On 23 November 2019 the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe gathered for its 15th General Assembly in Bratislava/ Slovakia in the Gallery UMELKA, building of the Slovak Union of Visual Artists. This gathering was accompanied by the conference “Legal and social statutes of artists in Europe - 30 years after the Velvet Revolution: Focus on the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market” on 22 November 2019. The conference was organized by IAA Europe, Slovak Union of Visual Arts (SUVA), Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) and Norske Billedkunstnere (NBK) and kindly co-funded by Kopinor.

More than 40 participants, conference speakers and delegates from artists associations from 20 European countries, all members of the IAA Europe, gathered to discuss the legal and social statutes of artists today in Europe, 30 years after what is called the “Velvet Revolution” in 1989, and proceeded to focus their attention on the current implementation process of the “Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market” (often also called the 2019 EU copyright directive) in the EU member states.

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