EWC is grateful for the financial support provided by:

The Association of Finnish Non-Fiction Writers (Finland)
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society-UK
The Swedish Writers’ Union
The Society of Swedish Authors in Finland
ProLitteris (Switzerland)
The Swedish Association for Educational Writers
Sanasto, the Finnish Authors’ Copyright Society 

2016 Public Lending Right Seminar for Authors

Zagreb, 24-26 October 2016.

This event is sponsored by the Norwegian Non-fiction and Translators Association NFF, hosted by the Croatian Writers' Association CWA, and coordinated by the European Writers’ Council.


The focus of reports are the Eastern European and Baltic regions, with additional sessions on best practices and key challenges.


The programme includes the following sessions:

I.   PLR for Authors – The History of PLR with Emphasis on the Progressive Role Played by Authors by Trond Andreassen, NFF

II. The Authors’ Role in Developing a PLR Scheme in Finland by Jarkko Tontti, writer, lawyer. Executive Board member, PEN International.

III. Reports from the participating organisations I: 

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland

IV. Reports from the participating organisations II: 

Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro, and Bulgaria.

V.  PLR for printed material and…. for digital material by Morten Visby, Board member of the Danish Authors’ Society

VI. How to proceed? Lobbying Strategies by Myriam Diocaretz, Secretary-General, European Writers’ Council