European Writers' Council

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The European Writers' Council (EWC, the European Writers' Congress until 2010) is a federation of authors' associations. It represents over 150,000 writers and translators in 60 associations in 34 European countries.[1] It is recognised by the European Union, UNESCO, and WIPO.[2]

It is involved in the awarding of the European Union Prize for Literature.[3]


The EWC was founded in 1977 as the European Writers' Congress,[4] being led in a decentralised manner during the first few decades. In 2006 it was re-created as an international non-profit association under Belgian law with a seat in Brussels, to be renamed European Writers' Council in 2010.[1]


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