WP 6 Research and Innovation
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.
WP 7 FilmEU Joint Future Governance
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.
WP 8 Digital Learning Services
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.
WP 9 Quality Assurance
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).
WP 10 Sustainability and Dissemination
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.