Des de 1922, defensem la llibertat d'expressió i els drets lingüístics, salvaguardem el patrimoni literari català i promovem el diàleg intercultural.
Since 2006, PEN Català has coordinated the Writers In Refuge Programme. This programme, with its roots in the Shelter Cities programme which was promoted by the International Parliament of Writers, aims to host a writer who is threatened, persecuted or at risk of being imprisoned as a consequence of their writing.
PEN Català promotes literary translation to overcome the linguistic barrier that prevents understanding between people and cultures. It works for both the promotion of Catalan literature in the world and to support the translation of universal literary works into Catalan. It is within this framework that the digital magazine Visat is published.
PEN is committed to the respect of all languages, and the protection and promotion of minority languages. PEN's central and guiding principles on linguistic rights are laid out in the Girona Manifesto, promoted by PEN Català.
PEN Català monitors human rights violations against writers, editors, translators and journalists around the world and organises campaigns to support them.
You can become a full member if you are a writer in any field, journalist, editor or translator and share the founding values of PEN.
If you are not a writer and want to join the defense of languages and freedom of expression, you can be part of the Circle of Friends of PEN.
Help us continue to defend language and freedom of expression.
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The ICORN Cities of Refuge give shelter to persecuted writers. Every writer who takes refuge symbolically represents all the other writers that live in hiding, under threat of persecution or who are imprisoned or silenced forever. ICORN makes a significant contribution to the promotion of freedom of expression through this process of hosting writers and providing them shelter and economic support for a period of two years.
These are the cities in the Catalan-speaking territories that have been a part of the international network since 2006:
The International City of Refuge Network (ICORN) has long been one of PEN International’s most important partners.
ICORN is an independent organisation of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity. The Protection team at PEN International’s headquarters in London collaborate closely with ICORN on their work with writers applying to join the programme, and many of our Centres support and help to host their local guest writer.
Visit ICORN website