EWC PRESIDENT: Malin Koch (Sweden)
Malin Koch is a legal counsel of the Swedish Writers' Union (2002).
Her expertise is mainly within Copyright and especially Authors' and
Translators' rights, Contract Negotiations, Dispute Settlement
and Right of Associations.
Other fields of expertise are Cultural politics and Social Security.
She also has experience from a number of board assignments.
She holds a Master's degree in Law from Stockholm University (2001),
with a major in Intellectual Property Law, and European Commercial and
Her main academic work is her Master Thesis, on the protection of titles
(published in the Institute for Intellectual Property Law and Market Law series (IFIM).
Previous employments involve trade marks for a pharmaceutical company
and financing for a telecom company.
Gerlinde Schermer-Rauwolf (Germany) - Second Vice-President
Born in the Rhineland-Palatinate, she moved to Munich more than
thirty years ago to study German literature, art history and philosophy.
She also worked there as a freelance editor for different magazines,
in the management of an environmental institute and as an assistant
for the Goethe-Institute. Apart from that she was co-organizer of several
transregional music festivals.
She is a founding member of the Kollektiv Druck-Reif, a team of literary translators
established in 1987 and has translated numerous works of English fiction and non-fiction
(further details: www.kollektivdruckreif.de)
Beyond that she helped colleagues as a member of the “mediafon”-team,
a helpline organized by the German trade union ver.di for freelancers in the media and arts.
Since 2003 member of the supervisory board of the collecting society VG WORT
and since 2011 of the "Copyright-Expert-Panel" of the "German Council for Culture".
Schermer-Rauwolf was president of the German translators' association “VdÜ”
from 2005 till 2008; board member of the German Writers Union “VS” from 2005 till 2015,
and regular board member of the EWC 2013 till 2015.
EWC Secretary-General: Myriam Diocaretz (The Netherlands)
EWC Secretary-General since April 2006.
From 2007-2013 she held Extraordinary Professorship “Socrates Chair in Humanism and the Digital Society”, held at Maastricht University, and at the Tilburg Centre for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), Tilburg University, the Netherlands (2009-2013). Her research combines philosophy and humanistics with Artificial Intelligence and Future and Emerging Technology, as stated in “The Human ( , ) The Digital: Being in the 21st Century”, ISBN: 978-90-78886-99-0; in this field she guest-edited "Rhythms and Robot Relations" with J. van den Herik, a special issue of the International Journal of Social Robotics (Springer 2009).
Selections of her poems (published in Spain and New York/USA) have been translated into English, Croatian, Dutch, Portuguese, Greek, and Romanian. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of 22 studies, published in The Netherlands (Amsterdam/New York), Spain, France, Italy, and the United States; she has also published over fifty chapters and essays in English, French or Spanish on poetics, translation studies, gender, and dialogical criticism. In 2001-2006 she conducted research and published reports on ICT innovation, e-publishing, e-content, mobile Internet services, rich media authoring tools, uses of the Internet in Higher Education, and broadband innovation.bAs an academic editor she established five book series in French, English and Spanish respectively, including Critical Studies which she directs since 1989 (Brill/Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York).
Since 2004 she has been selected as Independent Expert by the European Commission in three DGs.
Studies: PhD. in Comparative Studies, State University of New York; M.A. Stanford University.
Previous positions: Senior Researcher, European Centre for Digital Communication/ Infonomics, 2001-2006, Maastricht University; Worldwide Training Manager at WorldCom, Amsterdam; Training Coordinator at Stream International, Amsterdam. International publishing consultant. Researcher at the Univiersities of Amsterdam, and Utrecht.
Several academic positions and guest lectures at universities in the USA and Europe. Two Fulbright Fellowships. More information: http://www.myriamdiocaretz.net/