Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21) is a three year programme that aims to mobilise the potential of Europe’s knowledge institutions, particularly libraries, to engage with others across the spectrum of the access to knowledge movement to build momentum towards long term copyright reform that benefits library users and researchers in the 21st century.

Arcadia. Arcadia is a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Arcadia supports work to preserve cultural heritage and endangered ecosystems, and promote access to knowledge. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $910 million USD to projects around the world.

IFLA. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. IFLA is the main platform for formulating goals, exerting influence as a group, protecting interests, and finding solutions to global problems. IFLA offers you an international network to exchange ideas and to promote international cooperation, research and development in all fields. IFLA depends on the cooperation and active involvement of its members to reach its goals.

LIBER. The Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) is the main network for research libraries in Europe. Founded in 1971, the association (a Foundation or Stichting under Dutch law from 2009) has grown steadily to include more than 440 national, university and other libraries from 38 countries. Together we work to represent the interests of European research libraries, their universities and their researchers in several key areas. We lobby policymakers on issues such as Copyright and Open Access. We collaborate with our member libraries on European-funded projects and through events such as our Annual Conference, we create opportunities for library professionals to meet and learn from each other.

SPARC Europe. SPARC Europe is one of Europe’s key and long-standing voices advocating for unfettered access to research and education — for the academic and education community; for the whole of society. More openness in research and education, we believe, will lead to an accelerated rate of discovery in academia and in the private sector, and of learning at every strata of education. SPARC Europe is a Dutch foundation is committed to delivering on the promise of open access, open science, open scholarship and open education.

Stichting IFLA Foundation. Stichting IFLA Foundation was founded in 2007 to promote the international support, cooperation, exchange of information, education, research, and development within the scope of the library and information services sector in general. In addition, the Foundation seeks to protect, preserve, and document written and printed cultural heritage, and all that is in connection with these purposes.

Policy Committee

Below you will find the members of our Policy Committee:

  • Mariana Harjevschi (Moldova)
  • Pekka Heikkonen (Finland)
  • Ignasi Labastida i Juan (Spain)
  • Ariadna Matas (Spain)
  • Harald Müller (Germany)
  • Felix Reda (Germany)
  • Susan Reilly (Ireland)
  • Barbara Szczepanska (Poland)
  • Barbara Stratton (United Kingdom)
  • Benjamin White (United Kingdom)

Programme Secretariat

Programme Manager. Ms Tanja Kalovska Roussou is an experienced programme manager with more than 16 years of experience in programme and project management in the field of human rights, social development, and education. 

She has worked for the Government of North Macedonia, and for a number of International Organisations such as the Council of Europe, the International Labour Organization etc. She managed national projects and regional programmes involving multiple countries. 

Ms Roussou holds an MA in South East European Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a BA in Political Studies from St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. 

Besides programme management, Ms Roussou also worked on the creation, development, and sustainability of national and regional networks and also acts as network coordinator of the programme.

Management Committee

More details on the Management Committee to come soon.