WORKSHOP: Copyright flexibilities: mapping, explaining, empowering

reCreating Europe and COMMUNIA invite you to the expert workshop – “Copyright Flexibilities: mapping, explaining, empowering”, which will be held in a hybrid format at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) – University of Amsterdam and online (Zoom) on 21 September 2022, from 9 to 5 pm CEST.

The workshop will bring together the core research teams which have developed three websites/databases devoted to users’ rights and copyright flexibilities (, and, national copyright experts who contributed to the mapping, and stakeholders representing various groups of beneficiaries.

Workshop aims

The aims of the workshop are (i) to launch the three platforms, gather feedback on their functionalities and plan their future; (II) to discuss the state of copyright flexibilities and necessary policy actions at the EU and national level, with three expert panels on (a) teaching and research; (b) freedom of expression and (c)cultural uses and preservation; (iii) to present and test reCreating Europe’s best practices on copyright flexibilities with interested stakeholders.


9:00 – 9:15 Introduction and greetings (Paul Keller, Caterina Sganga)
9:15 – 10:15 Three platforms to explain, engage, empower

  • (Paul Keller, Communia/IViR)
  • (Caterina Sganga, reCreating/Sant’Anna Pisa)
  • (Bartolomeo Meletti, reCreating/CREATe Glasgow)

10:15 – 11:15 Flexibilities for teaching and research
Chair: Teresa Nobre (Communia)
Speakers: Ana Lazarova (Communia/Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski); Justin Jutte (University College Dublin); Matej Myska (Masaryk University Brno)

11.15 – 11.30 – Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Flexibilities for cultural uses and preservations
Chair: Caterina Sganga (reCreating/Sant’Anna Pisa)
Speakers: Francisco Duque Lima (KU Leuven); Rita Matulionyte (Macquarie University Sidney); Leo Pascault (Science Po Paris)

12:30 – 13:45 Flexibilities for freedom of expression (quotation, parody, informatory purposes)
Chair: Paul Keller (Communia/IViR)
Speakers: Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou (University of Cyprus); Philipp Homar (Donau-Universität Krems); Julien Cabay (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and University of Liege); Conception Saiz Garcia (University of Valencia)

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch break

14:30 – 15:30 Roundtable on best practices on Copyright flexibilities

  • Presentation of best practices and moderation (Caterina Sganga)
  • Open debate

15:30 – 16:30 Roundtable on the way ahead: data collection, editorial boards, platforms maintenance
Moderator: Paul Keller

16:30 Wrap up, closing and drinks


Please save the date and confirm your interest and availability to join us in person or online by registering at your earliest convenience here. 

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