European Federation of Journalists

EFJ workshop: Fair contracts for quality journalism, 30 May Brussels

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In the framework of the project “Rights and Jobs in Journalism”, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) will organise a one-day workshop on Authors’ rights enforcement: Fair Contracts for Quality Journalism on 30 May in Brussels, Belgium.

The workshop is funded by the European Commission (DG Employment). It will be linked to the European creators’ conference on 31 May, also held in Brussels at the same venue.

Website of the Creators Conference can be found HERE.


30 May, EFJ seminar

The workshop will discuss and offer practice tools and exchanges on the following themes:

  1. EU main trends and challenges – how to enforce authors’ rights?
  2. Five  steps to secure fair contracts for European journalists
  3. Syndication, hyperlinking, collective management…Building  a toolbox to protect authors’ rights materials

Agenda can be found HERE.

31 May, Creators’ conference

The conference will bring together representatives from European authors’ organisations. It aims at creating a forum for authors, politicians, industry stakeholders and all interested parties to meet and discuss key issues related to author’s rights, freedom of expression and the EU Digital Single Market

Agenda can be found HERE.



This workshop is open for EFJ membership only. Submit your registration form online before 4 April 2016. A registration fee of 80EUR is applied for participants receiving financial assistance from the EFJ. Due to limited spaces, only applicants who have received confirmation from the EFJ can participate in the workshop.


All participants will stay at the Aloft Hotel located at walking distance from the Residence Palace.

Address: Place Jean Rey, Brussels, 1040, Belgium

Practical information

Workshop Venue : Résidence Palace, rue de la loi 155, 1040 Brussels. You can see the Google map direction here.

Transport from airport to hotel: Public transport is available at the airport at frequent intervals. The best option would be to take the bus which will stop at Schuman. It is only 10-minutes walk from the Schuman bus stop to the hotel. For more information about the Airport Line, please visit here.

Click here to plan your journey. Please note that taxi fare will not be reimbursed.


For more information about the workshop or the Rights and Jobs in Journalism project, please contact

Pamela Morinière, EFJ authors’ rights officer
E-mail: ; Tel.:+32 2 2352 216