On Wednesday the 26th of February 2020, the Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) in cooperation with the 2nd Regional Educational Planning Centre (PEKES) of Central Macedonia and the Directorate of Secondary Education of Western Thessaloniki, organized an educational seminar with the title «Copyright and Related Rights. Applications in education and new technologies » in Thessaloniki.

The seminar took place in the 1st General Lyceum of Sykees. It’s objective was to inform the directors of school units of Western Thessaloniki.

The seminar was organized in the framework of the implementation of the EU funded programme titled “Educating youngsters and secondary school teachers about copyright in Greece and Cyprus”. The programme is transnational and is funded by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The seminar was opened by Mrs. Christina Crhistidou, representative of the Directorate of Secondary Education of Western Thessaloniki and by Mr. Michail Zafeiriou from the 2nd Regional Educational Planning Centre (PEKES) of Central Macedonia.

The educators who attended the seminar were informed by Mrs. Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou, Lawyer, Head of the HCO’s Legal Department and by Mrs. Eva Moustaka, jurist HCO, about copyright issues and the importance of the work of authors and performers. In addition to that, the application of copyright to education and new technologies was discussed. Finally, some useful material that can be used by educators as an aid in the classroom was presented.

Popular singer and President of Board of Directors of Collecting Management Organization ‘ERATO’, Manolis Famellos also participated in the panel.

Printed educational material was distributed to all the attendants.

HCO representatives answered the questions posed by the attendants in a Q&A section. Most questions were related to copyright issues in the educational work.

The following photos are from the event.