Since 2016, the ECS has been holding an open conference on the day before its annual meeting.

2021 online Conference

The ECS will hold its fifth conference online, on May 21st, under the theme “Copyright Challenges During the Pandemic (and Beyond)”. 2021_ECS_program

2019 Oslo

The ECS held its fourth conference on May 24th at the University of Oslo, under the theme “A Copyright for Authors and Performers,” to engage in a debate as to how creators and performing artists’ interests can be safeguarded in the current technological and economic environment. 2019_ECS_program

2018 Brussels

The ECS held its third conference in Brussels, on May 25th under the title “EU Copyright: Quo vadis?” The session examined several issues included in the current EU copyright package as well as the challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence. 2018_ECS_program

2017 Paris

The ECS second conference was held on Friday 11 May 2017, at SciencesPo, in Paris. under the title “Building a EU unitary copyright.” The topic of the one day event is how, and how far, to move EU copyright law from a series of directives towards a unitary EU title. 2017_ECS_program

2016 Barcelona

The first ECS conference was held in Barcelona on Friday May 20, 2016: COPYRIGHT LAW FOR THE EU – An open debate with the European Copyright Society. Hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (and supported by Obra Social ‘La Caixa’ many of the members of the ECS discussed previously published ECS positions and new responses to ongoing consultations. 2016_ECS_program