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As an NGO accredited with permanent observer status at WIPO, EIFL has the opportunity to make interventions at sessions of WIPO committees and meetings

EIFL advocates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for an international copyright framework that benefits libraries in developing and transition economy countries. We participate in sessions of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that usually meets in Geneva twice a year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, just one SCCR took place in 2021, in hybrid mode (online for observers and limited physical participation for member state delegates).

We work with Member States and the WIPO Secretariat to increase understanding of library copyright issues in the digital environment and to encourage support for international copyright law reform. We also participate from time to time in other WIPO meetings, such as the annual WIPO Assemblies, and we cooperate with other NGOs on areas of common interest.