The European Writers’ Council (https://europeanwriterscouncil NULL.eu/) has published its follow-up survey on The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 on Writers and Translators in the European Book Sector 2020-2022.
Already in 2020, the European Writers’ Council study The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Writers and Translators in the European Book Sector surveyed 33 professional organizations from 27 countries for a comprehensive report on the situation for book authors under the Covid-19 crisis.
The follow-up study “One Year of Crisis – The Winter of our Discontent” outlines the status quo regarding loss of income in 2020 and 2021, legal gaps and social welfare problems, and charts impacts for 2022-2025. The foreword was contributed by CULT member MEP Niklas Nienaß.
The paper concludes with ten recommendations related to the 37 recommendations already made to national and European decision-makers, and a position paper.
All EWC documents are available online:
The announcement (https://europeanwriterscouncil NULL.eu/follow-up-survey-covid19-2021/).
The EWC Press release (https://europeanwriterscouncil NULL.eu/press-release-covid19-survey2021/).
The Full Results of the Survey (https://europeanwriterscouncil NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ONE-YEAR-OF-CRISIS_EWC-SURVEY_FINAL021121 NULL.pdf).
The EWC Position Paper (https://europeanwriterscouncil NULL.eu/ewc-survey2021-positionpaper) or direct (https://europeanwriterscouncil NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/EWC-Position-Paper_Survey2021_Final011121 NULL.pdf).