European Day of Language
25. September 2022

++ MEDIA INFORMATION ++ On the occasion of the European Day of Language, the #FreeAllWords project draws attention to the increasing attacks against the linguistic rights of authors in Belarus and Ukraine. Brussels, 26 September 2022 On September 26th, the European Day of Languages is celebrated all across the continent. Since 2001, the Day has…

15. September 2022

Media Information #FreeAllWords: International Text and Translation Fund of the European Writers‘ Council (EWC) gives a voice to authors from Belarus and Ukraine ▪ Media campaign launched in Europe ▪ Translators from 16 countries translate over 20 texts into European and International languages ▪ Presentation and discussion „Language as Identity?“ at the Frankfurt Book Fair…

21. Juli 2022

BACKGROUND UKRAINE In the 1990s, Ukraine inherited from the Ukrainian SSR a book distribution system, but it was almost destroyed because the role of the humanitarian policy in the security of the state was underestimated and because the authorities trusted market mechanisms too much. It resulted in a crisis of the Ukrainian book printing industry,…

21. Juli 2022

BACKGROUND BELARUS In 1995, there was the infamous referendum that changed the state symbols of Belarus: the white-red-white flag and the coat of arms Pahonia to the red-green flag and the Soviet coat of arms, both of which are very similar to the old ones of the BSSR. During the same referendum, it was decided…

14. Juli 2022

#FreeAllWords: International Text and Translation Fund of the European Writers‘ Council (EWC) gives a voice to authors from Belarus and Ukraine • Media campaign starts at the end of July• Presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair The international initiative #FreeAllWords (www.freeallwords.org) was set up by the European Writers‘ Council (EWC) with the aim to fund…