NORCODE, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Agder, organized a round table conference in Kristiansand, Norway on the 28th and 29th of March.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations together with selected copyright experts were invited to the conference. The conference addressed how best to develop future training programmes in copyright and collective management.
During the first day, the participants presented their organizations and the work they do as well as challenges they currently face. Talking points and issues were then listed to serve as an agenda for the discussion the following day. The conference proved fruitful and many challenges was up for debate, suggested solutions were plentiful, and a conclusion was drawn that everybody would benefit from co-operation in future training programmes.
A Concept Paper out-lining a modular training programme will be prepared based on the two days of discussion and presentations. NORCODE is currently planning a new regional training programme on collective management of copyright and related rights. This three year training programme is made possible due to funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.