JOINT STATEMENTS

EWC

Posted on October 21, 2019, 3:00 pm
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In this section you can find EWC shared or co-signed joint statements on particular topics.


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 humanitarian assistance to those fleeing the country. ...

Authors’ Group press statement on the transposition of the 2019 EU Copyright Directive.
The Authors’ Group deeply regrets the slow pace of implementation of the 2019 Copyright Directive and calls on all EU Member States which do not comply with the Directive to engage urgently in a faithful and prompt implementation. ...

AUTHORS GROUP POSITION – EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF ARTISTS AND THE CULTURAL RECOVERY IN THE EU
The Authors’ Group is Europe’s leading Authors’ network representing hundreds of thousands of authors, including writers, literary translators, composers, songwriters, film/TV directors and screenwriters in Europe. ...

#freewordsBelarus #standwithBelarus #justice4Belarus : The EWC and CEATL call upon the Ministers of Culture of the EU Member States to take urgent steps required to end the violence and repression
On the International Solidarity Day with Belarus, announced by opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for 7 February 2021, 46 authors’ and 35 translators’ associations from 34 countries, with a total of 170,000 members, are calling on Europe’s Cultural Ministers to take decisive action. ...

The DSA should upgrade the responsibility of online platforms, not weaken it, says Creativity Works!
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural industries, sees the Digital Services Act (DSA) as a unique opportunity to ensure a safe, trustworthy and respectful online environment for consumers and businesses alike. ...

Creativity Works! welcomes the IP Action Plan
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural sectors, welcomes the 25 November Action Plan on Intellectual Property as a way of “making the most of the EU’s innovative potential”. ...

#freewordsbelarus: 36 Presidents, Chairs and board members of 33 writers’ and translators’ organisations from 22 countries representing 120,000 authors, join voices to support the democracy movement in Belarus.
On 26 November, the 90th birthday of the Belarusian writer Uladzimir Karatkievich, the video reading campaign #freewordsbelarus will be launched on the EWC Daily–Motion-channel. ...

PEN International: Joint Letter for the Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2020
On 15 November, the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, PEN International calls for urgent international action to protect writers and journalists across the globe, who increasingly find themselves targeted for their peaceful free expression work. Writers and poets, Margret Atwood, EWC President Nina George, Yann Martel and Ian Rankin, a.o., joint this letter by PEN International: “As poets, novelists, journalists, ...

Private Copying Compensation: Joint Statement of Organisations representing Authors, Performers, Publishers and Creative workers at EU level
US and Asian consumer device manufacturers are targeting the Visegrad4 countries to avoid private copying compensation Brussels, 5 October 2020. Some of the world’s biggest consumer device manufacturers are aggressively targeting ...
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OPEN LETTER: 45 leading cultural personalities call for the European Council to invest in all our creative futures
Creators and professionals from the sector call on the EU leaders to be bold and to invest in culture and the arts Brussels, 13 July 2020. 45 leading cultural personalities including President of the EWC Nina George, international bestselling authors Sebastian Fitzek and Nele Neuhaus, composer Jean Michel Jarre, performance artist Marina Abramović and singer Björk, co-signed a call for ...

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