STATEMENTS

EWC Statements

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…

Study on AI published

Copyright and new technologies: Study published In October 2020, DG CNECT commissioned a consortium of Technopolis Group, Philippe Rixhon Associates, UCLouvain, Crowell&Moring and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems with the execution of a 9-month Study on copyright and new technologies: copyright data management and…

EWC STATEMENT: The EUPL is not inclusive anymore

The EWC has withdrawn from the Consortium of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) with effect from January 2022.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…

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. Brussels, 1 November…

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. (more…)

EWC to AIDA Committee

To the Members of the AIDA Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age Brussels, 08 February 2022 Own-Initiative report – 2020/2266(INI) »Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age« (PE680.928 – FdR 1224166; rapporteur: Axel VOSS) European Writers’ Council (EWC) initiative submission on the economic,…

EWC demands support for writers, translators and cultural workers fleeing Belarus

On 14 July 2021, the Directorate “Combating Organised Crime and Corruption” of the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior has conducted a nationwide ‘radical cleansing’ operation against independent associations of writers, journalists, cultural workers, and human rights organisations, including EWC Member, the Union of Belarusian Writers,…

The EWC condemns the attacks of the dictatorial Lukashenko regime on its member, the Union of Belarusian Writers, as well as on the writers’ organisation PEN Belarus in Minsk

An unprecedented wave of violations against independent cultural and human rights organisations rolls through the suffering country: On 14 July, the Directorate “Combating Organised Crime and Corruption” of the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior has conducted a nationwide ‘radical cleansing’ operation against independent associations of…