The first edition of the “Collective Management and Copyright Law in Lusophony” , promoted by the Portuguese Society of Authors in partnership with the University of Lisbon-ISCSP, has finished last March 29 th.
This innovative course at national and international level, insofar as it summits the theme of management and places it at the forefront in addressing collective management entities, had a diverse group of students: leaders of the copyright societies of Cape Verde and Mozambique , Directors of SPA and professionals related to the cultural industry, artistic creation and interpretation, as well as teaching.
The final seminars were presented by Javier Gutiérrez, vice-president of CISAC, who traveled to Lisbon expressly for this purpose and José Jorge Letria, President of SPA and of the CISAC European Committee.
The students had an opportunity to get to know SPA and to contact several SPA directors during the three days of classes held at SPA.
At the closing session, which was attended by the president of SPA, José Jorge Letria, and the scientific and executive coordinators, Miguel Pereira Lopes (UL-ISCSP) and Paula Cunha (SPA), all the students were unanimous in expressing their great satisfaction with the course they have considered exemplary in organizational and pedagogical terms,and extremely useful.
It is recalled that this postgraduate course began on November 7, 2016, it attributes 60 ECT and had the following modules: Cultural Anthropology in the Lusophony; Strategic Organizational Planning; Negotiation and Management of Conflicts; Leadership and Human Resource Management; Marketing and Institutional Sustainability; Copyright; Management of International Partnerships; Integrated Resources Management; Information and Innovation Systems as well as Thematic Seminars. It was an intensive course since most of the students do not reside in Portugal.
This initiative shows SPA’s commitment to the implementation of the Lusophone project, while at the same time reveals the growing ability of the cooperative to establish bridges with the academic world and society in general to raise the awareness of the community for the importance of the role of culture, authors and the entity that represents them.
Lisbon, April 5, 2017