Art, Digitality and Corona
Digital storytelling for people with little digital literacy – new e-learning approaches

Project reference: E+ – 2020-1-DE02-KA227-ADU-008015

Start /End (day/month/year): 1.3.2021 to 28.2.2023
Funding (total): 205 195,00
Leading Partner: Akademie Klausenhof
Consortium: Cofac, Portugal, MAKS Media Actie Kuregem Stad, Belgium, Active Citizens Partnership, Greece, InEuropa, Italy, Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania, Socialna Akademija, Slovenia.

The ArtDiCo project takes up the experiences of the pandemic period by creating videos in the sense of digital storytelling that depict what was experienced. Works of art are to be selected that best reflect this time: e.g. a lonely landscape, the desire for conviviality or the fear of infection.
This setting is intended to reach people with low digital skills in particular.
The project also aims to capture the current state of digital learning and apply it to the needs of digital storytelling. Cultural education and its practical application in adult education play a major role.

Video about the project here.

Funding Institution:


FILMEU_RIT – Research | Innovation | Transformation
European University for Film and Media Arts

Project reference: 101035820

Start /End (day/month/year): 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2024
Funding (total): 1.999.628,75€
Leading Partner: Lusófona University
Consortium: UL – Lusófona University from Lisbon, Portugal; SZFE – University of Theatre and Film Arts, from Budapest, Hungary; LUCA School of Arts from Brussels, Belgium; and IADT – Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, from Dublin, Ireland.

FILMEU_RIT brings together four European Higher Education Institutions: UL – Lusófona University from Lisbon, Portugal; SZFE – University of Theatre and Film Arts, 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 the Alliance’s competitiveness and reinforce its 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.


The project DIGIMI (DIGItal storytelling for Migrant Integration) has as key objective the involvement of the local community to facilitate social integration for migrants through volunteering activities to provide support to third-country nationals in areas such as knowledge of the new local environment, “ways, customs and habits” of the new society as well as understanding of the latter through digitally narrated stories. Storytelling regarding present and past recollections, interests and hopes is associated with coping mechanisms, and recently arrived third-country nationals can exchange, compare and combine their stories with those of long established migrants and local populations in the affected partner communities.

Equipa de projeto:

José Paulo Oliveira – Project Coordinator

Idalina Oliveira – Technical Staff & Administrative Assistant

Carolina Godinho e Bruno Esteves – Suporte gráfico.


Funding: ISF-P Internal Security Fund – Police (ISFP-2020-AG-PROTECT)
Project Reference: 101034232
Period: 01/05/2021 – 30/04/2023
Duration: 24 months

CSI/Centre for Social Innovation – Cyprus (Leader)

COFAC/Lusofona University – Portugal

AK/Akademie Klausenhof – Germany

CEMES/Centre of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies – Greece

RESET/Research and Education of Social Empowerment and Transformation – Cyprus



Project Coordinator – José Paulo Oliveira

Technical Staff – Idalina Oliveira

4 Researchers

4 Junior Researchers


Project Summary: The general objective of PROSECUW is to enhance protection at places of worship in European countries by setting up cooperation between public authorities (especially law enforcement agents), religious leaders and congregants. The cooperation will be established in various forms and through communication and information for a better understanding of hate speech/crime and terrorist threats that places of worship face in terms of security. Furthermore, security awareness raising activities will be designed EU-wide in order to inform the local community on religion-based crimes so citizens can be encouraged to report such experiences they might have.

Various tools such as campaigns, social media activities and trainings and the creation of manuals consist parts of the sharing knowledge, relevant tools and good practices among the EU stakeholders. In the proposed project technology (production of a documentary and online training) will play an important role both in training sessions and the cooperation of public authorities and faith-based leaders in general. PROSECUW is expected to have both a short and a long-term effect and consequently lead to the development of protective measures aiming to enhance security in places of worship and also strengthened future responses in such cases. Capacity building among professionals who work in the security field and religious leaders will make sure that the relevant material and guidelines that will be produced shall be spread across countries and utilized by hundreds of beneficiaries. The latter, after gaining new skills and competences, are expected transform their local societies into more secure and safe places. The project will eventually increase security and protection in houses of worships of individuals, families, people in need of every single religion can pray, express their faith unafraid, EU-wide and also around the world. Even if the proposed project won’t manage to fully eliminate hate crimes and terrorist attacks in places of worship it will definitely stop the augmentation of such cases in the EU through increased reporting, cooperation among various stakeholders, awareness raising in the affected communities and of course training that would include both training modules and digital storytelling in order to replace fear and insecurity with the sense of security and protection.

Support and Partners

Universidade Lusófona
Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Institutional Membership


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