FCT Research Project
T1 – GOOD INTERNATIONAL PRACTICES OF TRANSNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION NETWORKS
This task intends to reach A1 and anticipates:
1.1) Gathering and analyses of information and documentation concerning a previous research conducted in the national and international contexts, scientific articles, relevant bibliography, online resources and media articles.
1.2.) Conduction of semi structured interviews, attending or online, to national and international privileged informants in order to identify the networks which experts and cultural and creative sector professionals consider the best practice of transnational cultural cooperation networks.
1.3.) Boost focus groups to identify models of cultural cooperation networks adjusted to the Portuguese reality.
T2 – PORTUGUESE CULTURAL NETWORKS
This task is meant to achieve A2 and anticipates:
2.1.) Gathering and examination of information and documentation concerning a previous research conducted in the national and international contexts, scientific articles, relevant bibliography, online resources and media news.
2.2.) Online survey to Portuguese cultural and creative sector professionals and organisations.
T3 – PORTUGUESE CULTURAL COOPERATION NETWORKS DENSITY AND EXPRESSIVITY
Since A3 and A4 show complementary points of view concerning the same organisations – the ones which integrate the subgroup of cultural cooperation networks created in the task 2, or a sample of this subgroup if the universe is extended – it was decided that it would be more effective if they were integrated in the same task which foresees:
3.1.) Gathering and analysis of information and documentation which allows a deep characterization of each organization as well as of its members.
3.2.) Direct observation of a group of activities held by the organisations in order to check their symbolic and communicative dimensions.
3.3.) Online survey to Portuguese cultural and creative sector professionals and organisations in order to gather information about the communication system and each network characteristics which, with the help of specific software, will allow a holistic analysis of the network of Portuguese Cultural Cooperation Networks.
3.4.) A top interview in each organization to gather extra information, mainly in what concerns the strategy and internal and external communication system.
3.5.) Boost a focus group which will meet twice with the heads of the organisations to discuss internally the results of the task an possible improvements.
T4 – CULTURAL COOPERATION NETWORKS DYNAMICS AND TRANSNATIONALITY
This task anticipates:
4.1.) The creation of a panel, according to the Delphi technic, and constituted of twenty international individualities with relevant experience in transnational cooperation networks, with the purpose of gathering contributions about accurate future strategies to reach A5 concerning the diagnosis.
4.2.) Creation of two focus groups with Portuguese cultural and creative sector professionals and organisations which will regularly meet along a year to discuss and evaluate a group of proposals concerning A5.