University Lusófona Film and Media Arts Department and CICANT win H2020 project
University Lusofona Film and Media Arts Department and CICANT have just been awarded a new H2020 funding with the proposal FILMEU_RIT – Research | Innovation | Transformation (H2020-IBA-SwafS-Support-2-2020, Ref: 101035820). This project brings together University Lusofona; the Theatre and Film Arts University, from Budapest, Hungary; LUCA School of Arts from Brussels, Belgium; and IADT – Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, from Dublin, Ireland. Together, these institutions collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level research, innovation and educational 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. FILMEU_RIT will increase these institutions competitiveness and reinforce their ability to develop activities that span all the areas of the knowledge square: education, research, innovation, and service to society, while helping the creative sector to affirm its potential for innovation and resilience in a post COVID-19 context. FILMEU_RIT will develop a common R&I agenda for artistic research supported by common resources and joint structures that will increase talent attraction and the impact of the research developed amidst the alliance. Such impact seeks to promote greater engagement of society and business with art and creativity in order to increase European competitiveness and its artistic R&I profile. FILMEU_RIT’s main objective is the capacitation, in Research and Innovation terms, of the individual HEIs that integrate the Alliance via the joint design of strategies and action plans that ensure the transformation of the future European University into an Institution that puts Research and Innovation in the fields of Film and Media Arts at the centre of its activities and operates as a highly valuable critical cultural intermediary. For CICANT, FILMEU-RIT represents a great opportunity to reinforce the unit’s strong positioning in the field of the cultural and creative industries as one of the main areas of focus of the unit’s research endeavors.