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
Anna Villarroya is associate professor at the Department of Political Economy and Public Finance at the University of Barcelona, where she teaches “Economics of Culture” and “Creative Industries”. She studied Law and Economics at the University of Barcelona and in 2000 she obtained her PhD in Economics of the Public Sector. Since 2006, she is working, as an independent expert in cultural policy research, in the Spanish-country profile included in the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe.
She has taken part in several research projects funded by the Ministry of Culture, the Department of Culture and Communication of the Catalan government and the Organisation of Iberoamerican States. She is author of several articles and book chapters on different topics related to cultural policies.Tags: cultural and creative industries, cultural research, economy of culture, Spain
Antonio Ariño Villarroya is a Professor of sociology at the University of Valencia. From 1997 till 2003 he was Head of Department of Sociology and Social Antropology. Presently he is a Vice-Principal for Culture and Equality at the University of Valencia. He was a VicePresident of the Federación Española de Sociología. The focus of his research interest is directed towards sociology of culture, social policies and the third sector.
- La ciudad ritual (1992);
- El calendari festiu a laValència contemporànea (1750-1936) (1993);
- Sociología de la cultura (Ariel, 1998);
- Larosa de las solidaridades. Necesidades sociales y voluntariado en la ComunidadValenciana (1999),
- La ciudadanía solidaria. El voluntariado y las organizaciones devoluntariado en la Comunidad Valenciana (2001),
- Diccionario de Solidaridad (2003);
- Las encrucijadas de la diversidad cultural (CIS, 2005),
- La participación cultural enEspaña (Fundación Autor, 2006),
- Asociacionismo y voluntariado en España (Tirant loBlanch, 2007),
- El oficio de estudiar en la Universidad (PUV, 2008)
- AutonomíaPersonal en la edad avanzada (CAM, 2008),
- El movimiento Open (PUV, 2009).
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
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
Sophia Labadi is a cultural heritage specialist with extensive research and practical experience. She has worked for numerous cultural organizations including UNESCO, ICOMOS, the Getty Conservation Institute and have been associated with major research centres such as Stanford University. For UNESCO, she worked in the Secretariat of the 1972 World Heritage Convention and the 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention and participated in the strategic planning and drafting of the 2009 UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity.
Additionally, Sophia has been an active researcher on topics related to museums, heritage regeneration, culture and development, tourism and urban development, impacts of the arts and culture. Among other she was published in Routledge edited volume ‘Heritage and Globalisation’ in September 2010. Sophia is on the editorial board of the International Social Science Journal and Heritage and Society.Tags: cultural diversity, cultural research, culture and development, France, heritage policy, world heritage
Małgorzata Nowak is a culturologist with experience in international cooperation, team management, organisation of voluntary work and coordination of local and international research projects and events. Since 2010 she holds the position of Pro Cultura Foundation’s director where her main responsibilities, apart from co-ordination and participation in the Foundation’s projects, are: office management, applying for funds from different sources on local, national and European level and representation of the Foundation. Previously since 2006 she had cooperated with the Pro Cultura Foundation, by taking part in many projects, initially as a researcher and project team member, later also as reports’ co-author and co-editor. Since 2007 she is the co-author of the Polish profile in the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe (Council of Europe / ERICarts Institute). Additionally in 2010 she also began lecturing at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities where she teaches on the management of culture in municipalities. She is a graduate of Cultural Studies at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities.Tags: cultural cooperation, cultural management, cultural projects, cultural research, fundraising, Poland
Culture and Development (C&D) is a non-governmental organization based in France. Its mission is based on the belief that the cultural identity is a factor for human, economic and social development of a territory. C&D aims to focus on both research and action by contributing to the international debate on cultural development and cultural economy at the same time carrying out practical actions that support cultural practices and strengthen cultural enterprises in developing countries.
C&D works mainly in Africa with the local authorities, ministries and cultural operators in access to knowledge, and preservation and promotion of heritage. C&D also advocates for and consults those involved in the cultural development.Tags: cultural development, cultural heritage, cultural identity, cultural research, economy of culture, France