Workshop will be hosted by FERA’s Slovene members AIPA & DSR from Thursday Feb 2 at 2pm, to Friday Feb 3rd at 6pm at the Best Westrn Premier Hotel Slon (map).

On the occasion of President Juncker’s 2016 State of the European Union address to the European Parliament on September 2016, the European Commission set out proposals on the modernisation of EU copyright legislation.

President Juncker stated:

“As the world goes digital, we also have to empower our artists and creators and protect their works. Artists and creators are our crown jewels. The creation of content is not a hobby. It is a profession. And it is part of our European culture. I want journalists, publishers and authors to be paid fairly for their work.”

This was a key step towards acknowledging the central role that audiovisual authors have to play in growing the Digital Single Market, and in promoting European cultural diversity.

Audiovisual authors representatives in Brussels therefore welcomed to the Commission’s recently published proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, notably its provisions for enhanced transparency through a mandatory reporting obligation in contracts, and a contract adjustment and dispute resolution mechanisms. This represents a significant step forward in a rebalancing of the EU copyright regime towards fairer terms for authors like audiovisual directors, who are at the origin of all audiovisual works.

However, in order to turn the promise of fair remuneration for authors into a practical reality, the Commission’s proposals needs to be significantly strengthened, particularly to address the specific challenges of audiovisual authors to share in the economic success of their works online. These are essential issues to stabilize the working lives of European audiovisual creators.

The FERA workshop in Ljubljana is hosted by Slovene members DSR (Directors Guild of Slovenia) and Zavod AIPA, in association with SAA (Society of Audiovisual Authors) and FSE (Federation of Screenwriters in Europe), aims at informing on the EU copyright modernization process to find the best ways to strengthen authors’ rights at national and EU level, which will in turn strengthen Europe’s creative economy, in a virtuous circle that will lead to more works, more economic growth, and greater cultural diversity.



Best Westrn Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska c. 34, Ljubljana


Thursday, February 2, 2017
  • 12.30-14.00 Buffet lunch (Slon Hotel, Restaurant – 1st floor)

Session 1 (Slon Hotel, Klub 1&2 – 1st floor)
EU copyright review: What European directors and audiovisual authors need

  • 13.30-14.00 Registration (Slovenian participants)
    • Klemen Dvornik, film director, AIPA Chairman of the Managing Board
    • Sverre Pedersen, film director, FERA Honorary Treasurer
  • 14.30-15.15 Presentation of September 2016 second copyright package
    • Pauline Durand-Vialle, FERA CEO
  • 15.15-15.30 Coffee break
  • 15.30-16.45 Panel »EU copyright review: What European directors and audiovisual authors need«
    • Cécile Despringre, SAA Executive Director
    • Pauline Durand-Vialle, FERA CEO
    • Klemen Dvornik, film director, AIPA Chairman of the Managing Board
    • Moderated by Sverre Pedersen, director, FERA Honorary Treasurer
  • 16.45-17.15 Closing speech
Friday, February 3, 2017

Session 2
Slovenian Focus

  • 10.00-10.15 Opening speech
    • Gregor Štibernik, AIPA Director
  • 10.15-11.00 Case studies on direct injection cases related to the implementation of the Satellite and
    Cable Directive 93/83/EEC: Norway

    • Bjørn Alexander Brem, Norsk Filmforbund Lawyer
  • 11.00-11.15 Coffee break
  • 11.15-12.00 Belgium
    • Tanguy Roosen, SCAM SACD Belgium Legal Director
  • 12.00-12.30 Presentation of the EC Regulation proposal »on the retransmissions of TV and radio programmes and certain online transmissions of broadcasters« and its impacts on authors’ remuneration
    • Cécile Despringre, SAA Executive Director
  • 12.30-13.00 Exchange of views with morning speakers »Future challenges of audiovisual authors collective management of rights at national and EU level«
    • Moderated by Klemen Dvornik, film director, AIPA Chairman of the Managing Board
  • 13.00-14.30 Buffet lunch (Restaurant 1st floor)

Session 3
Evidence-based campaigning for a fair EU copyright for creators : Researching audiovisual authors remuneration

  • 14.30-14.45 Presentation of the research project
  • 14.45-16.00 Interactive workshop: scope and goals of the project
  • 16.00-16.15 Coffee break
  • 16.15-17.45 Research methodology
  • 17.45-18.00 Summary of findings by session Chair