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Conference on the implementation of the 2019 EU Copyright Directive

Conference on the implementation of the 2019 EU Copyright Directive

ECSA is pleased to invite you to a Conference on the implementation of the 2019 Copyright Directive.

The event is co-organised by the Federation of European Screen Directors (FERA), The Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and The European Writers' Council (EWC).

The two panel discussions will tackle the current transposition of Articles 18 to 23 of the 2019 EU Copyright Directive into national law (one year after the deadline for implementation) and will delve into the concrete next steps for implementing those provisions.

If you are planning to attend the event in person, don't forget to register using this form at the latest by 17th June 2022.

The conference will be livestream on ECSA's Youtube channel

Have a look at our programme below!


14:30-15:00: Registration

15:00-15:10: Welcoming remarks by Marc du Moulin (Secretary General of the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance, ECSA)

15:10-15:20: Opening Keynote by Nina George (President of the European Writers' Council, EWC)

15:20-16:20: First panel: Implementing the 2019 EU Copyright Directive

Presentation of Dr. Ula Furgal's report on the implementation of Articles 18 to 23. What is the implementation's state of play?


  • Ula Furgal (Lecturer in the Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Glasgow Law School)  and 
  • Marco Giorello (Head of the Copyright Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission)

Moderator: Pauline Durand-Vialle (CEO of the Federation of European Screen Directors, FERA)


16:30-16:45: Keynotes by Tomasz Frankowski (Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Poland) and Ibán García del Blanco (Member of the European Parliament, S&D, Spain)

16:45-17:45: Second panel: Identifying and sharing best practices to improve authors’ contracts and remuneration.

What are buyout contracts and how can Europe prevent them? How can collective bargaining agreements deliver concrete benefits to authors?


  • Aurélie Champagne (Permanent Representation of France to the EU), 
  • Anselm Kreuzer (Composer, ECSA Board Member)
  • Janine Lorente (Expert in Copyright and Authors’ Rights Legislation, JLorente Consulting)

Moderator: David Kavanagh (CEO of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe, FSE)

17:45-18:00: Closing Keynote by Helienne Lindvall (President of ECSA)