The MEDIA unit of the Education Audiovisual Culture Executive
Agency organised an Initial Training Conference on 21/22 March 2011 that brought together more than 160 people representing higher education institutions – including most of national film schools from across Europe – and private sector companies. The conference was an occasion to present all the EU instruments for mobility and university collaboration in- and outside Europe. Key challenges and opportunities to collaborate for film and AV schools/universities in Europe where discussed. Four panels explored topical issues such as the potential of 3D technique; the complexity of making European TV series ' co-productions; possibilities intrinsic to new media as a new way of telling stories; problems and good practices related to students' integration in the professional world.