The Knowledge Rights 21 Programme (KR21), of which IFLA is a partner, has launched a call for proposals to undertake work on copyright and advocacy training. Deadline: 10 July.

KR21 is working on making copyright reform happen. We are working on building a stronger basis of evidence and skills, both for advocacy around copyright-related issues, and a reference for libraries in their own decision-making on the topic.

The training programme is a key part of work to build capacity to advocate effectively for copyright law and policy reform. Too often, copyright can seem complicated or conflictual. The goal of this work is to overcome this, and ensure that more members of our field and allied groups have the confidence and knowledge to get involved effectively in policy discussions.

Tenders are invited from individuals, organisations and institutions that can develop and deliver a first-stage training course for librarians, researchers, digital activists, and those working in the educational, research and cultural heritage sectors in Europe (prepared and delivered through online classes and self-study), focusing on copyright and advocacy (where possible drawing on links with library schools, high-quality IP law faculties and experienced advocates, and raising awareness of differences in law across Europe).

The deadline for bids is 10 July. Find out more on the KR21 website.