EWC at the Creators Conference


The Authors’ Group is pleased to invite you to our joint conference to address the question:
One year after the deadline for implementation: what does the Directive deliver for authors’ contracts?


23 June 2022, 15:00-18:00 CEST, 18:00: Welcome Reception.
Organised by
The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA)
The European Writers’ Council (EWC)
The Federation of European Film and TV Directors (FERA)
The Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE)
and in Cooperation with the Cultural Creators Friendship Group (CCFG).


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?

Panelists: Ula Furgal (Lecturer in 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?

Panelists: Aurélie Champagne (Permanent Representation of France to the EU), Anselm Kreuzer (Composer, ECSA Board Member) and 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)

The event will take place on Thursday, 23rd June 2022 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CEST), at Maison européenne des Auteurs et des Autrices- MEDAA, in Brussels!