Association of the Belgian Publishers

Adeb - Association of the Belgian Publishers

Press roomMemorandum

The Belgian Publishers Association (ADEB) has summarized the main demands of our sector in a "memorandum". The document was sent to politicians and the media just before the European and Belgian elections (May 25th, 2014).

The main themes of this memorandum are:

  • Supporting the educational publishing industry by promoting the use of schoolbooks;
  • Harmonization of VAT rates between 'paper' books and digital publications;
  • To develop a policy over "Open Access" by consulting the relevant sectors;
  • The respect of copyright and related rights, to be adapted to the digital era;
  • The application of fair compensation for rights holders harmed in reprographics and digital teaching exception;
  • Supporting export, including digital books.

Our memorandum is available here (in French) .

Our latest publications :

"La lecture, vecteur d'une société plus juste" (November 2015)

"A quoi sert un éditeur?" (October 2015)

"L'éditeur scolaire, un professionnel au service de l'enseignement" (September 2014)