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19 | PLATFORMISATION OF CULTURAL AND AUDIO-VISUAL SECTORS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

NEW POLICIES FOR NEW STAKEHOLDERS
Duration
09 May 2022 - 14 May 2022
Language
English
Status
REGULAR
Course directors:
Valerija Barada, University of Zadar, Croatia
Paško Bilić, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia
Jaka Primorac, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia
Bjarki Valtysson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aleksandra Uzelac, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia
Course description:

Postgraduate course ‘Platformisation of cultural and audio-visual sectors in the European Union: new policies for new stakeholders’ is held at the Interuniversity Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 9-14th of May 2022. The postgraduate course is 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 has been executed by IRMO from 2020-2022.

Regulation of digital technologies is high on the EU policy agenda. Platforms capture the attention of policy makers due to their dependence on user data, impacts on traditional cultural and audio-visual supply and demand, transnational reach, and excessive concentration of power. Academic approaches focusing on different facets of platforms have been many (e.g. Gillespie, 2010; Jin, 2015; Mansell, 2015; Srnicek, 2017; Rochet and Tirole, 2003) with selected authors speaking of the rise of platform society (van Dijck et al, 2018) and platformisation of cultural production (Poell et al, 2021). The main focus of this course will be on the role of EU policies on online platforms that affect supply and demand of cultural and audiovisual production. Attention will be given to unpacking social, political and economic dimensions of platformisation, moving beyond deterministic usage of term.

Questions that the course tackles are: 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?

The course lecturers at this interdisciplinary international course are: 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.

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

This postgraduate course is part of activities of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project ‘European Union Policies and the Platformisation of Cultural and Audio-visual Sectors – platEU’ (2020-2022) dedicated to promoting discussion and reflection on EU policies related to the impact of online platforms on cultural and audio-visual (AV) sectors in Europe. More information about the project can be found at the website of the project: https://plateu.irmo.hr/en/

Lecturers:

Valerija Barada, University of Zadar, Croatia
Paško Bilić, Institute for Development and International Relations, Croatia
Jaka Primorac, Institute for Development and International Relations, Croatia
Bjarki Valtysson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aleksandra Uzelac, IRMO Institute for Development and International Relations, Croatia
Course lecturers:
Valerija Barada, University of Zadar, Croatia
Paško Bilić, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia
Lilian Hanania, Hanania Consulting and Sciences Po - Paris, France
Kylie Jarrett, Maynooth University, Ireland
Ole Marius Hylland, Telemark Research Institute, Norway
David Nieborg, University of Toronto, Canada
Jaka Primorac, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia
Aleksandra Uzelac, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia
Bjarki Valtysson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Attached documents
platEU_IUC_Dubrovnik_2022_preliminary programme.xlsx