Opportunity to study International Copyright Law or Privacy Law and Policy this summer in Amsterdam

The Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is offering two annual summer courses in Amsterdam from July 4-8, 2016: the International Copyright Law Summer Course and the Privacy Law and Policy Summer Course. Additional information – including a list of faculty, a detailed course programme, and a link for online registration is available on the IVIR website and in the course flyer.

Civil Society Scholarships supported by the Open Society Foundations
IViR, in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations, invites civil society advocates working in digital rights advocacy to apply to the courses. Scholarships covering the Summer Course fee, as well as an adequate contribution toward travel and accommodation costs are available for eight civil society participants that would be able to make use of the knowledge they would gain in these courses in their daily work. Successful scholarship applicants from non OECD countries will also receive a per diem of 30 EUR for the duration of the summer course.

If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form available at the course website and indicate that you are applying for the “OSF Civil Society Scholarship”. Please enter a statement (approximately 500 words) in the text box explaining your motivation for attending the summer course you are applying for and how the course would benefit the work of your organization. Please note that succesful applicants will be asked to complete a short report about their experience at the end of the course.


Please apply as soon as possible, but no later than April 29, 2016, if you want to be considered for the Civil Society Scholarship. Acceptance notifications will be sent during the course of May 2016.

Stef van Gompel
Faculty organizer
Summer Course on International Copyright Law
Kristina Irion
Faculty organizer
Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy