/ ChairmanLille, FranceElected as Regional Councillor in 2004, Michaël Moglia was re-elected for a new term in March 2010. First in charge of tourism, then he was given chairmanship of the “Finances, HR, Administration, Communication” Committee of the Nord-Pas de Calais Region, which counts over 4 million inhabitants. Member of the Culture Commission, he co-built the Regional Council policy for the Book sector. He is very involved in the fields of cinema, audiovisual media and contemporary music. He has chaired the network LIKE since November 2014.
Irena Kregar Segota
chairwomanExecutive and International relations Coordinator
Advisor for international cooperation
City of Rijeka
Rijeka, CroatiaHaving graduated in English and French language and literature at the University of Philosophy of Zagreb, Irena has managed to combine, in her professional life, her passion for languages and culture. She taught English and French, worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia and for the Puppet Theatre in Rijeka. She has been Chairwoman of the French Alliance in Rijeka since 2003. She is now Advisor for international cooperation for culture of the City of Rijeka and International relations Coordinator for Rijeka 2020, European Capital of Culture.
Evelyne Biribin graduated from a DESS (Master 2) Management of cultural organizations at the University Paris-Dauphine, and during her carrer had for mission, the management and the programming of various places of spectacles, exhibition and cinema, for the city of Fontenay-sous-Bois. She is also treasurer of the Festival Sons D'hiver and of the Choreographic Development Center of the Department of Val de Marne. Since 2005, she has been appointed to the Structuration and Professional Development Committee of the National Center of Variety and Jazz.
Member of the board OPANDA -Organization of culture, sports and Youth of the municipality of AthensGiorgos Foutas is a member of the board of OPANDA ( Organization of culture, sports and Youth of the municipality of Athens) since 2003 and within the organization member of the working group for librairies. Throughout the years, he helped with the implementation of various projects, including the organization committee of Athens World Book Capital 2018. Apart from his experience at the municipality of Athens, Giorgos Foutas is a lawyer in the Athens Bar Association since 2008. For many years, he has also been for four year a facilitator in volunteers groups, key element in various projects and catalyst for sharing events and spreading the word. Thus he was a member of Atenistas and helped for four years to recruit new volunteers to organize several events such as open talks.
Pia Bosch i Codolà
/ Technical AssesorPia Bosch i Codolà holds a degree in Philosophy and Letters, specialty Psychology, from UAB, as well as a degree in Advanced Studies from UdG and a degree in Public Management from IESE, Institute of Management. She was an associate professor at the University of Girona. Elected Advisor to the Girona City Council from 1995 to 2004, she was Deputy Mayor in the areas of Social Services, Employment, and Equal Opportunities. She was also regional councilor and socialist spokesperson of the Comarcal Council of Gironès from 1999 to 2004. From January 2004 to September 2006, she was Territorial Delegate of the Government of the Generalitat in the region of Girona, under the government of Pasqual Maragall. Elected member of the Parliament of Catalonia from 2007 to 2011 in the parliamentary group Socialists-Citizens for Change, she was a member of the parliamentary committees of "Social Policies and Immigration", "Women's Rights", "Control of the Catalan Corporation of Radio and Television "and Secretary of the Commission" External Policies and the European Union ". From 2008 to 2011, she was the representative of Catalonia to the Spanish delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (CLRAE) of the Council of Europe. From 2011 to 2015 she was, as elected, head of the opposition to the City Council and the Department of Girona. Currently she is Technical Assessor at the Diputació de Barcelona, the Regional Government of the Department of Barcelona, in the Culture Department, where she is responsible for International Relations.
City of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, SlovénieCultural advisor of strategic planning for the Culture department of the City of Ljubljana, Davor studied for many years the issue of creative industries. He is co-author of the “Livre Blanc on Cultural Policies of local authorities in Europe” (Les Rencontres, 2009). In 2014 he wrote a book called “The creative industries between myth and reality” (published in Macedonian language). Currently, he is working on writing a book on cultural policy which will be published soon.
Deputy Mayor for culture, education and social affairs
City of Ulm
Ulm, GermanyHaving graduated in political sciences and cultural studies, Iris specialized in cultural management. In the early 2000’s, she worked as Head of cultural affairs in Isny and then as Head of the Culture Department of the City of Ulm. Since 2012 , she has been Mayor, with special charge of culture, education and social affairs.
Director of Cultural affairs
City of Tampere
Tampere, FinlandWith a PhD in Finnish history, Jaakko became Director of the Bicentennial Administration Project of the Finnish National Road in the 90’s. Then he worked for several years as headmaster of the Orivesi College of Arts. He participated in many international and national conferences on cultural and heritage matters. He has a particular interest in research in the areas of social, economic and cultural history of transport in the Baltic Sea. He has been the director of Cultural affairs for the City of Tampere since 2006.
/ Executive Director of the Communications and Strategies Departement of the Arad County Council, RomaniaAndrei Ando is the Executive Director of the Communications and Strategies Departement of the Arad County Council, Romania. He teaches communication since 2008 at the Arad State University. He defended a Summa Cum Laudae PhD in Philology. He is the initiator and coordinator of the "Activarium”, a Euroregional Cultural Consortium, operating within the Euroregion in Serbia, Hungary and Romania. The goal of the Consortium is to create a cultural network in order to achieve a joint calendar of cultural events; to facilitate the movement of artists and participants to cultural events st euroregional level; to promote the initiative and creativity; to contribute to social cohesion through culture in the Euroregion. He also partners with the Timisoara 2021 European Capital of Culture Association. With a strong background in the media, leading one of the most important regional television in Romania for 7 years, he won three national awards as a journalist. He also founded two cultural associations and a civic one.