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
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
Jordi Pardo is an expert in cultural policies, development and governance. He is the founder and scientific coordinator of the Cultural Lab at Barcelona Media-Innovation Centre. As scientific coordinator of the Laboratory of Culture and Tourism at Barcelona Media Foundation, he directs and develops projects in Europe, Latin America and Asia. The Culture Lab is a unit at Barcelona Media Foundation working for the development and competiveness of culture as a key resource for the social, economic growth and for quality of life.
He is member of the pool of International Experts of UNESCO Programme for Culture, Development and Governance. funded by the European Union. He is also a member of the European Commission panel of experts in charge of the selection of European Capitals of Culture. He has taken part in the experts’ commission in cultural policies of the European Council.
In the last 20 years, he has directed cultural institutions and projects in Spain, and he has undertaken extensive culture and development work in Spain, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Viet Nam. Mr. Pardo has also undertaken technical assistance to support culture and development strategies and projects for the municipality of Barcelona, and other regional and local authorities in South America and Asia, and as an expert consultant for AECID. He is member of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation of the University of Girona.
During his professional career he was managing policies, institutions, companies and services in the public and private sector, occupying different responsabilities in the cultural field. He has been Secretary General (vice-minister) of the Interior Department of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia (Spain). In the cultural field, among others, he has been director of the Design Centre and Museum of Barcelona project; managing director of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), he was Managing director of the archaeological park and museum of the old greek and roman cities of Ampurias (Girona. Spain).
- Master in Public Administration (EMPA. Executive Master Public Administration), (ESADE Business School) / Ramon Llull University / Barcelona. 2004.
- Advanced Studies Degree (DEA) by the University of Barcelona. (1999)
- Degree in Geography and History (Archaeology) University of Barcelona, 1982
- Diploma in Hispanic Archaeology, University of Barcelona – Institute of Prehistory and Archaeology, 1980
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).
Pau Rausell Köster is an expert in cultural policies and cultural economy. Holding a PhD in the applied economy, he is a Profesor at the Department of Applied Economy at the University of Valencia, where he also leads a Research Unit in Applied Cultural Economy. Within the framework of activities of the Instituto Interuniversitario de Desarrollo Local, he leads research area ‘Tourism and economy of culture’ whose objectives are to investigate the possibilities cultural economy brings to territorial development, focusing on the segment of tourism as a generator of development. Pau participates in various European and iberoamerican research projects (eg. Sostenuto , Observatorio Iberoamericano de Cultura, Proyecto SIEDECC). He has published numerous books and articles, including:
- (2007). Cultura. Estrategia para el desarrollo local. Madrid: Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional.
- (2005). “Una aproximación al turismo urbano. El valor de la ciudad empaquetada en el caso de Valencia”, co-autor junto con Francisco Serrano, en Revista de Economía, Sociedad, Turismo y Medio Ambiente (RESTMA), N°2.
- (2004). Rehabilitación, patrimonio y participación. Textos para el debate. Edit. Conselleria de Cultura, G.V.
Eduard Miralles is the Cultural Relations Advisor at the Barcelona Provincial Council, where he also managed the Cultural Studies and Resources Center (1996-2004) and the biennial “Interacció” on cultural policies (1996-2002).
He is also the chair of the Interarts Foundation, an organisation focused on international cultural cooperation, and a consultant on culture, cooperation and development for several international organisations such as FEMP (Spanish Federation of Municipalities), AECID (Spanish Cooperation for Development Agency) and the OEI (Iberoamerican States’ Organisation for Education, Science and Culture).
During 2002-2004 he was on the committee for the Agenda 21 for Culture and after 2004 represented the Barcelona Provincial Council at the Culture Commission of the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG). Eduard Miralles is also a board member of Roberto Cimetta Fund, an international non-profit organisation supporting artistic mobility in the Mediterranean region. Since 2007 he takes part in the UNESCO’s international group of experts for development of the Convention for Cultural Diversity.
- (2010). “Casi cincuenta años de relaciones entre la cultura y el desarrollo: de la cultura como factor de desarrollo al desarrollo cultural”, en El sector cultural hoy: oportunidades, desafíos y respuestas. Memorias. Bogotá: Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia.
- (2009). Cultura, cooperación descentralizada y desarrollo local. Montevideo: Observatorio de Cooperación Descentralizada.
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