This page focuses on the project of the Department of Culture and Communications of the Institute for Development and International Relations CULTMED – Interdisciplinary Research on Cultural and Media Policies and Practices: Developmental and Democratic Potentials (December 31, 2023 – December 31, 2027), funded by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026, NextGeneration EU program. The goal of the project includes the creation of structural assumptions for continuous scientific work on culture and media research through the establishment of two centers of excellence – the Center for Cultural Policy Research, Development and Cooperation (CULTURELINK) and the Center for Media Sociology and Digital Society (CEMEDIG), which, together with IRMO scientists, strive to bring together external collaborators who are engaged in research in the thematic focuses of the centers.

The establishment of this structure aims to achieve better sustainability, recognition, and systematicity of culture and media research. The centers will provide the communication infrastructure for the implementation of the planned activities during this project, but also for the long-term monitoring of these research topics after the end of the four-year project cycle.

The page also contains information on other current and completed projects carried out within the Department of Culture and Communications, as well as an archive of meetings organized by the Department and the Culturelink World Network, and an overview of selected monograph publications by scientists at the Department of Culture and Communications.

News – culture and media

The new CresCine Newsdossier has been published

The new CresCine Newsdossier has been published

A brand new edition of the CresCine newsletter has been released. It was published as part of the Horizon Europe project “Increasing the international competitiveness of the film industry in small European markets.” IRMO is one of 26 partners in a consortium that...

IRMO representative at the 9th Croatian ICARUS Days

IRMO representative at the 9th Croatian ICARUS Days

The international conference ‘9th ICARUS Croatia Days’ was held at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek from March 13 to 15, 2024, on the topic of „Heritage Beyond Borders: Cultural and Educational Practices and New Perspectives“. The meeting was attended by the...


CEMEDIG – Centre for Sociology of Media and Digital Society 

The CEMEDIG Center promotes and directs the research of the Department of Culture and Communications in the field of media sociology, a special branch of sociology characterized by interdisciplinary openness to related disciplines in the field of social sciences and humanities. This particularly applies to economically oriented topics, such as the political economy of the media, and legal and political topics, such as media regulation. In the context of digitization, the term digital sociology is often used as a term close to media sociology, and the focus is on specific development topics such as data infrastructures, platforms, digital data, digital media literacy, and data justice.


CULTURELINK – Centre for Research in Cultural Policy, Development and Cooperation

CULTURELINK Centre was established in 2024 as a result of IRMO’s long-term engagement in coordinating the Culturelink Network. The Centre aims to build on and further develop IRMO’s affluent research repository and decades-long commitment to coordinating the global cultural network ( for research and collaboration in the field of cultural development, which gathered more than 2000 institutional and individual members from all continents since its establishment in 1989. Culturelink Centre’s work and activities will provide an organizational and infrastructural framework for the Department of Culture and Communication national and international research partnerships and collaborations c  contributing to the wider outreach and better visibility of the Department’s research results.