November 2019: conference in Bratislava and resolution
On 22 and 23 November 2019, IAA Europe's 15th General Assembly took place in Bratislava/ Slovakia. As already decided at the General Assembly last year, Werner Schaub handed over the Presidency of the IAA Europe to Andrea Kristek Kozárová, Slovak Union of Visual Artists (SUVA). Thus, the National Committee of Slovakia will also take over IAA Europe’s office from IGBK, the German National Committee. Delegates warmly thanked Werner Schaub for his longstanding work and welcomed Andrea Křístek Kozárová as the new President.
Conference on 22 November 2019
The day before the assembly, the conference "Legal and social statutes of artists in Europe – 30 years after the Velvet Revolution: Focus on the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright in the digital Single Market" was organised by IAA Europe, supported by the Norwegian Collecting Society KOPINOR. National implementations of the so called Digital-Single-Market-Directive were discussed as well as impacts for IAA Europe members from EFAT/EWR countries.
View the program of the conference here.
IAA Europe resolution
The General Assembly adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Directive for an appropriate and proportionate remuneration of visual artists in Europe. Read the full text of the resolution here on the IAA Europe Website.