CRSEA and RSAIP will cooperate in the field of education


The Confederation of Rightholders’ Societies of Europe and Asia (CRSEA) signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of education with the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (RSAIP) at an extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly of CRSEA. The agreement was signed by Andrey Krichevskiy, General Secretary of CRSEA, and Ivan Bliznets, Rector of RSAIP.

Under the terms and conditions of the agreement, CRSEA will provide RSAIP students with the opportunity to undertake internships in the structural subdivisions of its member copyright societies. Students, postgraduates and professors of the Academy will also be able to undertake internships abroad in organizations specializing in copyright and/or neighbouring rights. In addition, CRSEA will help the best students in employment and will establish personal scholarships for them under the interstate programme on training of innovative personnel reserve for the sphere of intellectual property.

The agreement provides for joint research activities, conduct of conferences, seminars and roundtables.

According to A. Krichevskiy, CRSEA and RSAIP will, within the framework of cooperation, train professionals, who will be able to work under the conditions of the digital economy.

“CRSEA strives to create an up-to-date educational environment in the Eurasian space, which would allow to train professionals, who feel confident in the realities of the digital economy, who are able to use all its advantages and to solve the tasks it sets for the intellectual property industry in the most efficient way”, A. Krichevskiy said.

In turn, I. Bliznets noted that he hopes to overcome, within the framework of cooperation, the “colossal crisis of personnel in the field of intellectual property”.

“CRSEA proposed to set up a system of education so that the organization would be staffed with personnel with the most up-to-date education, having both practical and theoretical knowledge. We are currently implementing two main joint projects: training of specialists under bachelor degree courses, master degree courses and post-graduate training and training of schoolchildren. Our cooperation with CRSEA will help to overcome the colossal crisis of personnel in the field of intellectual property”, the Rector of RSAIP said.