FilmEU Summit in Slovakia

FilmEU Summit

The 4th FilmEU Summit was held from June 4th to 6th at VŠMU University in Bratislava, Slovakia, marking a significant milestone as the first summit with all eight partners present: Universidade Lusófona - Centro Universitário Lisboa, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, LUCA School of Arts, Tallinn University, VŠMU University, VIA University College, LMTA, and the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts "Kr. Sarafov".  Tallinn University has been a member of FilmEU since 2021.

The first day of the summit began with an insightful Leadership Symposium focusing on the legal status of European Universities and the European Education Package. Leaders and vice-deans gathered to discuss the future landscape of European higher education. The afternoon featured productive work package meetings, culminating in the General Assembly of the FilmEU Association aligning our mission and strategies.

The second day officially kicked off with the public segment of the FilmEU Summit. The academic council and steering committee convened in the morning, followed by a keynote from Jakob Isak Nielsen of Aarhus University on "Future Models for the Film Industry in Small Countries." The discussions then delved into future R&I capacity and innovation within our European university and FilmEU partners, supported by our specialized toolkits. The day concluded with showcasing the results of the Samsara Challenge by this year’s FilmEU students.

The final day of the summit was a culmination of a week full of activities and discussions. Highlights included presentations from the Seminal Funding Project and a lecture on Cultural Intelligence. Additionally, the FilmEU Audiovisual team had a special moment at the end, screening their work to the students and sharing feedback on the collaboration activities and event coverage.