Goran Tomka is a researcher and lecturer in the field of audience studies, new media, cultural diversity and cultural policy and management. He is an associate professor at the TIMS Faculty from Novi Sad, and UNESCO Chair in cultural policy and management. Also active as a consultant, trainer, critic and advocate, he coordinated a long-term cultural plan for the application of Novi Sad for the title of 2021 European Capital of Culture.
Andrej Nosov is a theatre director, cultural manager and human rights activist. In 2009, he founded Heartefact with the aim of fostering critical awareness and artistic engagement on current socio-political issues. He has managed several projects supported by Creative Europe, UNDP and other international funding schemes. He has large experience in teaching storytelling, strategic development, conflict management and community engagement.
Giles Agis is a cultural manager based in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Since 2022 he is the Executive Director of Brouhaha International. In the past, he has worked as a European development manager and a youth theatre professional. He has been a board member of the Roots & Routes International Association since 2016.
Marija Popović has worked as a project manager, trainer, external evaluator and consultant since 2000. She is currently a producer and international cooperation manager at the Institution Student Cultural Centre in Novi Sad, and an EU projects coordinator at the EXIT Foundation. She has managed EU projects in the field of human rights, social inclusion, youth and culture, and has extensive experience with Erasmus+. member of the Team Europe of the DEU in Serbia.
Nicolas Combes is the deputy director general of the world heritage site Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans, in France. In the past, he has been interim director of the Saline Royale, general administrator of the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, and co-coordinator of Jordi Savall's triennial residency and of the ORPHEUS XXI project. He is specialised in EU projects and funding.
Ivo Peeters is one of the founders of the European Network of Cultural Centres and has served as the organisation's chairman since 2015. He was previously the director of the De Zeyp cultural centre in Brussels. With 30+ years of experience working at the local and international level, he has been involved in conceiving and facilitating many European cooperation projects, with a special focus on arts and disabilities.
Daniel Azzopardi is the artistic director of Spazju Kreattiv, Malta’s National Centre for Creativity. He has been senior programme manager at Fondazzjoni Kreattività and director of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People. Since 2010, he is active as a cultural and creative entrepreneur, lending his expertise to policy-making, strategy planning and project coordination. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology and the University of Malta.
Lucy Perineau is the communications and publications manager of the ENCC. She pilots the network's project on digital ethics and the ENCC switch to free, libre and open source software. She is the co-author of On Digital Ethics for Cultural Organisations and reports for the ENCC on the working conditions and mental health of culture professionals. She is also a PhD candidate carrying out practice-based research on comics.
Vittorio Bianco is the co-coordinator of Hub Multiculturale Cecchi Point – Casa del Quartiere Aurora in Turin, and the responsible for European projects at Rete delle Case del Quartiere. He started his career in environmental organisations with a focus on urban ecology and sustainable development. He then moved to other aspects of sustainability in the urban context such as social inclusion, culture and health. He is also the co-founder of Bici-t, a start-up offering sustainable mobility services.
Ksenija Đurović is a Belgrade-based cultural worker focusing on organisation and production models in the independent art scene. She is the producer of Bitef, the Belgrade International Theatre Festival, one of the oldest in the region, and the coordinator of Gender Equality for Cultural Diversity, a two-year project working towards developing a Network for gender equality in arts and culture. In 2018, she co-founded BRINA with curator Mirjana Dragosavljević, in hopes to develop their own feminist, inclusive, critical work in visual/performing arts.