INA, involved in a project in favor of the Moroccan audiovisual sector, helps the capacity building in the area of training and film archives.
A European twinning project
The French ministry of Culture asked for INA’s expertise to contribute to a European twinning project with the Moroccan Ministry of Communication and its partners in the field. This project is funded by the European Union in the frame of the European Neighborhood Policy. Its aim is to bring together similar administrative institutions coming from EU member states and partner countries, to foster institutional and technical cooperation.
The project is led by the French ministry of Culture, in partnership with the AGCOM (Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Italy) and the Catalan ministry of Culture. INA works more specifically with the ISIC (Institut Supérieur de l’Information et la Communication, school of journalism), the ISMAC (Institut Supérieur des Médias, de l’Audiovisuel et du Cinéma, audiovisual and film school), and with the CCM (Moroccan Cinema Centre). The Institute makes the most of its experience in the area of training, supporting the enhancement of the ISMAC’s strategic and pedagogical competences. It will share its expertise for the acquisition and installation of technical material and studios in the ISIC and ISMAC. INA will also back the CCM to preserve its archives. The actions undertaken for the audiovisual and film school are made along with the Ecole Louis Lumière and the Fémis. The Institut Pratique du Journalisme of Paris-Dauphine University supervises the actions implemented for the school of journalism.
A long time relationship between INA and Morocco
This project is part of a long time relationship between INA and Morocco. This collaboration has been made of training projects, - with the HACA (High Authority for the Audiovisual Communication), the SNRT (Morocco National Society for Radio and Television), or the TV channel 2M – sales of contents, or regional projects – trainings for journalists and technicians from the Maghreb along with France Médias Monde, the Med Mem project gathering 20 partners of which 14 TV channels from the Mediterranean area.