation PEN Belarus in Minsk

An unprecedented wave of violations against independent cultural and human rights organisations rolls through the suffering country: On 14 July, the Directorate “Combating Organised Crime and Corruption” of the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior has conducted a nationwide ‘radical cleansing’ operation against independent associations of…