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For an innovation and creator friendly AI Act

Europe’s creative community urges EU policymakers to put transparency back at the heart of the EU AI Act. As the AI Act is entering into the final round of negotiations, we urge all policy makers to prioritise maximum transparency on training data and artificially generated…

EWC launches the initiative AGAINST WRITOIDS

THE EUROPEAN WRITERS’ COUNCIL LAUNCHES ITS INITIATIVE TO FIGHT MISUSE OF so-called  Artificial Intelligence   IN THE WRITTEN CULTURE: EWC presents the concept of “writoid¹” to avoid the false impression of Artificial Generative “Intelligence” as a mysterious and sage oracle, but as simple and high…

European Writers’ Council (EWC) second Statement on the AI Act Proposal

Statement of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) on the trilogue negotiations of the AI Act Proposal and on the urgently needed reform of the text and data mining exception Art. 4 of the CDSM Directive 2019/790 (EU) Artistic creation needs protection under the ART principle…

EWC welcomes The Association of Writers of Macedonia as new member

“European Writers’ Council as Europe’s largest federation of writers’ associations offers a chance for a wide range of capabilities to strengthen and enhance our bilateral and multilateral cooperation.” Read more about the new EWC member The Association of Writers of Macedonia.  (more…)

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…


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…