Lars Ebert
Secretary General

Until 2022, Lars Ebert was co-director of the cultural centre H401 in Amsterdam, whilst maintaining an independent practice as advisor, facilitator and curator. Previously he was deputy director of ELIA – The European League of Institutes of the Arts.

Lars has a long track record of successfully initiating and implementing EU funded multilateral projects on heritage, participation, education and research in and through the arts that he developed in parallel with local, interdisciplinary art programmes. He is a board member of various organisations in arts, culture, education and research such as EQ-Arts, which he co-founded and where he currently is the chair of the board. Lars has German nationality and holds a postgraduate degree in theology. He lives and works in Brussels and Athens.

Natalie Giorgadze
Communications & Community Director

Natalie is a community manager and communications specialist with solid experience in the non-for-profit sector. Attracted by power of words, she passionately searches for new, creative and effective ways of telling stories, stories that inspire and motivate to act. Before joining Culture Action Europe, Natalie worked as communications officer for Women in Development Europe and as freelance writer and project developer at Indigo, a cross-media project. Her previous NGO experience includes working for human rights and environmental networks. Natalie is trained as a journalist and holds a graduate degree in Cultures and Development studies.

At Culture Action Europe, Natalie is responsible for the community management, knowledge creation and communication. She is a member of CAE’s Green Team.

Kornelia Kiss
Projects Director

Kornelia is an international project management professional with wide ranging experience in both the private and the public sector. Before joining CAE, she worked at the European Commission -DG Development Cooperation (DEVCO), as project manager promoting for peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Previously, she also worked at DG Trade, and also as a consultant for the OECD working on results frameworks and indicators. Before joining the Commission, she acquired strong project management and organising skills at leading multinational companies and at an international training company. Her academic background is in economics and business and management consulting.

Gabriele Rosana
Policy Director

Gabriele Rosana is a public policy enthusiast with experiences both in the institutions and in the not-for-profit environment. He is passionate about the EU political project and the role that culture has to play there. During the 8th legislative term, he has worked for the Chair/Coordinator for a major political group of the CULT Committee in the European Parliament, and rapporteur for Creative Europe, extensively following the EU policy-making in the fields of culture, education, media, and digital.

Before joining Culture Action Europe, Gabriele worked as Policy Executive for Fondation EURACTIV and as Advocacy Officer for the Association européenne des conservatoires (AEC). He holds an LL.M. in EU Law from the College of Europe in Bruges and is a freelance journalist covering EU and foreign affairs for various media outlets. He tweets a lot.

Maya Weisinger
Projects & Communications Manager

Maya Weisinger is a community engagement specialist with particular focus on projects at the intersection of social justice and the arts. Before working with the CAE team she worked for ten years in the non-profit sector, defining ways to utilise art and creativity as pathways to diversity, equity and inclusion. As the Community Partnerships Coordinator at the Walker Art Center, she created strategic policy focused on breaking down structural barriers that have traditionally marginalised people of colour, indigenous and immigrant communities, and disabled individuals from large cultural institutions.

At Culture Action Europe, Maya is responsible for overseeing projects and creating pathways for engagement.

Victoria Takacs
Finance Manager (PT)

Viktoria joined the CAE team in 2021 and currently works as a part-time finance manager. She obtained her diploma in the field of corporate finance at Corvinus University, in Hungary. She has professional experience in various multinational companies as a controller and financial expert. She also had the opportunity to gain insight into the public sector as a financial manager at the Hungarian Embassy in Cyprus. In addition to her professional life, Viktoria is a devoted mother of two children and a passionate yoga teacher.

Katie Miller
Policy Intern

Katie is an organizing and advocacy professional with experience working for the nonprofit sector, progressive political campaigns, and the U.S. government. She graduated in 2020 from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish. Katie currently lives in Sevilla, Spain, where she works for the Spanish Ministry of Education as an English Language and Cultural Assistant Teacher and interns remotely with Culture Action Europe. Previously, Katie honed her skills in leadership, communications, and policy analysis as the Communications and Development Coordinator for the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration, a nonprofit that assists LGBTIQ migrants on a global scale. She also dedicated one year of service work through AmeriCorps to Northern Arizona Immigration Legal Services, a pro bono immigration legal aid nonprofit. At Culture Action Europe, Katie focuses on supporting the Policy Director with projects and helping to develop a communications strategy.

Danai Papadaki
Communications & Projects Intern

Danai studied Social Anthropology at “Panteion University of Social and Political Science” in Athens, Greece. She was also the Project-Event Manager of the non-profit organization  “Erasmus Student Network” of Panteion University for the previous 5 years, organizing many charitable activities for the community, cultural events, trips, sports activities-hikings, conferences and workshops for the International Erasmus Students in Greece. Danai is passionate about bringing different cultures closer and developing bonds between people from different countries. Moreover, she is an art enthusiast, as she draws -mostly architectural/building sketches-, and makes digital artworks. Also, she has been a candle-maker for the last 3 years.

Laia Fuste
Events & Administration Intern

Laia is an International Relations student, with a specialisation in Communication, at the Blanquerna University in Barcelona. She is passionate about the potential of interculturalism through linguistic, visual, aural, gestural, and spatial communication, as channeled through arts and culture. Moved by social justice, she strives to create change through this contemporary channel.