platEU postgraduate course held in Dubrovnik

May 27, 2022

Postgraduate course ‘Platformisation of cultural and audio-visual sectors in the European Union: new policies for new stakeholders’ was held at the Interuniversity Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 9-14th of May 2022. The postgraduate course was organized as a part of the activities of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project entitled ‘European Union Policies and the Platformisation of Cultural and Audio-visual Sectors – platEU’ that is been executed by IRMO from 2020-2022.

Questions that the course tackled were: How can we interpret changes in EU policies relating to online platforms and cultural and audio-visual sectors? How are they balancing market competition with cultural diversity and pluralism? Can we talk about European digital cultural policies and what are they entailing? What new stakeholders are emerging and what new policies are created? What new types of creative labour practices are brought about by the online platforms? What theoretical frameworks would be best suited to interpret these changes?

This interdisciplinary international course gathered twenty participants from Croatia and abroad, while the course lecturers were: Valerija Barada, University of Zadar, Croatia; Paško Bilić, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Croatia; Lilian Hanania, Hanania Consulting and Sciences Po Paris, France (via Zoom); Ole Marius Hylland, Telemark Research Institute, Norway; Kylie Jarrett, Maynooth University, Ireland; David Nieborg, University of Toronto, Canada; Jaka Primorac, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Croatia; Aleksandra Uzelac, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Croatia and Bjarki Valtysson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Within the programme doctoral students presented drafts of their doctoral theses, and within the final day of the programme PhD workshop was held where doctoral canidates also had the opportunity for knowledge exchange with lecturers and their peers. This intensive course also included research visits to Art Workshop Lazareti and places of platform work in Dubrovnik.

The programme and the reader of the course are available at the following link.