In April 2024, CREATe in cooperation with reCreating Europe is offering its first Spring School. The School provides an interdisciplinary outlook on the topic of Platforming Creativity by bringing together the expertise of copyright, competition and tech regulation scholars. It is addressed to doctoral and advanced master students, early career researchers, industry representatives and policy makers with an interest in cultural and creative industries.
Description and aims
Cultural and creative industries play an important role in modern economies, fostering innovation, creating jobs, and significantly contributing to economic growth. But their primary role is that of fostering cultural diversity and development of our society, providing an outlet for people’s creativity and expression. Digitalisation and rapid technological progress have created unprecedented opportunities for creators, bringing diversity of available content. At the same time, access to cultural and creative goods is now mediated by a new class of gatekeepers, particularly digital platforms, exacerbating the imbalances between content creators and producers. The changing dynamics within the creative and cultural industries, together with the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent raise of generative AI tools, resulted in the European legislators’ activism, not limited to the copyright domain.
The School aims to provide its participants with a comprehensive understanding of the effects digital technology and platforms have on the cultural and creative industries, and how those effects are being addressed by the legislators and policy makers in Europe. The School addresses the current discussions from three perspectives: creativity (copyright), markets (competition law) and technology (tech regulation), with each perspective addressed on a separate day. All three perspectives are brought together on the last day, during a distinguished keynote.
About CREATe and reCreating Europe
CREATe, the Centre for Regulation of the Creative Economy, is based at the University of Glasgow, the UK’s fourth oldest university and a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities. CREATe investigates the future of creative production in the digital age, focusing on creativity, markets and technology.
reCreating Europe (Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe) was a European Union funded Horizon 2020 project bringing together ten European institutions under the coordination of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa to rethink digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe.
The Spring School builds on the expertise of CREATe and reCreating Europe project partners.
- Dates: 25-26 and 29-30 April 2024. The School takes place over four days (Thursday – Tuesday), just before the long May weekend. A day excursion to the Scottish Highlands is planned for 27/28 April weekend.
- Venue: Advanced Research Centre (ARC), University of Glasgow. The ARC is located a stone’s throw away from the majestic main building of the University. It was opened in 2022 to bring together researchers and ideas from across disciplines and sectors. Exactly what our Spring School intends to do.
- Fee: 400 GBP. The fee includes tuition, coffee, lunches and reception. A limited number of scholarships are available upon request during the application process.
Application process and dates
The School is addressed to doctoral and advanced master students, early career researchers, industry representatives and policy makers with an interest in cultural and creative industries. The School is taught on a postgraduate level and participants should have some but not exhaustive prior knowledge on at least some of the topics. The Spring School will touch upon EU copyright law, competition law, digital regulation and technology. Reading materials will be made available to the Spring School participants.
Applications for April 2024 Spring School are now closed.
Upon application, the candidates will be asked to provide a CV and a short statement of motivation, explaining why they want to participate in the School and why they make a good candidate (max 500 words).
The number of School participants is limited to 15-20 people. Candidates will be notified of the application results by 29 February 2024.
The School takes place over four days (25-26 and 29-30 April 2024), 9:30-16:30 each day.
Please see the draft programme below:
The following speakers have confirmed their participation in the Spring School:
Partner at Geradin Partners, Senior Lecturer at Brunel University London
Professor of Intellectual Property Law, CREATe, University of Glasgow
Lecturer in Competition Law, CREATe, University of Glasgow
Research Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), KU Leuven
Professor of Law, University of Szeged
Associate Professor, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam
Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa
Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Information Law, CREATe, University of Glasgow
Professor of Economics of Creative Industries, Bournemouth University
In case of questions about the School please contact:
Dr Ula Furgał email@example.com