The LOCALCOM Research Group’s Action Plan for the period 2014-2016 aims to:
Increase competitiveness of research projects and improve the Group’s national relevance: It has been granted with a competitive project under the State Plan for Scientific Research 2016. This project, named THE TRANSFORMATION OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN SPAIN: DIGITAL CHANGE, COMPETITIVENESS, EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE IN 2020 HORIZON FRAME is part of the National R + D + i, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for the period 2014-2017.
Internationalize the different activities undertaken by the Group’s researchers: LOCALCOM promotes the participation of researchers in international congresses, conferences and workshops. In addition, the Group is working on applying for an international competitive project within the EU 2020 Horizon strategy; as well as in the Ibero-American context, where it has a long record experience for two decades. Finally, LOCALCOM will submit different articles and papers to the major journals of communication (such as Journal of Communication, European Journal of Communication, Media, Theory & Communication).
Enhance the transfer of knowledge from the OIC Group to its various research and teaching networks: the Group’s action plan includes the organization of two workshops with members of RIEC and other academic networks, as a means of promoting and transferring applied research methodology within Ibero-America.