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International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composer

cisacCISAC is the leading worldwide network of authors’ societies: 231 collective management organisations in 121 countries protecting the interests of over 3 million creators and rights holders.


International Congress of Young Booksellers (ICYB)

The annual conference is held in a different country every year, and it gathers enthusiastic and dedicated young booksellers from many countries (young at age or just young at heart).
While the purpose of ICYB is to provide training in a specific issue, it also acts as a forum for young booksellers from a variety of backgrounds to share experiences of their trade and establish invaluable international contacts for both professional and personal development. Another function of ICYB is to collect and disseminate material on training, exchange programs, and trade organisations.


International Council for Adult Education

icaeThe International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) is a global network created in 1973, composed of non-governmental organizations, regional, national and sectoral networks in more than 75 countries. ICAE is an NGO in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is a strategic network that promotes adult learning as a tool for active citizenship and informed participation of people.


International Council of Communication Design

icogradaIcograda is the world body for professional communication design. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, member-based network of independent organisations and stakeholders working within the multidisciplinary scope of communication design and expanded media.


International Digital Publishing Forum

idpfThe International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.


International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

iflaThe International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

International Federation of Translators

fitThe Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 100 professional associations are affiliated, representing over 80 000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.


International Publishers Association

ipaThe International Publishers Association (IPA) is an international industry federation representing all aspects of book and journal publishing. Established in 1896, IPA’s mission is to promote and protect publishing and to raise awareness for publishing as a force for economic, cultural and political development. Around the world IPA actively fights against censorship and promotes copyright, literacy and freedom to publish. IPA is an industry association with a human rights mandate.


International Reading Association

int_reading_asSince 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 60,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.