CIMS is part of the H2020 EUMEPLAT network

(19-01-2021) CIMS is now part of the H2020 project ‘Eumeplat’.

CIMS members Daniel Biltereyst, Sander De Ridder and Sofie Van Bauwel are part of the H2020 project ‘Eumeplat’, or ‘European media platforms: Assessing positive and negative externalities for European culture’. Eumeplat is a H2020 Transformations project with media and communication studies scholars from twelve universities coming from ten countries (including Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden). The coordinator is Prof. Andrea Miconi from the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM (Milan, Italy). The project runs for 36 months between 2021 and 2024.

The EUMEPLAT project aims at analyzing the role of media platforms in fostering or dismantling European identity. The assumption Eumeplat will draw on is that the European dimension has rarely been dominant in media history. In most cases – i.e., movie – market shares are mainly divided among national productions and importations from the most influential country, often the USA. In broadcasting both regional and national patterns emerge, with properly European exchanges being the exception more than the rule. Web platforms are usually owned by US companies, with a new threat appearing in our media landscape. Eumeplat will focus on the “platformization” process, as the rise of new closed Web architectures, so as to inquire its positive and negative externalities, functional and dis-functional consequences. For more information, click here.

CIMS is involved as a partner in all work packages, and it has the lead in Task 1.3 (on patterns in movie production, distribution and consumption) and Task 4.3 (on representation of gender in ten countries).