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Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and personal development. This can have significant consequences for libraries in developing and transition countries that have limited funds to purchase copyright-protected materials.
We advocate for fair and balanced copyright laws that support libraries in providing access to knowledge.
Call for proposals
The EIFL-IP programme is pleased to invite proposals for advocacy campaigns in support of copyright law reform in EIFL partner countries. We particularly wish to support countries with pending legislation in copyright and related rights, or where reviews of copyright law or consultations with stakeholders are planned.
Here are some examples of advocacy actions that could be undertaken:
The actions can involve a range of activities such as obtaining expert copyright advice, preparing advocacy materials, hosting events and meetings with target groups, campaigning with other civil society stakeholders.
The EIFL-IP programme manager will be available to support grantees during implementation of the projects. We will write up and publish case studies.
Who can apply
Libraries and organisations from EIFL partner countries are eligible to participate. Applications can include individual or groups of libraries and organisations under the EIFL partner consortia umbrella.
How to apply and deadline
1. Please download the application form here [doc].
2. Then, you MUST submit your project application online here.
3. In the case of any technical problems, alternatively send your project application to <teresa.hackett [@] eifl.net>
Application deadline is MONDAY, 7TH MAY 2012
Evaluation procedure and publicity
Funding for up to ten projects will be awarded on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, 28 May 2012.
Grant recipients will be featured on the EIFL website.
EIFL-IP Programme support
The EIFL-IP programme is supported by the Open Society Foundations Information Program.
If you have any questions or need clarifications, please contact the EIFL-IP Programme Manager, Teresa Hackett <teresa.hackett [@] eifl.net>.