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Convocation of the EWC-FAEE AISBL Annual General Meeting 2023

The Annual General Meeting of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) with the Election of the Board 2023-2025 will take place on: Sunday, 4 June 2023, 09:30-14:00 CEST, Hotel Albrechtshof, Albrechtstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Hall: Klepper (more…)

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…
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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,…
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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…

Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Copyright Ecosystem

9 March 2022 EWC contribution for the WIPO Information Session on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Copyright Ecosystem During the WIPO 42nd Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), an Information Session on the Impact of the Covid-19…

EWC welcomes NBU as member again

EWC welcomes Norske Barne- og Ungdomsbokforfattere / NBU (Norwegian Writers for Children) as member again The power of the free word must never be under-estimated, and a close European collaboration between organizations of writers is a way to safeguard our basic rights and freedom of…

Amicus Brief in Open Library Lawsuit against the Internet Archive

European Writers’ Council (EWC) co-signed together with over 20 Organisations an Amicus Brief in Open Library Lawsuit against the Internet Archive On Friday, August 12, 2022, the US-Authors Guild filed an amicus brief in Hachette v. Internet Archive, the lawsuit against Internet Archive’s unauthorised scanning…

EWC welcomes Unia Literacka as new member

“We hope that European Writers’ Council will be a platform for international cooperation and exchange of ideas, a place where we will be able to discuss similar problems and learn of the solutions that have already been implemented elsewhere.” Read more about the new EWC…

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…

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 Implementation of the 2019 EU Copyright Directive. The event took place on Thursday, 23rd June…
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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…

Measuring the crisis in the creative sectors: WIPO study published

The WIPO publishes its Study On the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Copyright Ecosystem the Covid-19 at the SCCR/42 meeting Geneva, 9 May 2022 On the occasion of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)/42 meeting of the WIPO Member States…