Author: EWC

  • Yes2Copyright

    Yes2Copyright

    Over 200 organisations call on the EU Parliament to adopt the Copyright Directive in a huge show of support GESAC has joined over 200 organisations from across the cultural and creative sectors in signing a letter that urges the European Parliament to adopt the Copyright Directive. The Directive will be voted on in plenary on […]

  • EWC signs Joint Statement on the Copyright Directive

    EWC signs Joint Statement on the Copyright Directive

    We, the undersigned organisations, representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, photographers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers call on the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

  • Controlled Digital Lending (CDL): An appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of CDL

    Controlled Digital Lending (CDL): An appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of CDL

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As working writers, translators, photographers, and graphic artists; as unions, organizations, and federations representing the creators of works included in published books; 

  • UNITED KINGDOM: SURVEY ON WRITERS’ INCOME

    UNITED KINGDOM: SURVEY ON WRITERS’ INCOME

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]January 5, 2019 Typical annual earnings are less than £10,500 to the ALCS-Survey. This equates to a fall of 42% in real terms income for professional authors since the first of these surveys was conducted in 2006.

  • ECSA and EWC on Article 16a

    ECSA and EWC on Article 16a

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]December 12, 2018. To Members of the European Parliament Considering the ongoing negotiations on the Copyright Directive, The EWC and ECSA reiterated our strong support for the right of revocation/rights reversion mechanism (Article 16a), which had been adopted by an overwhelming cross-party majority in the EP Legal Affairs committee on 20 June 2018 and confirmed […]

  • EWC supports the EP text

    EWC supports the EP text

    [vc_row gap=”35″ content_placement=”top”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1572455561340{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]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,

  • STATUTES

    STATUTES

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Statutes of the European Writers’ Council – Fédération des associations européennes d’écrivains (EWC-FAEE AISBL)

  • The Authors’ Group Welcomes the EU Directive Proposal on Copyright

    The Authors’ Group Welcomes the EU Directive Proposal on Copyright

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Brussels, September 16, 2018. ECSA, EFJ, EWC, FERA and FSE Press Release 14/09/2016 The European Commission presented on 14 September its proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

  • A Europe fit for the next generation of creators: European Authors’ Statement in Support of the Copyright Directive

    A Europe fit for the next generation of creators: European Authors’ Statement in Support of the Copyright Directive

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]September 9, 2018. The Authors’ Group issued this statement/manifesto, inviting their member associations to join. The result was that we gathered 135 national associations representing authors, as co-signatories: writers, journalists, screenwriters, filmmakers, composers and songwriters

  • Authors urge MEPs to find a common ground and adopt the Copyright Directive without further delay

    Authors urge MEPs to find a common ground and adopt the Copyright Directive without further delay

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]July 18, 2018. On 5 July, the European Parliament decided to postpone the adoption of its position on the Copyright Directive. We acknowledged this decision.2 However, we expressed our regret that it “delays the adoption of the Copyright Directive, which features essential provisions to rebalance the systemic weak bargaining situation of authors,

  • European Authors Call on MEPs to Maintain their Strong Support to Authors’ Rights

    European Authors Call on MEPs to Maintain their Strong Support to Authors’ Rights

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]July 7, 2018. On 5 July 2018, the EP plenary vote rejected the JURI Committees report on the Copyright Directive, and as a result, the process for it to start the trilogue negotiations was suspended. There were reportedly 627 MEPs present during the vote (out of the 750 MEPs in total), with 278 MEPs in […]

  • The European Authors’ Group welcomes MEPs’ support for authors

    The European Authors’ Group welcomes MEPs’ support for authors

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Brussels, June 20, 2018. European organisations representing authors have welcomed the strong support from Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee for a fair and proportionate remuneration for authors, and call upon all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to support the Legal Affairs Committee mandate.

  • EWC BOARD 2019

    EWC BOARD 2019

    [vc_row gap=”15″][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_single_image image=”71617″ img_size=”full”][vc_wp_text] BOARD MEMBERS 2019-2021   NINA GEORGE | Germany PRESIDENT Email EWC-Secretariat (at) inter.nl.net Website www.nina-george.com (ENG) www.ninageorge.de (DE) Facebook facebook.com/NinaGeorge Twitter @nina_george DANIEL CRISTEA-ENACHE | Romania VICE-PRESIDENT Email EWC-Secretariat (at) inter.nl.net Website UNIUNEASCRIITORILOR.RO MARKKU LÖYTÖNEN | Finland REGULAR BOARD MEMBER Email EWC-Secretariat (at) inter.nl.net Website SUOMENTIETOKIRJAILIJAT.FI RUŽIKA CINDORI | […]

  • EWC supports Sanasto’s Position on Article 12 and Recital 36

    EWC supports Sanasto’s Position on Article 12 and Recital 36

    [vc_row gap=”35″ content_placement=”top”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1572455948650{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]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.

  • Joint Statements from The Authors’ Group on Recitals 40-43, and Chapter 3, Articles 14-16

    Joint Statements from The Authors’ Group on Recitals 40-43, and Chapter 3, Articles 14-16

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]May 17, 2018. Background The Authors’ Group is constituted by the European Composer & Songwriter Alliance; the European Federation of Journalists; the European Writers’ Council; the Federation of European Film Directors; and the Federation of Screenwriters Europe.

  • EWC on Article 12 To MEPs of JURI, Legal Affairs Committee

    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

  • EWC-FEP-CEATL on Article 12 of the Digital Single Market Directive – Delete explicit mention of Public Lending Right

    EWC-FEP-CEATL on Article 12 of the Digital Single Market Directive – Delete explicit mention of Public Lending Right

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]April 25, 2018. This message, previously released in 2017 with FEP and CEATL, was re-issued and sent to the high representatives of Bulgarian EU Presidency, and to all Ambassadors of the EU Members States:

  • THE VALUE OF WRITERS’ WORKS

    THE VALUE OF WRITERS’ WORKS

    “The Value of Writers’ Works” was an evidence-based forum addressing the challenges that concern European authors in the text and book sector in all genres, including screen-writers and literary translators. The threefold thematic platform gave

  • STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE

    STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN ACCESS, FAIR REMUNERATION AND AUTHORS’ RIGHTS The EWC’s 2012 Authors’ Rights Conference, entitled Striking the Right Balance between Access, Fair Remuneration and Authors’ Rights, was held at

  • LITERACY AND THE CULTURE OF READING

    LITERACY AND THE CULTURE OF READING

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The European Writer Series ISSN: 1560-4217 Editor: Myriam Diocaretz, with the assistance of Ciara Healy, 2012 EWC Trainee, University of Limerick, Ireland. Proceedings of the 2011 FORUM MARE NOSTRUM VI – Turku, Finland The 2011 Forum Mare Nostrum was organised by the European Writers’ Council with the sponsorship and coordination of the Association of Finnish […]