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 an essayist and blogger 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. Before joining Culture Action Europe, Natalie worked as a communications officer for Women in Development Europe and as a 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.
Rosa Pérez Monclús, Senior Policy Officer
Rosa 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.
Sophie Dowden, Policy Officer
Sophie specialises in cultural policy analysis. She has a Bachelors degree in Law and a Masters in World Heritage Studies, the combination of which instilled in her an interest in the purpose of culture and its real and potential effects on European society and its future. This has led her to focus on opportunities for the cultural sector in a time of migration and the possibilities surrounding the dynamic heritage of cultural routes in creating unity, as well as spaces for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding. Her background in the wine industry in the UK and France has also come into play with regard to the possibilities of intangible cultural heritage in promoting active cultural exchange.
Júlia Sardá, Events & Administrations Intern
Júlia is an event intern in her last year of studies at Blanquerna University (Barcelona). She is majoring in International Relations but has been focusing on the communication field. She has always worked at a local level with different cultural organizations and schools, and is excited to take her experience a few steps further with CAE. She is a very active girl, and likes to travel a lot: she has studied in Michigan (USA) and Rabat (Morocco) therefore is fluent in English and French and always keeps an open mind when discovering a new country. During her internship she expects to learn how a non-profit organization operates and gain experience working in “the real world”.
Sangam Silpakar, Communications Intern
Sangam, from Nepal, is currently pursuing her joint Master’s degree programme in Digital Communication Leadership at Vrij Universitet of Brussels, Belgium and University of Salzburg, Austria. She was engaged in the field of Development and Communication in Nepal prior to moving to Europe for her higher studies. She wants to gain a diverse cultural and international experience working in Europe. She is enthusiastic about traveling and always ready to learn and meet new people.