The European Writers Congress

Was founded in 1977 and established with the first set of statutes in 1985 as The Federation of European Writers’ Associations.

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In summer 2003, there are 52 member organisations of writers and literary translators in 28 countries of Europe, representing some 54.000 authors, plus two associate member organisations.

stands up for the democratic principles of freedom and equality – in particular the Human Rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information.

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