Madina Regnault is a researcher and cultural policy consultant in policy development of cultural heritage and tourism. She holds a PhD in in Social Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). Based on a multidisciplinary approach, her research on cultural policies analyzes the political and identity issues of cultural tourism promotion in Reunion Island and Mayotte Island, the two French territories located in the Western Indian Ocean. Madina is also a lecturer (at the University Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle), and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley. She is the author of several book chapters and articles (in French).
Madina has two Masters degrees: one in Political Science (International Relations specialty) and another one in Direction and Management of Cultural Projects.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural policy, cultural tourism, culture and development, France
Elodie M. Bordat is a cultural policy researcher and a PhD candidate writing thesis on the institutionalization processes of cultural policy in Mexico and Argentina since the early 1980s, and studying the influence of European and North American cultural policy models to those two cases. During her Ethnology studies in Mexico (2001-05) she studied country’s popular culture. In a dissertation (published by the CONACYT), she worked on the intercultural exchanges between members of a French association in Mexico (Mexico-Accueil) and Mexicans. This research led her to develop an interest in cultural questions from a policy analysis perspective, hence she joined a Masters degree in political sciences at Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence (France), specialising on Latin America. She also taught in several universities: anthropology in Science Po in its Latin American studies college in Poitiers, comparative politics in Lyon Lumières and cultural policy in Sciences Po Aix. She participated in several scientific international congresses, published an article in the International Journal of Cultural Policy and several articles in edited books.Tags: comparative cultural policies, cultural policy, France, intercultural dialogue
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).
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
Diane Dodd is a director of Projects and Programmes at ARTidea. She has been working in the field of international cultural co-operation and local strategies for cultural development for nearly 20 years. Since 2007, Diane has also worked for IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies) on European affairs and is a contributor to IFACCA’s international news bulletin, ACORNS. In 2006, she developed and continues to co-ordinate ConnectCP – an international online database of experts on cultural policy, planning and research.
Dianee has been contracted an an independent evaluator for the Cultural Routes programme of the Council of Europe (completing three commissioned reports, a transversal examination of networking and clustering in and amongst cultural routes and evaluations of The Routes of the Olive Tree and The Viking Route.
Diane is a lecturer on the ‘International Masters in Cultural Management’ course at the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona, as well as, invited as a visiting lecturer on many other European courses. She is co-author of the third and fourth European Capitals of Culture Report (published by ATLAS in 2012 and 2011) and she edited Handbook I and II on Cultural Management for the European Cultural Foundation (2010, Netherlands).
Diane has provided expert advise to Fundación Valletta 2018 and Fundación Burgos 2016 in preparation for their resoective bids to be European Capital of Culture. Earlier in her career she co-authored the book entitled ‘a Cultural Component as an integral part of the EU’s Foreign Policy?’ – which looks at foreign cultural policies and the state of international cultural co-operation in EU member states and which led to this subject being addressed by Foreign Institutes at the Hague in 2007.
Diane has worked for and maintains relations with the European Commission (Directorate General for Regional Policy and Directorate General for Education and Culture); UNESCO; the Council of Europe; the Boekmanstichting Study Centre for Arts and Culture; Interarts Foundation (Spain); the European Cultural Foundation (Netherlands); CIRCLE (Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe); LabforCulture.org (European portal for cultural co-operation); On-the-move.org (European portal for performing artists mobility); the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA); the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) and the London School of Economics.
She obtained her PhD from the University of Girona in 2010.Tags: cultural diplomacy, cultural policy, cultural research, cultural tourism, Spain
Enrique Banus is (since 2007) the Director of the Master in Cultural Management at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona). Enrique is a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam “European Culture” since 2003 and he is also a president (2009-2012) of the World European Community Studies Association (ECSA).
In addition, Enrique is Lecturer on European and Comparative Literature and Director of the Centre for European Studies, at the University of Navarra. He has given lectures on European and Comparative Literature at the University of Navarra since 1998. He has been Director of the Centre for European Studies, University of Navarra, since its creation in 1996. Enrique is also the Chair of the Research Group “Culture and Society” at the University of Navarra. He has also been Deputy Director of the Board of the Humanities at the University of Navarra and Coordinator of the section of Cultural Management (1998-2006). Among others, he is a Member of the Expert Group “Intercultural Dialogue” of the European Commission. Enrique is also the President of the Organising Committee of the Conferences “European Culture” (since 1992: 9 editions).
Previously, Enrique has been Lecturer at the Universities of Aquisgrain, Cologne, Bonn, and Paderborn, in Germany.
His current research interests include Cultural Policies and New Identities Creation: The Case of the Regional Festivities in Spain.
Enrique Banus gained his MA and PhD at the University of Aachen and has studies in German Philology, Romance Philology, and Comparative Literature at the Universities of Bonn and Aachen.
Jordi Tresserras is a researcher, academic, and policy advisor with professional interests focusing on: cultural tourism, cultural heritage, cultural diversity and cultural pluralism, international cultural cooperation, cultural development, management and co-operation.
Dr. Tresserras is professor of Heritage Management and Cultural Tourism at University of Barcelona and a co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Cultural Management at University of Barcelona. He is an associate professor at Facultad de Geografía e Historia In addition, since 2008, he teaches courses related to gastronomic heritage within the framework of the Biennial master’s degree in History and Culture of Diet ( Máster bienal de Historia y cultura de la alimentación). Since 2010 he is a visiting professor teaching cultural tourism at master and doctoral courses at IREST de la Université Paris 1 – Sorbonne. He was a visiting professor at the New York University (2001), the University of Cádiz (2009) and Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar (2010).
Dr. Tresserras has participated in and conducted many studies on cultural tourism and was the co-ordinator of IBERTUR-Network of Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development. He is also a Founder Member of the Scientific Committee in Heritage Interpretation-ICOMOS. He provided expert consulting services in the field of cultural tourism for different international organisations such as: Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, Council of Europe, UNESCO, EU, etc.Tags: cultural heritage, cultural policy, cultural tourism, 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
Emmanuel Wallon is a Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Paris West where he carries out study and research programs in association with French Ministry of Culture, European Union and other regional or local authorities. He also lectures at the Centre for theatrical studies (Centre d’études théâtrales) of the Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL, Belgium). Wallon’s research areas include cultural policies, arts and authorities in France and Europe during the XX and XXIst century, analysis of political, economical and social context of the arts (visual and performing arts).
Wallon is a member of the editorial councils of “L’Observatoire, La Revue des politiques culturelles” (Grenoble, since 2007) and of “Etudes théâtrales” (Louvain, since 1994), a former member of the editorial board of reviews “Les Temps Modernes” (Paris, from 1995 to 2007), former president of HorsLesMurs, national association for the development of street arts and circus arts (Paris, from 1998 to 2003). Wallon published numerous books while he regulary publishes papers in scientific journals or articles in collective works.
He is a graduate in Politics at the Institut d’études politiques of Paris (IEP, “Sciences Po Paris”), and holds a doctor (PhD) degree in Sociology at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, School for upper studies in social sciences). Wallon is also a visiting professor at Università degli Studi (Bologna), Waseda University (Tokyo), Suor Orsola di Benincasa (Napoli); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, États-Unis, 2e semestre 2009); at Vaganova Dance Academy (Saint-Petersburg), June 2011.Tags: cultural policy, Cultural Policy Research, France, performing arts analysis, policy analysis
Philippe Poirrier is a Professor of contemporary history at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) and associate researcher at the Centre d’histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines of the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin in Yvelines. His research interests include history of public policies for culture in France, especially from the 20th century, history of heritage policies, the history of social sciences, notably cultural history.
His book published in 2011, “Pour une histoire des politiques culturelles dans le monde. 1945-2011″ (“For a History of Cultural Policies in the World. 1945-2011″), analyzed and drew a synthesis of the main developments since the Second World War, characterizing the policy of strengthening the culture of the world. In the other book published in 2010, “Politiques et pratiques de la culture” (“Policies and Practices of Culture”), Philippe and the co-authors of the edited volume offer a complete and documented analysis of reforms in a large area of public policy and cultural policy, by going beyond a purely institutional perspective and studying policies and practices of culture in a way that involves history, sociology and economics and the debate on the specifics of the “French cultural model”.
Philippe is also a member of the Centre Georges Chevrier (UMR Cnrs 5605), in charge of the “heritage” centre of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Dijon, a member of the History Committee of the Ministère de la Culture, and Chief Editor of the review U-Culture(s). He is responsible for the monthly electronic newsletter of the Association for the development of cultural history (Adhc).Tags: arts and cultural policies, cultural heritage, cultural policy, Governance of Culture