Tere Badia, Secretary General

Tere Badia holds a degree in Art History from the Universitat de Barcelona and a MA in Information and Knowledge Society by the IN3 (Internet interdisciplinary Institute) of the UOC.

She is dedicated to cultural research and production in various formats. She has carried out several studies on cultural policies, networks and R+D+i for visual arts. Tere has curated exhibitions and projects of contemporary art. She has been professionally linked to the Interarts Observatory in the 90’s, the communication and multimedia agency Goetzinger&Komplizen (Karlsruhe). Tere coordinated the platform DISONANCIAS in Catalonia for the promotion of the relations between artists and research departments of companies and organizations, as well as the network of visual arts production spaces of Catalonia xarxaprod. Until January 2018, Tere Badia was director of Hangar – center for artistic production and research in Barcelona.

Kornelia Kiss, Operations 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.

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.

Elena Maggi, Policy and Advocacy Trainee

Elena holds a double degree in Philosophy and Political Sciences from the Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne University and a MSc in European Studies: ideas, ideologies and identities from the London School of Economics. Before joining Culture Action Europe, she was a Schumann Trainee in the European Parliament Research Centre (EPRS) and worked at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute (EUI). Passionate about the power of identity narratives and cultural politics, she is dedicated to bringing European culture back at the heart of European policy making and keeping its meaning open to Europe’s inner cultural diversity.

Olivia Lanza, Events Trainee

Olivia recently graduated from HEC Montréal in management of cultural organisations allowing her to deepen her knowledge of the particularities of cultural organizations in a globalized world. She also has a B. Sc. from Université de Montréal, of which one term was completed at University College London in the UK. Before joining the CAE team, she worked as program coordinator for an outside venue promoting inclusivity and representativeness in different fields of art. She has also organized diverse events for fashion organizations, musical bands as well as youth clubs fundraisers. Olivia strives to incorporate arts and culture in everyone’s daily lives and is most passionate about contributing her efforts for the well being of all.