The 18 partner institutions of DETECt compose the Consortium responsible for the implementation of the project as defined in the contract with the European Commissions. The Consortium is led by the coordinating beneficiary, the University of Bologna.
In order to guarantee the successful and timely execution of all the planned activities, the management organisation is supervised by six bodies addressing three different organizational levels: coordination level; operational level; strategic level. The roles in the projects have been distributed on the basis of the different responsibilities and main tasks performed in order to ensure a systemic management structure.

Project coordinator is Professor Monica Dall’Asta; Project Technological Coordinator is Professor Ilaria Bartolini. They act as intermediaries between the Contractors and the European Commission, supervising the correct implementation of the project with a special, but not exclusive concentration on the research tasks.

The General Assembly is composed by all the partner institutions. Its role is to ensure that the consortium adheres to the project timetable and that the quality control and assurance procedures are carried out according to their internal standards, The Assembly reviews and/or amends the Consortium Agreement, also setting up, managing and coordinating budget rules.

The Steering Committee is composed by all the Work Package leaders. It sets the research priorities, defines the proper tools and “infrastructure” for assuring links between the different multidisciplinary research teams, performs detailed planning and co-ordination of the work, taking the responsibility for the completion and quality assurance of each WP.
The Project Management Team of the University of Bologna assists the Coordinators and the other partners for all administrative, legal and financial aspects.

The Work Package Leaders supervise the correct implementation of all the tasks included in their WP, supporting the partners involved in these activities and acting as intermediaries between these institutions, the Coordinator and the European Commission.

The Communication and Dissemination Team is responsible for internal and external communications and ensures the effective dissemination of the internal and final results involving all relevant stakeholders, also monitoring news stories related to the project topic and preparing reports, press releases and events specifically addressed to the media.

The Advisory Board includes expertises in the domains of media production and distribution, particularly in the field of European TV series; production and distribution aspects of the European literary market; digital humanities and pedagogy. It provides independent external advice on scientific and issues relevant to the project and serves as a first point of contact in communicating and applying the results of the project. More specifically, the AB will: provide guidance on project orientations; propose corrective actions; discuss the consistency of DETECt innovative learning methods with stakeholder position and expectations; assess the research activities and their results; support the dissemination strategy throughout the whole project duration.

Tasks and activities related to project management are included in WP 1.

The work package has the following goals:

  1. To coordinate and supervise activities to be carried out according to the work plan
  2. To carry out the overall administrative and financial management of the project
  3. To manage contracts with the EU Commission and the Consortium Agreement
  4. To manage the knowledge generated by the project and the IPRs
  5. To monitor quality and timing of project deliverables and to resolve conflicts
  6. To establish effective internal and external communication procedures

Lead beneficiary: University of Bologna

Months 1-40