Joint project development is the foundation of the cooperative work undertaken by the Alliance of International Production Houses. The focus here is on topical and substantive themes agreed upon in advance by the members. The diverse productions and formats that are created as a result of these collaborative projects serve to fuse the artistic approaches and methods of all production houses in a special way and help render them mutually beneficial to all. The alliance has chosen and defined seven key themes designed to provide the impetus and framework for ongoing research and new productions.