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Društvo hrvatskih književnika / Croatian Writers' Association

Submitted by jboyd on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:39
DHK / CWA, Društvo hrvatskih književnika / Croatian Writers' Association
Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 7
+385 1 4816 931
+385 1 4816 959
Chief Executive Name
Božidar Petrač
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Ružica Cindori
00385 98 948 0023
History of the organisation
The Croatian Writers' Association is a non-party, non-governmental and non-political association of Croatian writers. It was founded on April 22nd 1900. The CWA is not the only Croatian association of writers but it is the oldest of its kind in Croatia. The Croatian Writers' Association, headed at its inception by Ivan Vitez Trnski, a leading poet of the time, has gathered since then all Croatian writers: poets, novelists, story tellers, playwrights, essayists, theorists of art and literature. Currently it has 522 members, some of whom live outside Croatia. Membership in the Association is voluntary. Any writer who has published at least three books can become a member of the Association, as long as his books have had noted reception. During its hundred and ten year history, it has remained an independent organization of Croatian intellectuals, who have safeguarded the values of Croatian language and culture. The CWA is headed by a managing body elected by the assembly, with a three year period of office. This managing body is headed by the president. All the managerial bodies of the Association are today elected through a secret ballot, as it was the case in the past. The main activities of the Association are of a cultural nature. Another important task of the Association is to provide writers with a framework for a kind of union activity in accordance with Croatian legal system. Thus the Association is concerned with the financial well-being of its members and their moral and material rights.
Year of first distribution
Year of first collection
Total number of Board Members
How are Board Members elected
secret ballot on general meeting
Remarks about the members
CWA has 541 members (individuals)
Staff total number
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Licensing system
Legal Licence
Types of uses licensed
Equipment levy (importers), copy shops
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Private sector
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
Administration costs as a percentage
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
Cultural deductions as a percentage
not specify
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
Bilateral agreements type B with
SAZOR, VG Wort, Reprobel
Remarks about financial data
reprographic rights (authors) - system is not operational yet
Total amount collected for PLR
2 000 000.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
1 531 000.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
1 531 000.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
250 000.00
Please select your currency
Croatian Kuna