Who are our speakers and experts?
Our moderator & expert:
Geoffrey Brown is one of the UK’s leading independent experts in helping the sector understand and access funding from the European Union. He is the director of EUCLID, which managed the UK Cultural Contact Point (CCP – promoting the EU’s Culture programme) from 1999 to 2009, and which now also manages OffWestEnd network of independent, alternative and fringe theatres in London.
Our keynote speaker:
Rosa Pérez Monclús, from Culture Action Europe, is a policy analyst specialised in the cultural field. Her background combines experience in the private sector as a strategy consultant, in the public management of culture in the UK and as a cultural policy assistant in the Ministry of Culture of Spain. She holds a BA in Humanities, a double degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Cultural and Creative Industries. Her deep commitment to the cultural field has led her to pursue an on-going PhD in cultural policy at King’s College London.
Find out more about the organisations who have registered to participate in the event and who will be open to meeting cooperation partners.
Our speaker presenting the SILO project:
Helena Bijnens is teacher trainer at the Teacher Training Department of UCLL and project manager of several Erasmus+ and Creative Europe projects dealing with: “education of the future” and “art of teaching”. Currently, Helena is managing the project SILO, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission. The aim of SILO is to bridge the distance between elite and everyday culture. SILO works on making accessible foreign European literature for everyone, especially for groups that do not normally come into contact with literature.
Our experts in European projects (for the expert speed-dating sessions, the presentation on Erasmus+ and Europe Creative):
Maïa Sert works as a project manager for On the Move network. She is a specialist in international cultural cooperation and in particular EU-funded projects, thanks to her hands-on experience (Creative Europe, INTERREG, Erasmus+).
Nicolas Combes, vice-general director at the World Heritage site Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans (EPCC), is specialised in European projects and funding. He has been interim director of the EPCC, former general administrator of the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, and co-coordinator of Jordi Savall's triannual residency and the ORPHEUS XXI project.
Raluca Iacob is a cultural manager and policy researcher involved in cultural planning, research about the misuse of European funds, evolution of the independent cultural sector and public administration skills in culture. She has managed projects that supported culture+education partnerships in schools, and worked as a grant-evaluator and trainer. She manages m3 culture in Bucarest, an organisation dedicated to improving cultural management practices and policy-making.
Ilona Asare leads a non-governmental think tank organisation CultureLab (Latvia), is member of the ENCC board and her doctoral research interest concentrates on culture's role in sustainable community development. She has a considerable experience in European project management funded by Erasmus+, Interreg, Creative Europe and other programmes, while working in the Culture department of Cesis municipality in Latvia. She hold a MA degree in Culture management and has studied European cultural planning at the Montfort University (UK).
Ivo Peeters is the Director of the cultural centre De Zeyp in Brussels. Born in 1954 with a master’s degree in Political and Social science, he has 30 years of experience working at the local and international level, and is one of the founders of the ENCC. He has been involved in conceiving and facilitating many European cooperation projects, with a special focus on arts and disabilities. Today he is chairman of the ENCC board.