Due to the different copyright regulations existing in Europe with respect to U.S. and Canada it is possible that some scores (typically tagged with the [EU] status at IMSLP) are public domain in the EU but not in the U.S. or Canada. This kind of scores cannot be made available at IMSLP.
IMSLP-EU is an autonomous initiative that has been undertaken in Europe to allow European users to access scores that are public domain in Europe but not in the U.S. or Canada. This is possible because IMSLP-EU servers are physically located in Europe (currently, in The Netherlands), so scores that are in the public domain in such territory can be freely used by anybody. This would be very beneficial for all users located in Europe and in other countries where similar copyright regulations apply.
IMSLP-EU is not affiliated with IMSLP, being a completely independent and autonomous initiative. Complete separation between IMSLP and IMSLP-EU is intended to avoid confusion between the respective roles, areas of competence, and applicable regulations: IMSLP follows U.S. and Canada regulations only, while IMSLP-EU follows EU regulations only (with reference to their specific application in The Netherlands).
The IMSLP-EU score catalogue is integrated within the Petrucci Music Library: there is no difference when searching IMSLP-EU scores with respect to IMSLP scores, as both sets are indexed in the catalogue of the library. However, when a score at IMSLP-EU is going to be downloaded by a user, a special page is presented so as to inform and warn the user that he/she is leaving the IMSLP context and entering the IMSLP-EU context, where different regulations apply. The same special page provides a PayPal link for donations to IMSLP-EU: being completely autonomous with respect to IMSLP, IMSLP-EU needs independent funds to cover its operational expenses.
As of today, about 1500 scores are available at IMSLP-EU. Further scores will be available in the future, depending on submissions from users. Submitting a score for IMSLP-EU can be done the same way a submission is done for IMSLP: the copyright review process will take care of checking the public domain status of the submitted score, that will be managed either by IMSLP or by IMSLP-EU accordingly.
We hope that this initiative will be appreciated by users located in Europe and in other countries applying similar copyright regulations.