FILMEU brings together four European Higher Education Institutions. Together, these institutions collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level education, innovation and research activities in the multidisciplinary field of Film and Media Arts and, through this collaboration, consolidate the central role of Europe as a world leader in the creative fields.
This WP deals with the overall project management for the funding period, including different activities that establish teamwork, decision making, communications and collaboration, reporting, financial management and quality control.
FilmEU strategically positioned WP2 at the beginning of the project as a key WP whose main objective it to equally capacitate all partners in different domains central for the implementation of the future university.
The central tenet of the proposed pedagogical model is that artistic teaching and research has to be a practice-based endeavour that engages with societal problems with the intensive use of technological mediation. Considering this, our models build on the principles of design thinking, social constructivism and the Trinity Bridge 21 model, to propose a challenge-based model – the Samsara model – that combines a cross-disciplinary purview with team-based education rooted in project development.
This work package concerns the development of the educational component of FilmEU. This includes the core component of the harmonisation of the curricula of the degrees currently offered by the Alliance in order to allow for the implementation of the proposed Samsara model (WP2) and its embedded mobility (WP4) that is crucial for the implementation of the projected pedagogical strategies. This process will support FilmEU’s vision of developing and exploring pedagogical models for the creation of challenge-driven programmes that enhance mobility and allow for the transference of the artistic, critical and technical skills required for the implementation of inclusive, student-centred international programmes that: build strong connections with the industry; educate in a global setting; integrate critical, theoretical and historical components in the educational process; and adhere to the state of the art in technological terms, as FilmEU postulates.
Complementarily, the WP involves the preparation of a number of proposals for new Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters degrees and an international BA that will deepen the educational offer of the Alliance, increase its internationalisation and reinforce its sustainability.
The FilmEU Alliance aims to identify and describe the existing types of mobility at each partner, their associated management models, HR capacities and IT systems used, and define the future mobility matrix based on the new types of Mobility to be implemented via the Samsara model. The effort to implement the mobility matrix and the new mobility model proposed for the Alliance needs to be built from a common ground.
Mobility becomes a norm and something intrinsic to the provision of education and research. Under the term “mobility” we understand all types of virtual, blended and physical mobility, whether it is short or long term, a mobility of a student, academic, non-academic, researcher or other staff member. Mobility is not an exchange anymore but rather a flow of activities and opportunities that participants will naturally experience. We will, in particular, stimulate forms of mobility attached to project development (Samsara model) and the intense use of technologies available in different campuses of the University (FilmEU HUB).
FilmEU will design and implement a digital and physical infrastructure to manage, support and facilitate learning and research across all the campuses of the University. This will be our shared campus – a cultural and creative hub for all those who have an interest in traditional film practices and increasingly in new and emerging disciplines at the intersection of film and technology.
This infrastructure is a key differentiating aspect of the European University since it materialises its positioning in the multidisciplinary field of artistic creation and experimentation, while reinforcing its international and cooperative dimensions. This hub is also a key driving element of the proposed Samsara model, since project development and associated mobility are dependent on the facilities and resources offered by this network of labs. We have named this network FilmEU HUB.
FilmEU HUB is composed of three interlinked layers of shared physical and virtual infrastructures:
Artistic research in Film and Media Arts is still developing and requires a boost to tackle the fragmentation of creative and cultural industries and their innovation capacity. We’ll create a new ecosystem for the current micro or small size companies to implement change, support the change in business models, increase market orientation, and expand the entrepreneurial mind-set. The outcomes are often intangible, and more knowledge is needed, particularly in IP management in the audiovisual industries.
Artistic Research is transdisciplinary and collaborates with media, social and cognitive sciences as well as with music and performing arts. Within this WP, research groups will be formed by the TF, led by supervisors from each HEI, to tackle the different topics in question.
A model for a joint PhD will be established focusing on how to combine creative, research and innovation skills in a ground-breaking manner. Fruitful dialogue between theory and film art is a starting point for the curriculum development. Working methods are planned to be agile, sustainable and iterative.
Collaboration with WP5 is a necessity, since research requires a state-of-the-art infrastructure. The future research areas will work closely with FilmEU HUB Labs. The joint doctoral school provides opportunities to develop European-wide research activities within the field of Film and Media Arts. The focus is on how to combine creative and research skills in an innovative manner, with mobility that enhances future co-production possibilities.
This work package outlines the framework and processes that mark the journey to create an innovative governance and management model.
The management model to be designed must ensure the operationalisation of the Alliance’s mission — creating a European University that is a model for European collaboration and integration in the fields of the Arts and the creative industries, greatly contributing to Europe’s leading role as a provider of education and research in the creative and artistic areas.
The envisioned governance and management model must be: relevant – empowering involved HEIs with adequate resources; participatory – allowing for equal participation from all stakeholders; transparent – in order to allow for clarity and accountability of decision-making; financially sustainable – with consideration to the different funding models participating HEIs have; engaging – by assuring active involvement from all parties; inclusive – ensuring that all groups participate; flexible – in order to instil adaptability in face of a changing environment; and responsible – by clearly assigning duties and addressing merits or flaws. This model must be implemented in a multicultural and international context.
FilmEU Alliance will define, design and implement the Digital Learning Ecosystem that will be used by FilmEU students, teachers, staff, and partners across the knowledge triangle to implement all of the activities of the Alliance and support the future activity of the European University.
The main objective of this WP is to design and test an Accreditation system for FilmEU, creating a program that goes beyond the national approach while corresponding to the specificities of arts education and research. The development of a European accreditation process is something the Alliance is deeply committed to, namely because all of the Erasmus Mundus programmes the Alliance is promoting are also moving towards a common European Quality Assurance Framework and one of the programmes already concluded its international accreditation last year (Doc Nomads, 2019).
Sustainability if the key aspect of the strategy of the Alliance and it’s with that in mind that we have designed this WP both as a sustainability and dissemination WP. The need to define the actions beyond the funding period implies we include in this WP a final toolkit that summarizes all the findings and results of the previous WPs in the form of a deliverable ready to be transferred and used for the implementation of the European University in the period after the funding. In our view, this also implies the defined model is fully accepted at all levels, both internally and externally. This is why we have designed a multi-layered dissemination strategy that will reach internal and external stakeholders in order to communicate the achievements of the Alliance but also engagement with its vision and proposals. Complementarily, we will from the beginning work towards a unified identity of the Alliance and this is why a common branding strategy is included in this WP.
FILMEU’s main objective is to implement a European University of excellence focused in the fields of Film and Media Arts. Our long-term vision implies that by 2025 FILMEU must be constituted as an exemplary collaborative structure able to deepen the cooperation between all members of the Alliance and foster their ability to act locally, regionally and globally in the cultural and creative industries and across other societal areas they impact.
The Alliance will develop a joint governance structure that will implement cooperatively designed policies and action plans in order to increase the profile of Film and Media Arts education, innovation and research in Europe and in the world. The Alliance will foster the implementation of a participatory structure and inner programmes across all levels of the partner institutions and will share its experience and disseminate the outputs of its activities on a global scale.
Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto is committed to identify and solve grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.
Aalto is a core associated member of the Alliance and a potential future full partner of FILMEU: Aalto University did not join the Alliance as full member at this stage because the University is already part of an approved European University in another field and the existing consortia was not convinced of the opportunity of the University embarking completely in another project at this time. Independently of that, Aalto is already fully involved in the delivery of one of the EMJMD of the Alliance and will collaborate in implementing one of the new programmes foreseen in Work Packages 3. Aalto will also actively collaborate in all investigation tasks in Work Packages 2, 3, 4 and 6 besides taking a relevant role in the setup of the joint PhD program and doctoral school in Work Packages 6 and in the definition of the future tenure model in Work Packages 2. Aalto will also collaborate in all quality assurance processes.
An affiliate of ENQA and a full-fledged member of INQAAHE, ACEEU is an international quality assurance body dedicated to advancing higher education by supporting universities in their transformation process towards becoming more entrepreneurial and engaged. With the ultimate goal of fostering the creation of greater social, economic and cultural impacts by universities, ACEEU accredits universities around the world in its two main accreditation programmes: Entrepreneurial University Accreditation and Engaged University Accreditation. Having successfully accredited institutions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, with 20+ more institutions in the process, the Council is currently designing a departmental level accreditation, as well as a program level accreditation on 21st Century Skills.
ACEEU will be involved in two distinctive WP, 6 and 9. During Work Packages 6 ACEEU will support the Alliance in implementing its Accelerator programme around entrepreneurship skills and in Work Packages 9, ACEEU will support the development of the Alliance quality assurance framework in order to turn the Alliance apt to fulfil the third mission of universities (entrepreneurship, engagement).
The International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT) was founded in Cannes, France, in 1954 and today includes over 180 audio-visual educational institutions from 65 countries on 6 continents with 9,000+ teachers and staff that annually train 55,000+ students and communicate with an alumni network over 1,330,000+ strong.
CILECT is committed to developing and promoting the highest standards of education, research and training for film, television and related media through establishing and organizing global and regional forums for the exchange of artistic, pedagogical, methodological and managerial best practices for all its members.
CILECT will actively collaborate in defining the future curricular model and pedagogical approaches and also participate in all dissemination activities.
ELIA is a globally connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With over 250 members in 47 countries, it represents some 300.000 students in all art disciplines.
Its cross-disciplinary quality makes ELIA unique as a network. ELIA advocates for higher arts education by empowering and creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of good practices. ELIA collaborates with partner networks around the world.
ELIA members are higher arts education institutions from all artistic disciplines. ELIA’s offer is inclusive and diverse – it serves the needs of art schools throughout all levels, from academic staff and international officers to students and upper management.
In addition, ELIA has over 25 years’ experience in representing higher arts education in Europe. The ELIA team, elected Board, working groups, specialist steering groups and members provide the organisation with a wealth of expertise that bolsters its advocacy and forms an extensive resource for research, the development of new projects and networks, policy review and future scenario planning.
Being the institution that aggregates a large percentage of European high education of institutions in the field of the arts ELIA will crucial for the dissemination of results and transference of knowledge. ELIA will also cooperate in the institutional capacity building WP in particularly in what concerns the development of a specific tenure model. ELIA will also participle in the future consultancy board of the university.
The Erich Pommer Institute (EPI) is one of the leading providers of advanced training in the German and European media landscape and a recognised industry-specific think tank.
With its expertise in media law and management and with a variety of formats and publications, the EPI supports the on-going process of digital transformation in the media industry. The Erich Pommer Institute was founded in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 1998 as an independent non-profit limited company and is an institute affiliated with the Film University Babelsberg “Konrad Wolf” and the University of Potsdam.
Erich Pommer Institute is one of the leading providers of advanced training for the audiovisual sector in Europe. The institute will support FILMEU in developing lifelong learning programmes. The institute will also collaborate in dissemination activities, namely in the organization of the foreseen summer school.
Through its activities, EQ-Arts supports higher arts education institutions in the self-evaluation and enhancement of their internal quality systems to promote a strong quality culture across the higher arts education sector.
As the only Quality Assurance Agency in Europe dedicated to the field of the arts, EQ-Arts will support FILMEU in developing its joint quality assurance procedures, assure the accreditation of one the joint degrees promoted by the alliance, carry on a friendly review of the curriculum of the joint BA to be designed under FILMEU besides collaborating in the dissemination in the alliance’s outcomes. EQ-Arts will also participle in the future consultancy board of the university.
Estonian Film Foundation was established by the Estonian Ministry of Culture in 1997 with the task to share and distribute the national film budget. As the film industry morphs and develops rapidly due to the technological advancement and the ever-changing financing systems, in 2013 Estonian Film Institute (EFI) came to be as its successor, embracing a much wider spectrum of activities in the film industry. EFI’s professional sphere now reaches the whole field of film.
Legally, the Estonian Film Institute is a national foundation financed mainly by the Ministry of Culture. The institute is broadly divided into three departments: development and marketing, production and heritage. The heritage department is also in charge of film literacy.
The institute is responsible for an incentive support scheme Film Estonia, through which film and TV production companies can receive a cash rebate of up to 30% on eligible local production spend. A sub-company called Tallinnfilm belongs in the EFI family, managing an arthouse cinema. Another cut member is the Creative Europe MEDIA Desk, mediating the financing and educational opportunities of the European Union. The Estonian Film Institute is also the organiser of the annual Estonian Film and TV awards – the EFTA Gala night.
EFI will collaborate in the activities for foreseen Work Package 2 in relation to diversity and inclusiveness besides collaborating in the needs analysis in Work Package 3. The design of an incubation model in Work Package 6 that can help future professionals in finding their place in the professional market will also require the collaboration of partners such as EFI that can provide the Alliance with constant information on ongoing developments in the funding and regulatory landscape of the creative and film industries in Europe. EFI will also participate in dissemination activities and the future consultancy board of the university.
Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR)- Estonian Public Broadcasting – is a publicly funded radio and television organisation created in Estonia on 1 June 2007 to take over the functions of the formerly separate Eesti Raadio (ER) (Estonian Radio) and Eesti Televisioon (ETV) (Estonian Television), under the terms of the Estonian National Broadcasting Act. Regular radio broadcasting in Estonia began on 18 December 1926. TV was first broadcast in Estonia on 19 July 1955. ERR receives a state grant to fund the operation of its five national radio channels and two TV channels. ERR participates in a number of projects within the European Broadcasting Union, of which it is a full member, notably in musical exchanges and concert series. In addition, ERR’s Radio Drama Department has won international recognition at events organised by the EBU.
ERR will collaborate in Work Package 3 by providing consultancy on the curriculum of the new joint international BA. Namely via the provision of intel on the future needs of the European broadcast market. ERR will also collaborate in dissemination activities and the future consultancy board of the university.
Film University Babelsberg “Konrad Wolf” is the largest film university in Germany and in Europe with more than 1000 students scattered across the different BA, MA and PhD degrees that institution offers. The university is located in the media city in Berlin, a production hub with more than 100 companies specialised in film and audiovisual production. Babelsberg is a globally unique network of expert linking research, education and training institutions.
Film University Babelsberg “Konrad Wolf” will collaborate with the Alliance at different levels and the possibility of the university fully integrating FILMEU after 2023 is on the table. Babelsberg will enrich the consortium with strong expertise in PhD education and practice-based research besides being actively engaged in designing the two new EMJMD in film heritage and videogames/VR the alliance will promote during the funding period. Babelsberg will also collaborate in dissemination activities and actively participate in the design of the future university governance and management model in view of potentially joining the alliance.
The Finnish Film Foundation is the funding body for the Finnish film television and audiovisual covering all areas from feature films to animated films and series.
The Finnish Film Foundation will support FILMEU in all dissemination activities and supply info that will allow the Alliance to better assess future industry needs. The Foundation will also participate in the consultancy board.
Griffith University is a public research university in South East Queensland on the east coast of Australia. Formally founded in 1971, Griffith opened its doors in 1975, introducing Australia’s first degrees in environmental science and Asian studies.
The university is named after Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, who was twice Premier of Queensland and the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. Sir Samuel Griffith played a major role in the Federation of Australia and was the principal author of the Australian constitution.
Opening initially with the one campus at Nathan and 451 students, the University now has five physical campuses spanning three cities, the largest of which are the Gold Coast campus at Southport and the Nathan campus in Brisbane. The Mount Gravatt and South Bank campuses are also located in Brisbane, while the Logan campus is at Meadowbrook. In 2018, the University launched its Digital campus, now its sixth campus, which offers a range of online degrees.
Griffith has over 50,000 students and offers a full suite of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in the areas of business and government, criminology and law, education, engineering and information technology, environment, planning and architecture, health, humanities and languages, music, science and aviation, and visual and creative arts.
Griffith University extensive experience in the provision of online education will be used to help FILMEU implementing parts of the foreseen virtual mobility. GU will also collaborate in the harmonization of the process of the academic curriculum besides collaboration in dissemination activities. GU will also assure a special mobility activity in Australia targeting alliance’ students.
The Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual, I. P.-ICA, I. P., is a public institute integrated into the indirect administration of the State, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and its own heritage, under the Secretary of State for Culture, whose mission is to support the development cinematographic and audiovisual activities.
The Portuguese Institute of Cinema (Instituto Português de Cinema-IPC) was created in 1971 by Law 7/71, of 7th of December, aiming, as specified in Base II of this Law, to encourage and discipline the cinematographic activities in its industrial and commercial modalities of production, distribution and film screenings… to represent Portuguese cinema in international organizations to promote the international relations of Portuguese cinema in the cultural, economic and financial domain and to promote cinematographic culture.
ICA will collaborate in the activities for foreseen Work Package 2 in relation to diversity and inclusiveness besides collaborating in the needs analysis in Work Package 3. The design of an incubation model in Work Package 6 that can help future professionals in finding their place in the professional market will also require the collaboration of partners such as ICA that can provide the Alliance with constant information on ongoing developments in the funding and regulatory landscape of the creative and film industries in Europe. ICA will also participate in dissemination activities and the future consultancy board of the university.
IMAGO is the International Federation of Cinematographers, a collaborative, global umbrella for the world´s Cinematographers Societies.
IMAGO now has 49 International Societies, with almost 4000 professional cinematographers as members, from all corners of the world.
Imago will support the harmonization of the curriculum in Work Package 4 and the setup of the volumetric cinema lab in Work Package 5 besides collaborating in dissemination activities.
The International Sámi Film Institute is dedicated to providing Sámi people with the skills and economic opportunities in developing, producing, and distributing Sámi films in the Sámi language. In addition, the ISFI is an institute for promoting cooperation and encouraging productions with other indigenous filmmakers and organisations internationally.
International Sámi Film Institute will collaborate via the provision of consultancy in the context Work Package 3 and via the support of dissemination activities. In particularly, ISFI will collaborate in designing the open FILMEU archive.
Madrid network is an association of technological parks and clusters in the region of Madrid that supports the knowledge triangle namely of the audiovisual media.
FILMEU will collaborate ICT-Audiovisual Cluster of the Madrid network in devising a virtual incubating system to be designed in Work Package 6 as a way to articulate research and entrepreneurship across the knowledge triangle.
MOG Technologies has a multidisciplinary high skilled and innovative engineering team, with expertise in professional media & computer science, big data & data science, as well as new media & cloud systems, and is a leading provider of technological solutions for the audiovisual sector.
As a leading providing of video cloud services and solutions for private cloud media farms, MOG Technologies will support the implementation of the FILMEU HUB via the provision of the foreseen collaborative and decentralized media ingest framework.
Established in 2000, the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) is the representative body for directors involved in the Irish and international audiovisual industry. These include directors of feature films, fiction, animation documentary, television drama, short films, video art and commercials.
The SDGI will collaborate with the consortium bot in designing new curricula and educational offer in Work Package 3 and in harmonizing existing curricula in Work Package 4 providing expertise and guidance across the knowledge triangle. The guild will also collaborate on the dissemination activities.
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is the development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry.
Screen Ireland will support FILMEU in all dissemination activities and supply info that will allow the Alliance to better assess future industry needs. Screen Ireland will also participate in the consultancy board.
SOP is an IT systems company specialised in consultancy and support for medium-sized enterprises and institutions in the educational field, as well as to contracting parties of the social insurance agency. The company has been working on the development of bespoke and off-the-shelf software since 1996.
As a leading provider of software solutions for the educational sector, SOP will support the implementation of EWP-Erasmus without paper solutions and mobility services included in FILMEU besides assuring the implementation of tools for automatic recognition of credits and competences.
Tallinn University is the largest university of humanities in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. The University has almost 7,000 students (with 9.5% of them international), and about 800 employees, including nearly 400 researchers and lecturers. Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) is one of the teaching and research units of the University and a competence centre for communication and audiovisual knowledge and expertise.
TU/ BFM is already one of the institutions deeply involved with the alliance. TU/BFM is a full partner in two of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees run by the alliance: Viewfinder and Kino Eyes. In FILMEU TU/BFM will not only collaborate in the harmonization of the curriculums for these EMJMD in Work Package 3 but also contribute to the extension of the exiting collaboration via the involvement of staff in the research activities of the alliance, and the adoption of the challenge based pedagogical model proposed by the alliance in the mentioned EMJMD. In the long run, TU/BFM will consider becoming a full member of the alliance. TU/BFM will also collaborate in the dissemination activities.
The Bavarian Government has decided to establish 3 new XR HUBs in Bavaria in 2019. With those extended reality centres, the Bavarian state wants to foster and support the development in AR and VR. The aim of those HUBs and the statutory support is to strengthen the awareness for Virtual and Augmented Reality “made in Bavaria” and thus to establish it as a national and international well-known brand.
XR Hub Bavaria will support FILMEU in designing and implementing the XR Lab in the context of Work Package 5. XR Hub will also support the design of XR related research projects during Work Package 6.
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