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Mapping, explaining, empowering: COMMUNIA and reCreating Europe Workshop on Copyright Flexibilities

COMMUNIA and reCreating Europe will be co-hosting the joint expert workshop “Copyright Flexibilities: mapping, explaining, empowering”, taking place in a hybrid format at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) and on Zoom on September 21st, 2022, from 09:00 to 17:00 CEST.

At the workshop, three websites/databases tracking the status of users’ rights and copyright flexibilities in Europe:, and will be launched. In addition, we will gather feedback on the websites’ functionality and plan their future. We will be joined by copyright experts who contributed to the mapping and stakeholders representing various groups of beneficiaries to discuss the state of copyright flexibilities and policy options at the EU and national levels. 

Represented by Teresa Nobre and Paul Keller, COMMUNIA will showcase the project, a collaborative effort of COMMUNIA, Open Future and Digital Republic, mapping the European Union’s copyright framework and providing information on the national implementation of the various exceptions and limitations to copyright and related rights contained in EU copyright law.

Registration for both online and offline attendance is free of charge. Please register here.

For any queries, please contact


9:00 – 9:15 Introduction and greetings (Paul Keller, Caterina Sganga)

9:15 – 10:15 Three platforms to explain, engage, empower

  • (Paul Keller, COMMUNIA/Open Future)
  • (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/Open Future)

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 (COMMUNIA/Open Future)

16:30 Wrap up, closing and drinks

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