September 20: Brussels Conference on Authors' Rights and the European Agenda 2007-2013


AUTHORS’ RIGHTS AND THE EUROPEAN AGENDA 2007-2013

Competitiveness & digital challenges, collective action & cultural diversity


4th European Creators’ Conference organised by the European Writers’ Congress/EWC in cooperation with the European Federation of Journalists/EFJ, International Association of Art/IAA Europe and InterGU

Under the patronage of the Finnish EU Presidency

Hosted by the European Commission, DG EAC


Venue: Brussels, at the Commission’s Charlemagne Building,

Conference Wing, Ground Floor, Room S1, - 170, rue de la Loi (Metro station: Schuman)


Date: Wednesday, 20th September 2006

from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm (registration at 8:30 am)


Working languages: English and French

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Welcome: Trond Andreassen, President EWC & Christine Boon-Falleur, DG EAC, Directorate D, Civil society


Keynote Speech/Guest of Honour: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Writer


Tour d’horizon: Jukka Liedes, Ministry of Education & Culture, Finland


Moderators: Anne Louise Schelin / EFJ and Trond Andreassen / EWC

1. POSITIONS & PERSPECTIVES


a) Creators’ intellectual property and competition in the free market

- Alain Andriès, DG Competition, Directorate C: Information, Communication and Media, Unit C.2 Media

- Josef Drexl, Prof. Dr. / Director Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Munich


b) Cultural diversity and the i2010 initiative

- Xavier Troussard, DG Education & Culture, Advisor «International and transversal aspects»

- Valérie Game, Directrice du département des affaires juridiques et de la commande publique,

Bibliothèque nationale de France

- Tarja Koskinen-Olsson / Finland, representing a “lesser used language”


c) The management of authors’ rights and the implications of information technology

- Julie Samnnada, DG Internal Market & Services, D: Knowledge-based Economy, © Unit, Legal Policy Adviser

- André Lucas, Prof. Dr. / Université de Nantes

- Fred Breinersdorfer, Prof. Dr., scriptwriter, EWC


d) Authors’ works, EU “content policy” and global services

- Jean-Eric de Cockborne, DG Information Society & Media, Head of Unit “Audiovisual and Media policies” (tbc)

- Aidan White, journalist / European Federation of Journalists

- David Ferguson, composer / Creators’ Rights Alliance


2. PLENARY DISCUSSION, CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE FLOOR


Writers: EFJ, EWC, FES, SACD / Authors in the audiovisual field: AIDAA

Visual artists: IAA Europe, Pyramide, EVA

Employees/creators in the Media & Entertainment Industries: EuroMEI

Publishers: FEP

Film directors: FERA

Members of the European Parliament

Representatives of various Directorates General

Representatives of EU Member States’ Embassies in Brussels

3. RÉSUMÉ, CONCLUDING REMARKS & ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION Anne Louise Schelin

Cocktail Reception


DRAFT TIME SCHEDULE

Sept. 19th: Speakers’ Dinner

Sept. 20th:


08:30 – 09:00 arrival/registration


09:00 – 10:15

WELCOME & KEYNOTE SPEECH & TOUR D’HORIZON


10:15 – 11:00

1a) CREATORS’ IP IN THE FREE MARKET / DG COMPETITION


11:00 – 11:30

coffee/tea break offered by the European Commission


11:30 – 12:30

1b) CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE I2010 INITIATIVE / DG EDUCATION & CULTURE


12:30 – 14:00

lunch hosted by DG EAC / Culture, Directorate D, Visits sector


14:00 – 15:00

1c)  THE MANAGEMENT OF AUTHORS’ RIGHTS AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY /

DG INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES


15:00 – 16:00

1d)  AUTHORS’ WORKS, EU CONTENT POLICY AND GLOBAL SERVICES / DG INFORMATION SOCIETY & MEDIA


16:00 – 16:30 coffee/tea break offered by the European Commission


16:30 – 17:15

2. PLENARY DISCUSSION

17:15 – 18:00

3. RÉSUMÉ, CONCLUDING REMARKS & THE BRUSSELS RESOLUTION 2006

18:00 Cocktail Reception

You are welcome – Soyez les bienvenus !

Hans Peter Bleuel

Lore Schultz-Wild

on behalf of the organisers





In combination with the EWC’s extraordinary conference of delegates and first General Assembly according to the new Statutes of the European Writers’ Congress / EWC a.i.s.b.l. on September 21st, 2006, this will be the

XX European Writers’ Congress