Webinar (10 December) Accessing Digital Culture: Barriers for Vulnerable Groups

Date: 10 December 2021

Time: 10:00 to 12:00 GMT / 11:00 – 13:00 CET

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accessing-digital-culture-barriers-for-vulnerable-groups-tickets-218051908127

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This webinar aims to present the research conducted within the Project  Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe – ReCreating Europe by the Maynooth University unit. After a general introduction on the project, it discusses the preliminary findings and interim results of a set of semi-structured interviews conducted across 12 European countries with key stakeholders and representatives of organisations representing both Minority Groups and Persons with Disabilities about the barriers they encounter in accessing digital culture.


10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and Introduction – The regulatory framework of copyright content moderation at EU Level
Speakers: Delia Ferri and Noelle Higgins

Session 1 – The Project

Chair: Delia Ferri

10:15 – 10:30: The ReCreating Europe Project and Access to Digital Culture
Speaker: Caterina Sganga

10:30 – 10:45: Work Package 2 on End Users

Speaker: Arianna Martinelli

Session 2 – Barriers for Vulnerable Groups

Chair: Caterina Sganga

10:45 – 11:00: Objectives, Methodology, General Preliminary Findings
Speaker: Katie Donnellan

11:00 – 11:15 – Minorities and Access to Digital Culture

Speaker: Noelle Higgins

11:15 – 11:30: Persons with Disabilities and Access to Digital Culture

Speaker: Delia Ferri


Delia Ferri, Professor of Law at Maynooth University and Co-director of the Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute at Maynooth University.

Noelle Higgins, Associate Professor in Law at Maynooth University.

Caterina Sganga, Associate Professor in Comparative Private Law at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa) and ReCreating Europe project coordinator.

Arianna Martinelli, Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Leader of Work Package 2 of the ReCreating Europe Project

Katie Donnellan, Research Assistant for the Maynooth University team of the ReCreating Europe Project, at the Maynooth University Department of Law

Registration and target audience

The webinar is free and open to all but will be targeted specifically at:

  • Academics, researchers and law students;
  • national and EU policymakers in the area of copyright law and human rights;
  • lawyers in the areas of copyright law and human rights law;
  • civil society organisations engaged with copyright and minority rights issues in the EU, and;
  • End-Users (as Project stakeholders), and in particular the project’s nominated categories of underrepresented categories who were the subjects of the interviews (Persons with Disabilities, Migrants, Members of Linguistic Minorities and Members of Ethnic Minorities, including Roma).

Register HERE

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