FILMEU_RIT - Research | Innovation | Transformation brings together the four original European higher education institutions of the FilmEU alliance under one common objective: to promote high-level education, innovation and research activities in the multidisciplinary field of film and media arts.

The original Higher Education institutions (now they are eight):

Under the EU-funded FILMEU_RIT project, the four institutions consolidate the central role that Europe plays as a world leader in the creative fields. The overall aim of the project is to jointly design 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.

Our objectives?

FILMEU_RIT increases the Alliance’s competitiveness and reinforces 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.

Other specific objectives?

  • To promote the relevance of artistic research;
  • To activate the research carried out in the Alliance;
  • To benchmark our proposal with a variety of successful models for institutional transformation at the R&I level and define a model for the successful deployment of research and innovation activities in non-research intensive higher education institutions;
  • To enable students, staff and teachers across all partner institutions with critical thinking, technical, and methodological skills that allow them to undertake research activities and can enhance student learning by joining theory with experience and thought with action;
  • To support and promote the restructuring of funding policies and programmes at regional, national and European levels;
  • To promote the securing and embedding of practice-based third-cycle studies in Higher Arts Education;
  • To design and implement a network of centres of competences named “FILMEU HUB”;
  • To design and implement common virtual spaces and digital tools for collaboration;
  • To increase the ability of the Alliance to attract and retain talent;
  • To design and agree upon joint management and governance structures for research;
  • To implement a common framework for IP management and knowledge transfer namely in relation to the protection of creative rights and the development of projects with the industry;
  • To globally reinforce the ability of the Alliance to act locally and globally and help the overall artistic educational sector;
  • On the long run, we seek to be recognized as a key critical cultural intermediary that develops relevant artistic practice-based research activities in the areas of Film and Media Arts at an International level;
  • On the long run, we endeavour to contribute, through our activities, to the legitimization and recognition of the relevance of artistic research (AR).

FilmEU_RIT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035820.



FILMEU brings together eight European Higher Education Institutions. Together, these institutions collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level education, innovation and research 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.