Capacity-building project StudVAP helps audiovisual and media students from Western Balkan countries to bridge the gap between their studies and the world of work. With more than 400 students and professionals across 6 countries involved there’s a lot of creativity flowing.
StudVAP brings students from the Western Balkans together to work on audio and video projects and gain professional experience through collaboration with production houses. The project has education institutions and media companies from Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania working alongside colleagues from Bulgaria, Slovakia and Slovenia. Some 400 students have been involved since 2014.
The result? Over 60 audiovisual works so far. Projects are broadcast over public radio television stations and through an internet portal. Many appear at festivals. The ultimate idea is to create a virtual university for audio video art and media. You can learn more about what the students experienced.
Every year, Erasmus+ selects some 140 capacity-building projects for higher education. These bring together universities from the Programme Countries with those from other parts of the world to develop new teaching, management and human resources – often with an impact on higher education policy. Capacity-building projects build on the successful formula of the Tempus programme which ran until 2013, and which funded StudVAP.