Helena Popović is a researcher and a teaching assistant at the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. Her research interests include media and culture, media audiences, media genres, entertainment, diversity and pluralism, representation in the media, media and the public sphere and gender representation in the media.
She holds PhD (2011) from Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest (2005) and B.A. from the University of Zagreb, Department of Sociology (2004).
Previously she was the research assistant at the Department for Culture and Communication of the Institute for International Relations, Zagreb (2004-2007)Tags: audience, Croatia, cultural identity, cultural research, cultural rights, culture and society, media, popular culture, South East Europe
The Kulturpunkt.hr is a non-governmental media portal and information service covering culture and contemporary art news and topics, with the main focus on the independent cultural scene in Croatia. It is strategically contributing to cultural media diversity in Croatia.
Initiated in 2005 by the Clubture Network and run by Kurziv – Platform for Matters of Culture, Media and Society NGO, Kulturpunkt.hr is aiming to increase the influence and public visibility of the independent cultural sector, constantly encouraging social and political participation, monitoring civic initiatives and advocacy processes, youth culture, urban culture, social activism, new technologies, alternative economies, free software and many other social, political and economic features which have direct impact on cultural production in Croatia.
Its editorial approach is analytical and critical. In addition to regular portal news topics, announcements, current information on funding opportunities, there are several editorial subcategories (Poptika, Kulturskop and Kultrapunkt) covering phenomenons of popular culture and providing theoretical texts and insights into the cultural politics of Southeastern Europe with a special focus on cultural policies in transition, non-governmental SEE trends, cultural decentralisation and new public culture. Kulturpunkt.hr is covering “Criticize this!,”a collaborative media initiative between Kulturtreger and Kurziv from Croatia, KPZ Beton and SEEcult.org from Serbia, and Plima from Montenegro.Tags: access to culture, Croatia, cultural advocacy, cultural diversity, cultural participation, media
Natalija Macura is a researcher in the field of cultural policy. She holds a PhD in Cultural Policy and Management Culture from the University of Arts in Belgrade (2011), and a M.A. in Theory of Arts and Media (2005). She is actively involved in cultural policy making on local, regional and international level. She was Cultural Policy Researcher in “European Music Council a Regional Group of International Music Council of UNESCO,” in Bonn, on research project “Structure of the National Music Council,” 2006/2007.
Some relevant research references:
- “National and international music councils,” Belgrade, 2011, University of Arts in Belgrade
- “Cultural policy in the field of music,” Belgrade, 2006, Zadužbina Andrejevic
- “Personnel policy as an instrument of education, cultural and media policy in the field of music”, Belgrade, 2005, University of Arts in Belgrade
The Czech Film Chamber (CFK) is an association founded in 2003 upon the initiative of the Association of Producers in Audiovision (APA), the Union of Film Distributors (UFD) and the Association of Cinema Exhibitors (APK). The Czech Film Chamber runs MEDIA Desk Czech Republic, the national representative office of the EU MEDIA programme. Since 2004, the CFK has been the umbrella organisation for both sections of the Czech Film Center – Film Promotion, promoting Czech cinematography abroad, and Film Commission, ensuring services for foreign film productions. The Czech Film Chamber is also a platform for exchange of opinions among individual players in the Czech audiovisual sector and for the coordination of common action in situations that concern the Czech audiovisual sector as a whole. The Czech Film Chamber actively co-operates with other professional organisations and associations.Tags: audiovisual, cultural cooperation, Czech Republic, EU, media, networking, production
Mirko Petrić is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Theory and Media Studies at the Department of Sociology, University of Zadar. His work includes research in the field of cultural policy as well as his involvement in preservation of cultural heritage and public space. In 2012 Petrić has been appointed for the Head of the working group „Social processes and Cultural Policies“. His work as a cultural journalist started back in the late 1970s and continues to this day. Petrić’s experience in the cultural sector also includes his work as a translator, as well as editorial collaboration at Literaturhaus in Vienna. He studied Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, with study periods at Freie Universitaet Berlin, and the University of Bologna.
His research involvment includes various research projects, including: Croatian Society: Identity, Mobility, New Technologies (researcher; project funded by Croatian Ministry of Science, 2007-2010); Creative Industries – Mapping Project (project leader; funded by the British Council, 2005-2006); New Media: Sociological, Aesthetic and Technological Aspects (researcher; project funded by Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology, 2001-2005); New Media and New Political Space in Transition Countries (project leader; project funded by the British Council; Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology, 2001-2003); The Visual Style of Croatian Postcommunism (project leader; Open Society Fund, 1997-2000).
Some selected writings:
- Tomić-Koludrović, I./Petrić, M. (2005) “Creative Industries in Transition: Towards a Creative Economy”, u The Emerging Creative Industries in Southeastern Europe , Zagreb: Institut za međunarodne odnose, str. 7-23.;
- Petrić, M./Tomić-Koludrović, I. (2005) “Creative City vs. Kulturstadt: Implications of Competing Policy Formulations”, u The Emerging Creative Industries in Southeastern Europe , Zagreb: Institut za međunarodne odnose. str. 127-156.;
- Petric, M./ Tomic -Koludrovic, I. / Mitrovic, I. (2004), “Metanarratives and Believable Behavior of Autonomous Agents”, u Regulated Agent-Based Social Systems, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York : Springer-Verlag, str. 145-155.;
- Tomić-Koludrović, I./Petrić, M. (2004): “Identities on the Net: Gender and National Stereotypes on Croatian Broad-Reach Portals”, Društvena istraživanja 13 (4-5): 803-823.;
- Tomić-Koludrović I. /Petrić, M./Mitrović, I. (2002 ) “Mixed Reality or One Reality: A Socio-Semiotic Approach to Hybrid Multiagent Environments”, JASSS The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation , 5, 1; (40-55) http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/5/1/6.html.
Tags: Croatia, cultural and creative industries, cultural education, cultural policy, cultural research, culture and society, media, Zadar
Branimir Stojković is a Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. He has carried out research projects in the field of sociology of culture, sociology of religion, communication studies and his research results have been published in domestic and foreign monographs, journals and volumes of papers. He participated, as expert for the UNESCO, Council of Europe or within independent research teams in realization of several international research projects such as: “Culture and Working Life“, “Culture, Economy and Regional Development” , “Suppressed Civil Society” , ” The Civil Society in the Countries of Transition” and “New Media in South-East Europe”. Stojković is a Member of the team of experts for the Ministry of Culture of Serbia, as well as coordinator of the team for preparation of national report “Cultural Diversity and Cultural Policy” for the Council of Europe.
In Serbia, Stojković was a member of the research team working on three-year (2002-2004) project of the Ministry of Science of Serbia entitled “Democratic Transformation of Political System and Civil Society in Serbia”. Since 1996 he has worked within the scientific project of the Institute for European Studies: “Europe and Yugoslavia: the Problems of European Integration after Maastricht” researching the position and role of media in the European cultural space. In period 1990-95 he was involved in the scientific project “Developments in Theatre Communication” conducted by the Institute of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.
Tags: cultural identity, cultural politics, media, Serbia, South East Europe
Delia Mucica is an independent consultant in media and cultural policies and lecturer at the Bucharest University of Theatre and Film. She is a visiting professor at the University of Arts in Belgrade. Mrs. Mucica has worked for several years as a scientific researcher with the National Institute for Economics and legal expert with the Standing Committee for Culture, Arts and Mass Media of the House of Deputies. In 1998-2000 and 2005-2006 she served as Secretary General of the Romanian Ministry of Culture. She was involved in various projects of the Council of Europe, participating in a number of expert’s missions, mainly in Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus region. She has authored books and papers on copyright and related rights and cultural policies. Some of her works include publications such as: book ’Cultural Legislation. Why? How? What?’, published by the Council of Europe; “From government to governance: evolving South East European cultural regulation”; “Despre televiziune, diversitate culturala si comertul cu servicii audiovizuale” ; “Presa scrisa si drepturile de autor”., “Assessment of needs and impacts – Essential Tools in Cultural Policy-Making” in Cultural Transitions in South-Eastern Europe (2004) . She has presented over 30 papers in various international conferences.
Tags: cultural policy, media, Romania, South East Europe
Monika Mokre is a research fellow at the Institute for Cultural Studies and History of Theatre, Austrian Academy of Sciences and lecturer at the Institute for Cultural Studies and Cultural Management, University of Music and Performing Arts, the Rosa-Mayreder-College, and Webster University Vienna as well as lecturer at the M.A. Programme Cultural Production of the University of Salzburg and Mozarteum. She is a chairman of eipcp ( European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies), board member of FOKUS, the Austrian Association for Cultural Economics and Policy Studies, board member of Mediacult (International Research Institute for Media, Communication and Cultural Development) and deputy chair of the Advisory Panel on Cultural Diversity of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO. Her research areas include European Democracy and Public Sphere, Cultural Politics and Financing of the Arts, Media Politics, Gender Studies.Tags: austria, cultural diversity, cultural identity, cultural policy, EU, funding, media
The Centre for Media and Communication Research has emerged as the first university center for the study of media and communication in Croatia. It was established in 2007 as a scientific research centre of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb. The Centre aims to become the central research and education institute in Croatia, capable of collecting, analyzing and evaluating information and processes with regard to the media and communication in their social, political, economic, cultural, scientific and technical aspects. It is a non-governmental and non-profit organization seeking to undertake scientific analysis from different paradigmatic and methodological approaches. Its range of research activities includes media policy, digital media policy, media pluralism, media diversity. Some of the relevant realized research projects were: Media culture in contemporary Croatia: media diversity and pluralism in policy and mediascape and UNESCO Media Development Indicators in Croatian Media Landscape and Policy.Tags: Croatia, cultural policy, digital culture/new technologies, media, South East Europe
Agencia INOVA is a non-profit institution, based in Portugal, supporting arts, culture and creative industries. Its focus is placed on creative economy, NGO sector, cultual management and cultural policies, as well as, the territorial development. It aims include promotion and dissemination of different forms of cultural expression nationally and internationally; organisation of different training activities aimed at cultural and arts sector; as well as preparation, organisation and implementation of cultural and artistic projects. INOVA is composed of the following strategic units: consulting unit; training unit; information unit; special projects unit. INOVA is the institution responsible for the implementation of entrepreneurship policies in the artistic and cultural sector in Portugal.Tags: arts management, audience, creativity, cultural and creative industries, cultural consultancy, cultural cooperation, cultural heritage, cultural management, cultural policies, cultural tourism, culture and development, economy of culture, EU, media, Mediterranean, Portugal