Culture shapes all human and social action in depth: “Books have a special role in this: they are the basis of understanding and the discovery of commonalities and differences”, adds Vice President Miguel Ángel Serrano. “This is even more essential because in the pandemic, societies not only distanced themselves physically, but also increasingly mentally. In order to preserve the book culture of the future, it is essential to defend the role of authors –this ranges from the economic and legal rights to the issue of well-planned social systems and the appreciation of authors for a democratic society.”
Authors’ Rights, freedom of speech, and cooperation across borders:
The writers and translators of the European book sector stand together for a sustainable future and the diversity of books.
45 delegates and representatives of EWC member organisations from 26 countries participated in the second virtual Annual General Assembly in the history of the European Writers’ Council on Monday 7 June 2021. The meeting marked the end of a three-day political-literary conference of the EWC and includes the election of the new board for the term 2021-2023.