The FilmED Consortium is composed of partners with a diverse set of expertise in order to respond competently to the requirements of the study. It is going to provide a study with reliable data on the situation of educational use of audiovisual content in schools throughout Europe.
The key partners represent – Film industry, stakeholders and experts, European school networks, and Academic research in the field of Media Literacy and Intellectual property. By joining forces, the Consortium achieves to involve a holistic team of stakeholders representatives covering local, national and European realities. Likewise, the Consortium ensures the coverage of multilingual and multicultural needs and combines both a scientific and hands-on approach analyses.
The Consortium is composed by the following partners:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is one of the strongest Spanish Universities in international cooperation engagement. UAB is also an active member of the several international networks such as EUA (European University Association); ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities); EAIE (European Association for International Education); CYTED (Ibero‐ American Programme of Sciences and Technology) etc.
UAB has several joint/double degrees with European universities (among which, the ERASMUS Mundus Joint European Master in Environmental Studies JEMES, together with Universidade de Aveiro, Alborg University and TUHH), hosts International masters and summer schools, organises visits and internships under different European schemes such as ALFA, Leonardo, Jean Monnet, etc.
The UAB research is divided into research groups, departments, special research centres, institutes and linked themselves, research consortia, scientific and technical services and new technology-based companies. It consists of a core located on the campus of Bellaterra, plus a number of institutes and research centres, Research Park centres and university hospitals linked, which are the Esfera UAB. Ahead in scientific research, promotes interdisciplinary UAB research, technology transfer and transmission of knowledge generated. One of the diverse research areas includes Social Sciences.
Dr. José Manuel Pérez Tornero is the research leader on Media literacy and Education in Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación Research Group at Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences. The Communication and Education Cabinet is a consolidated group specialized in scientific investigation and dissemination, and belongs to the Journalism and Communication Sciences of the UAB. The main investigation areas of the Cabinet are: the educational television, the education in the media, the development and management of educational projects, the educational multimedia and media literacy.
The Think Tank on European Film and Film policy was founded in 2007 to promote and maximize the effectiveness of European Film Policy. It strives to generate change to ensure that filmmaking environments do not evolve into stagnant subsidy cultures.
The executive director of the ThinkTank is Henning Camre, previously CEO and founding director of DFI (Danish Film Institute). The other members of the Board of Directors: Henrik Bo Nielsen (Chair) CEO Danish Film Institute; Peter Dinges, CEO, German Federal Film Board; Philipp Kreuzer, Director, Bavaria Film & Bavaria Media Italy; Michel Reilhac, Auteur transmedia, former Director, Arte Cinema France; and Peter Aalbaek, CEO, Zentropa Entertainments. Think Tank set up forums of debate, producing outcomes that provide the impetus for change. These forums should become a valuable network for the European film industry, its national film agencies, its various film funders and experts from production, distribution and exhibition, preservation and education.
Think Tank has produced high quality researches not only in Denmark but also throughout the Region. It contributes to the Consortium with the high film market expertise of its CEO. Furthermore with its team and strong network it will play an essential role in the data collection in that particular area, as well as in the identification of best practices and difficulties, and in the research with the industry and institutional stakeholders throughout Europe.
AEDE, the European Association of Teachers (Association Européenne des Enseignants), founded in Paris in 1956, is an organization aiming to promote a better understanding and acknowledgement of European Union issues among the Member States educators. Its network operates in 21 European Countries with more than 25,000 teachers, head of schools, inspectors and public officials, from nursery to university level.
AEDE National Sections include: Germany, Belgium (Free Education), Belgium (Official Education) , Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain (Canary Islands), Spain, France, Greece, Hungary , Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldavia, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
AEDE aims therefore to: Contributing, developing and consolidating the political union of Europe through common views and practices; Coordinating the teacher trainings in order to form professionals that can cope with issues regarding the European unification; Increasing the awareness in schools of the European Union mechanism, of the concept of a unite European cultural identity, with consideration of European cultural diversities, and of the importance of an active citizenry participation; Raising an effective dialogue in order to promote the Peace and the co-operation among different cultures.
AEDE cooperates with the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the Ministries of Education of the European Member States.
AEDE reflects upon the new challenges that Europe is facing: the migration phenomenon, the mobility and the current situation of the minorities. For the last twenty years it has pursued its aim through an active dialogue with the European institutions and by informing and guiding on the construction of the European unification but it is essentially devoted to the Education System in order to promote conscientious citizenry participation.
AEDE has recently collaborated with the European Commission as an educational partner and ambassador in order to support the diffusion and circulation of the actions undertaken by different European Commission DGs.
In order to accomplish its aims, AEDE produces and provides national recommendation documents to general teachers, head teachers and public officers, and organizes workshops and national and international seminars about studies and formation.
CUMEDIAE, acronym for Culture & Media Agency Europe aisbl, is a non-profit agency dedicated to the development of services in the field of Creative and Cultural Industries. It contributes as an advisor supporting other organizations in reinforcing and facilitating the international dimension of their projects and activities. It works in partnership with other entities taking part in specific European projects related to the arts, culture and creative industries in general. Its mission is directly inspired by the UNESCO 2005 Convention on Cultural diversity objectives and guiding principles.
CUMEDIAE believes in the fundamental contribution of Creative industries to job creation and economic growth, in Europe and in countries working to reinforce their development. It therefore capitalizes on the assumption that cultural sector is constantly developing and is essentially interconnected with other domains: culture needs and grows through a new relationship with technology and the media. The intent of CUMEDIAE is then to act as a platform interacting with both emerging and traditional stakeholders in the cultural field. In addition CUMEDIAE contributes to crossing national, cultural and linguistic borders which might represent barriers for the cooperation of cultural and art organizations.
CUMEDIAE has built a network of highly skilled professionals that can provide expertise and knowledge into the implementation of specific projects. It stands out as a highly flexible organization, ready to offer multi-disciplinary and multi-language skills, coordinated by a stable team based in Brussels.
Concerning the Legal Team, it is composed by professors from London’s Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), under the leadership of Dr Guido Westkamp
Dr. Westkamp is Professor in Intellectual Property and Comparative Law and director for several courses in Intellectual Property and Creative Industries at the Queen Mary University of London LLM courses. He is also the academic director for the MSc in Intellectual Property Management and course director for the MSc Copyright and Designs course. He is Co-Director of the European Intellectual Property Institutions Network (EIPIN), a network of five institutions providing postgraduate IP education in Europe.
Dr. Westkamp studied Law at the Universities of Münster/Germany (1992-1997) and London (QM) (1994-95), and English and Russian Languages in Berlin (1991-1992) and Münster (1992-94). He was awarded the title of Dr. jur. (PhD) from the University of Muenster with summa cum laude for his comparative dissertation on database protection under copyright and authors’ rights laws. He is a fully qualified attorney and judge in Germany (non-practising). He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and workshops. Furthermore, he participated in research projects undertaken by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Munich) on, respectively, European Trade Mark Law and Conflicts of laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP).
Dr. Westkamp won a generous grant from the Westfield Trust to conduct a research project on the implications of human rights on copyright law (2008-2010), researching on the implications of freedom of communication and the intersection between substantive copyright law and technological access protection. Moreover he participated in a project (together with the Institute for Information Law, Amsterdam) reviewing the implications of Directive 2001/29/EC on Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society.