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Latest updates In addition, there will be a specific MEP prize presented by Members of the European Parliament and a specific reference to cultural heritage. A specialist panel of judges, made up of renowned professionals in the fields of writing, among them writers, reviewers, journalists, writers and bookshops, will evaluate these entries over the next few month and select a winning entry in November 2018.

Selection Panel A panel of judges made up of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will award a separate award to their favorite shorts. Petra Kammerevert, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, will chair this group. Founded in 2009, the European Union Award for Literature (EUPL) seeks to highlight the creative and rich diversity of European modern art in the fields of poetry and illustrated arts, to foster the dissemination of European literacy and to stimulate greater interest in foreign works of art.

Co-funded by the European Commission's Creative Europe theme, the prize has three principal objectives: to support the trans-national movement of people working in the field of culture; to support the trans-national dissemination of creative and creative activities; and to support multicultural exchanges. The European Union Prize for Literature celebrates its tenth year in 2018.

Because of this event, a voyage of discovery and discovery through Europe was organized, as well as a specific written contests open to all EUPL Champions. EUPL's A European Story: The EUPL Women's Game Europe is a singular play winning award that honours Europe, the European Union's writers and above all the 10th anniversary of the European Union's Prize for Letters.

The 36 EUPL-winning playwrights from 26 different nations presented intriguing tales of Europe with a singular view. At its meeting on 5 July, the EP postponed the approval of its opinion on the Copyright Directive. Representing over half a million Europe-wide writing professionals, literature professionals, publishers, journalists, movie producers, scriptwriters and song authors, we recognise and honour this will.

Nevertheless, we deplore the fact that it is actually delaying the approval of the Directive on intellectual property rights, which contains key elements to compensate for the systemically fragile negotiation position of writers whose creative work lies at the source of the value added chains of intellectual property rights, when it comes to the negotiation of their agreements. Now we call on all Members of the European Parliament to gauge the importance of this directive and find a joint line to make sure that the directive is definitively adopted.

Part 3 "Fair payment in contract with writers and performers", as adopted by the JURI Commission on 20 June, is the outcome of carefully considered compromise, backed by an impressive, impartial vote in the Legal Affairs Group. Ensuring a critically improved creative process throughout Europe, it should not be re-opened or changed.

We believe it is vital that the EP adopt the Copyright Directive as soon as possible so that it can soon provide tangible advantages for writers throughout the EU. The omission of the Directive by delaying its approval would be a neglect to make tangible improvements to the position of Europe's writers and an awful lost window of opportunities to enhance the creativity and culture of Europe in the electronic age.

Author group consists of: Europe's representative author organizations have warmly applauded the firm backing of members of the Legal Affairs Committee of the EP for equitable and equitable compensation for writers and urge all Members of the EP (MEPs) to endorse the Legal Affairs Committee's terms of reference. The Legal Affairs Committee of the Eurpean Parliament (JURI) today adopted its opinion on a proposed Directive on the protection of intellectual property rights in the digital internal market.

The JURI Members of the EP, supported by an overwhelming majority of our fellow Europeans, call for powerful authors' copyrights by enforcing the "transparency triangle" (Articles -14a to 16a), periodic coverage by editors, channels and editors of the commercial exploit of works of creative value, and thus a stronger treaty stance for Europe's writers.

Authors' Group is representing more than half a million authors, publishers, journalists, movie producers, scriptwriters and song authors in Europe. Author group consists of: EFJ (European Composer and Songwriter Alliance) EFJ (European Federation of Journalists) CEE (European Writers' Council) FERA (Federation of European film directors ) FSE (Fédération of Screening in Europe ) Federators and Screening in Europe.

More than 80 participants attended a seminar on the reform of intellectual property rights on 2 February in the European Parliament organized by EWC, FEP and IFFRO. MEP Therese Comodini-Cachia and Jean-Marie Cavada, draftsman and shadows draftsman for the draft directive on intellectual property, jointly organized the conference.

Marco Giorello, Deputy Head of the European Commission's Department of Intellectual Property, made the introductory comments on the proposal for a Council directive on intellectual property rights. In her concluding comments, MEP Terese Comodini-Cachia stressed that in recent month interest groups have presented their views on intellectual property rights reforms, which have often proved to be very polarized.

Concluding that it is now up to lawmakers to find a balance and welcoming the interest groups that have proposed remedies, she added that she saw no justification why copyrights should not work in the same way in the electronic environment as in the analog one. On 14th September the European Commission presented its draft Directive on Copyrights in the Internal Market.

A group of more than 500,000 authors*, comprising European playwrights, literature interpreters, compositionists, songwriters, reporters, photography professionals, film/TV producers and scriptwriters, welcome the proposed text, and in particular the suggestion to tackle the core problem of the poor negotiating power of playwrights in their contract relations and equitable payment in contract terms.

This group of contributors endorses the European Commission's efforts to tackle issues related to the enforced assignment of copyrights to publishing houses, manufacturers and broadcasting organisations. In order to create a well-functioning marketplace for copyrights, it is first necessary to create a system that allows equitable contract practice for writers and artists who are affected by a poor negotiating power when transferring their copyrights to publishing houses, production companies and broadcasting organisations.

Introducing a notification requirement that describes in detail the turnover achieved and the compensation to be paid creates more openness and is a precondition for allowing writers and actors to adapt dishonest contract terms. Together with a disputes settlement system, these new rules will be an essential first stage in creating more lasting circumstances for European creativity, which is the source of Europe's culture and creativity economy.

Writers need further mechanism against the unfair terms of intellectual property rights, however, and the undersigned organisations look forward to working with the European Parliament and the Council in this regard. While welcoming the rules in the proposed Regulation to clarify the responsibilities of on-line publishers, the authors' group believes that considerable efforts still need to be made to ensure adequate compensation for creators, in particular for the on-line use of their works.

Members of the Autorengruppe sind ECSA (European Composer & Songwriter Alliance), EFJ (European Federation of Journalists), EWC (European Writers' Council), FERA (Federation of Film Directors in Europe) et FSE (Federation of Screenwriters Europe). The Committee of the Regions adopted an own-initiative report on'Modernising EU legislation on copyright' at its plenary session from 7 to 8 April 2016.

"A Towards a more modern, Europe-wide, author rights framework" COM(2015) 626 - final "The author organisations chosen for the consultation have been selected: EWC, EFJ and ECSA.

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