Rebecca Amsellem’s fields of expertise include international economics, economic impact of culture, cultural indicators and economics of museums. She holds a Specialised Master’s Degree from Sciences Po Toulouse in “International Affairs and Firms Strategies,” as well as a Master’s Degree from La Sorbonne in “Economics and Management of Cultural Products” (2012). Presently she is a PhD cultural economics student at Sorbonne University and is developing a PhD thesis about the internationalization of museums and its impact on their economic models.
From 2010 to 2013 Rebecca has been a project manager of the Forum d’Avignon, a think tank dedicated to culture and economics, where she was responsible for managing the budget section, working groups and studies, partnerships, communication and the annual event department. In 2013 she founded a consulting firm which deals with internationalization strategies of cultural projects. Rebecca speaks English, French and Spanish.Tags: cultural consultancy, cultural management, economy of culture, France
Bernd B. Paulowitz is a heritage and cultural information management consultant. In addition to working as a consultant in the field of cultural/natural heritage and cartographic related projects he is a director of HisGIS. He is an expert in project and program coordination (timely reporting, drafting strategies, financial bookkeeping) and has in-depth knowledge in cultural heritage information management, fundraising, cultural resource management, mapping (GIS) consultancies and ICT consulting. Mr. Paulowitz began his professional career at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in 1999 where he helped WHC to carry out an analysis of the Operational Guidelines and of a first retroactive inventory on the geographic information in the nomination files. With the newly set up information management program of the WHC he helped building up the IT infrastructure of the WHC and assisted in co-ordinating and evaluating several ICT related projects. Since than he has worked with or for national and international organisations (UNESCO, UNDP, ICOMOS, IUCN, Ghetty Institute) and government administrations in Austria, Romania, France and Poland. As an expert on intangible and tangible World Heritage, he has worked for Gaia Heritage and Mihai Eminescu Trust. He has carried out several cartographic and GIS related works for UNESCO, DUH and ERN (European Rivers Network). Other professional activities include teaching (ENA, France; UNESCO, Paris; University of Cottbus, Germany), participation in many workshops on World Heritage and preparation of EU funded projects for ATC (Austrian Tourism Consultants).
He is a trained historian and political scientist and has enriched his studies with a post-graduate degree at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna.Tags: austria, cultural heritage, cultural management, France, fundraising, ICT and Culture, world heritage
Biljana Mickov is a cultural manager, researcher and a consultant working as the editor of magazine for contemporary culture, entitled New Thought. Additionally Biljana is engaged in projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad and Institute for Culture of Vojvodina. Her work is primarily dedicated to research and development of cultural policies in cooperation with local authorities. Biljana graduated from the University of Novi Sad and she holds a European Diploma in in Cultural Project Management (Marcel Hicter Foundation), Brussels (supported by UNESCO and the European Commission).
Cristina Ortega Nuere is Director of the Institute of Leisure Studies at the University of Deusto where she is involved in various coordination, research and teaching activities.
- She is professor and the Principal Researcher of the Official Research Team of Leisure and Human Development of the University of Deusto.
- She is teaching in the PhD Programme in Leisure and Human Development, PhD Programme in International and Intercultural Studies and in several other masters (Master Erasmus Mundus Euro-culture, Master in Management of Leisure Projects, Master in Organisation of Events) and specializing courses (the University course in Local Cultural Management and the Course in Protocol and Special Events).
- She is also Director of the Master in Management of Leisure Projects, Master in Organisation of Events and the Postgraduate Course in Local Cultural Management.
Cristina is also President of ENCATC, the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centres and also the chair of ENCATC’s Policy Grouping Monitors of Culture with 40 members from 20 countries.
Cristina has participated in more than 30 research projects in the cultural field. In the last year she has been the leader of the project Monitors of Culture that aims to reflect on cultural observatories in the future in Europe, financed by the European Commission under the framework of the Culture Programme. She has also taken part in the Life Long Learning project Artists Moving and Learning that analyses the impact of mobility experiences of artists in Europe. She has organized more than twenty events and scientific meetings on an international level, among which also the 6th World Leisure Congress of the Institute of Leisure Studies. She regularly participates as a guest in various international meetings.
Her recent publications include:
- contribution to the book edited by the European Commission, entitled Measuring Creativity with the contribution Events: functions and tendencies, by Ortega C. and Izaguirre, M. (2010) Bilbao: University of Deusto; and
- Ortega, C. (2010) Observatorios Culturales. Creación de Mapas de Infraestructuras y Eventos, Barcelona: Ariel.
At present, she is Member of the Basque Council of Culture of the Basque Government.
Cristina is Doctor in Leisure and Human Potential studies, with a Master degree in Leisure Management, and specialised in Cultural Management, she graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy from the University of Deusto and completed her studies in London, Middlesex and at Westminster University.Tags: creativity, cultural infrastructures, cultural management, cultural research, cultural statistics/indicators, Spain
Roberto Gómez de la Iglesia is a consultant in the field of cultural policies and management, open inovation and global communication strategies.
Roberto devised and directed Divergentes and Disonancias between 2005 and 2009, two platforms connecting artists and companies in search of open and collaborative innovation, recognised by the European Union as one of the best practices for creativity and innovation in Europe (www.disonancias.com). He was also the promoter, founder and director of the Xabide Group for 25 years and directed numerous projects in the fields of culture, communication and public awareness, social economic development, entrepreneurship promotion and innovation.
Since 2009 he is a Director of c2+i,cultura, comunicación, innovación. c2+i is an organisation that promotes creative processes and new relationship areas between economics, culture and social organisations, committed to exploring new opportunities for the development of creative industries and helping to make other productive sectors and society in general more creative. Based on this idea of open and collaborative innovation, c2+i develops programmes that aim for deeper innovation focused on strategies of cultural change, which may result in changes in attitudes and values, changes in organisational models or the creation of new products, services, materials or technologies.
Since 2010 he is a Director of Conexiones Improbables, based in Bilbao. Improbable Connections is a community of collaborative and co-creative research initiatives aimed at innovation and social responsibility. It is based on the paradigms of open innovation and the principles of interrelated fields, disciplines and individuals.
Since 2012 he is a Profesor at Master course ‘Ciudades y Emprendimientos Creativos’ in Córdoba (Argentina)Tags: creativity, cultural and creative industries, cultural management, Spain
Alfons Martinell’s profesional interests are focused on issues related to cultural policies, cultural development, cultural cooperation and cultural management. Based at University of Girona, where he is Full Professor and a Director of the UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policies and Cooperation’, he is engaged in applied research, knowledge transfer and education within the above mentioned fields, as well as in various international cultural cooperation projects. He has published books and articles dealing with topics of cultural management, cultural policies, culture and development, international cultural cooperation, social education, etc.
In addition, Alfons is co-director of the Laboratorio Iberoamericano de Investigación e Innovación en Cultura y Desarrollo, based in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) and Girona. Within this framework, the review Revista de Investigación en Cultura y Desarrollo Wale’keru is being published.
Alfons Martinell’s profesional experience includes also:
- General Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations at the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional. ( May 2004 – July 2008 )
- President of the Fundación INTERARTS, Observatorio Políticas Culturales Urbanas y Regionales based in Barcelona.
- Expert in the field of education on cultural management, cultural cooperation and cultural policies
- Academic Director of the Campus Euroamericano de Cooperación Cultural
Javier Brun is an Advisor to the General Directorate of Culture of the Regional Government of Aragon and other cultural agents, as well as Vice-president of Interarts board. He has been director of various festivals and performing arts fairs. During his work experience has been linked to the Executive Committee or Secretariat of different European networks, such as European Forum of Cultural Networks, Pepinières Européenes pour Jeunes Artistes and On The Move, among others.
Javier is teaching courses in the field of international cultural cooperation at the University of Barcelona (Postgraduate diploma in International Cultural Cooperation and in Culture Management), University of Zaragoza (Master’s course in Policy Management and Cultural projects) and Girona (UNESCO Chair of Cultural Policies and Cooperation). In addition, Javier is involved with open distance training, in collaboration with Toulouse University, where he is a teacher of training programmes in Cultural Management, targeting: Cultural Managers and Artists in the process of becoming professionals.
His academic background includes:
- Advanced Studies Diploma in Information Society and KnowledgeManagement. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. (Directed by: Manuel Castells )
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Cooperation and European Cultural Policies – Universitat Pompeu Fabra – IDEC (Directed by: Eduard Delgado.  University of Barcelona – CERC – Ministry of Culture)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Management and Policies (Directed by: Eduard Delgado and Alfons Martinell)
- Master’s degree in Chemical Science – Major in Biochemistry – University of Barcelona 1982.
He is a coauthor of the publication entitled: Redes culturales. Claves para sobrevivir en la globalización. (2008). Madrid: Aecid y Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación.Tags: cultural cooperation, cultural management, Spain
Àngel Mestres is a social educator. He is a director of Transit projectes, a project management oriented organisation based in Barcelona that understands culture as a vital factor in constructing and strengthening community and identity and is involved in planning, managing, producing, and communicating cultural projects, carrying commitment to ensure linking projects with territories and citizens. He is the President of CEPS PROJECTES SOCIALS an association whose mission is to facilitate the access to the social and cultural capital of the citizens by the empowerment of people, the fostering of social cohesion and social inclusion and the fight against discrimination.
In addition to being a Coordinator of the Master of Cultural Management Course at the University of Barcelona, Àngel Mestres has been invited speaker at different universities and organisations in Spain and abroad including: Universidad Técnica del Uruguay, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Universitat d’Alacant, Ministerio de Cultura de España, Ministerio de Educación der Argentina, Ministerio de Educación de Chile, Ministero de Educación de Paraguay, Ministerio de Educación del Uruguay, Institut Penitenciario del Perú, Grupo Santillana, Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa, Escuela de Magisterio de Derio, Escuela de Magisterio de Eskoriatza, Universidad de Vigo, Grupo Anaya, Grupo Educatrade, Universidad de Magisterio de Ourense, Fundació La Caixa, UNED-Balears, Escola Universitaria de Mestres d’Osona, Fundación Caja Madrid, Universitat Ramon Llull, Universitat de Girona.Tags: arts management, cultural management, Spain
Lluís Bonet is a professor of applied economy at the University of Barcelona, specializing in cultural economics, cultural policies and arts management. Dr. Bonet is a Coordinator of the Master of Cultural Management, President of the PhD programme on Cultural and Heritage Management, as well as the Director of the Professional training Program on Cultural Management at the University of Barcelona, consisting of 5 part time courses (Master in Cultural Management; Diploma in Cultural Policies and Management; Diploma in International Cultural Management and Cooperation; Diploma in Cultural Tourism; and Diploma in Performing Arts Production).
Lluís Bonet has been research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and invited professor at the Université de Montpelier. He has been invited lecturer in over 30 different countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. In 2002 he won the Research Prize of the Catalan Audiovisual Council with a research on The Audiovisual industry faced to the digitalitzation process. In addition Dr. Bonet serves as ‘the President of the Juree of the Cultural Policy Research Award founded by the European Cultural Foundation and he is a member of the Board of the Association of Cultural Economics International (ACEI). Previously he has been President of the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC), and Vicepresident of the Cooperativa ABACUS and the Assotiation of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE).Tags: cultural and creative industries, cultural management, cultural policy, cultural research, economy of culture, Spain