Re:Start Conversations Part II – an EVA, EWC, FEP, IFRRO-Event
RE:START CONVERSATIONS PART II – SAVE THE DATE BEYOND THE CRISIS: RECOVERY, RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE BOOK SECTOR – 16 JUNE 10.00 CEST – ONLINE
IFRRO, together with EVA, EWC and FEP, invite you to save the date for the second Re:Start Conversations session!
|Authors, publishers and collective management organisations in the text and image sectors will discuss, together with representatives from the EU Institutions, the importance of investing in a high-quality digital education ecosystem and how the needs of a democratic society can be met, as well as those of writers, illustrators and publishers in the education sector.
Education is the key to democracy, opinion-forming, freedom and social values. The Covid-19 crisis in particular has shown that digital access to teaching and education materials must also be possible. Authors, illustrators and publishers have for years provided innovative learning materials, including in digital format, that can be licensed for educational purposes. In addition, collective management organisations have developed complementary licences.
The interplay between licensing, budgeting and accessibility is key to a sustainable policy approach that preserves the value of quality, independent educational materials. Licensing, including collective licensing, has a crucial role to play in ensuring a sustainable, educational ecosystem that enables publishers and authors to freely conduct independent and fact-based research, resulting in high professional standards.