EWC STATEMENTS

EWC

Posted on October 22, 2019, 7:18 pm
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In this section you can find EWC statements on particular topics.


EWC at the WIPO SCCR/42: “There shall be no competition among human rights”
As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 42th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) hybrid in May 2022, EWC President Nina George and EWC Vice President Maia Bensimon submitted on behalf of the European Writers’ Council the following statement on Exceptions and Limitations: ...

EWC at the WIPO SCCR/42: PLR is the backbone of sustainable resources of education, knowledge, and culture
As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 42th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) hybrid in May 2022, EWC President Nina George submitted on behalf of the European Writers’ Council the following statement on a planned PLR Study: ...

EWC POSITION PAPER  
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 Crisis on Writers and Translators in the European Book Sector 2020-2022 and states its position on the results. ...

EWC STATEMENT 
The EWC has withdrawn from the Consortium of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) with effect from January 2022.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 to the European language diversity, and is not following the principles of equal treatment for all participating countries”, says the EWC Board. ...

Ukraine: European and International Writers and Translators against War and Violence – 53 Chairs and Presidents from 29 countries signed the declaration
We condemn Putin’s crimes against democracy and humanity The violent attack on 24 February by the Russian government on Ukraine is a war against all democracies, our values, our convictions of peace, freedom and human rights. Russian President Putin’s despicable war attacks in Ukraine massively violate the democratic freedom won in many states in Eastern Europe after 1989. ...

Ми засуджуємо злочини Путіна проти демократії та людства.
Сьогоднішня жорстока атака з боку російського уряду на Україну — це війна проти усіх демократій, наших цінностей, наших переконань щодо миру, свободи та прав людини. ...

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. ...

To the Members of the European Parliament DROI Subcommittee on Human Rights  
Human rights violation and state abuse against cultural professionals, writers and translators in Belarus. Briefing by the European Writers’ Council for the DROI meeting on 27 and 28 October 2021. ...

Launch of the EUIPO Out of Commerce Works Portal: EWC President Nina George stresses the need of a reliable opt-out mechanism for authors
On June 7, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) presented the newly launched portal for out of commerce works. Eight speakers discussed the challenges authors and cultural heritage institutions may face.  During this online event, the EUIPO presents the newly launched portal for out of commerce works, and explains how CHIs, CMOs and rights holders, for example authors and ...

Investing in PLR is investing in Human Rights, in Democracy, and in a sustainable Economy.
As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 41th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) online, EWC President Nina George submitted on behalf of the European Writers’ Council the following statement on the proposal for a WIPO-Study on Public Lending Right. ...

Forced liquidation: The European Writers’ Council stands with its member, the Union of Belarusian Writers 
Judge Ihar Milto of the Supreme Court in Minsk has decided on 1 October 2021 to shut down the independent Union of Belarusian Writers (UBW). Once again the illegitimate Lukashenka regime proves its willingness to violently suppress democracy and free speech. ...

#freewordsBelarus: European Writers stand with the Union of Belarusian Writers
In response to the news that the Belarusian Justice Ministry intends to liquidate the independent Union of Belarusian Writers, the European Writers Council (EWC) stands up high against the outrageous violation of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Association. ...

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EWC supports the EP text
Brussels, October 22, 2018 The European Writers’ Council letter to European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, corresponding Cabinet Members, and European Commission Copyright Unit, ...

EWC supports Sanasto’s Position on Article 12 and Recital 36
Brussels, May 17, 2018 The European Writers’ Council wrote a message of support of the compromise amendment concerning Article 12 and Recital 36 proposed by Sanasto, the Finnish Literary Copyright Society on 16/5/2018, of the draft Directive on Copyright. ...

EWC on Article 12 To MEPs of JURI, Legal Affairs Committee
This statement was sent to Axel Voss MEP, rapporteur, the shadow rapporteurs and all JURI MEPs, while they were holding discussions on article 12: “The European Writers’ Council supports the compromise amendment concerning Article 12 and Recital 36 ...