"Exploring the Flexibility of the Intellectual Property System: Introducing new Approaches and Emerging Alternatives". Such is the theme of the Mid-Year Officials Meeting of the International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP) which will be taking place May 18-20, 2006 in Brasilia , Brazil , and will be hosted by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. This meeting will serve in preparing for the INCP's 9th Annual Ministerial Meeting taking place this November in Rio de Janeiro .
Within the same framework, a session of the INCP's Working Group on Cultural Diversity and Globalization will discuss its 2006 Work Plan. In order to fully reflect the structure of ministerial meetings, the Mid-Year Officials Meeting will also have a session devoted to discussing emerging cultural policy trends and issues of interest to the INCP