|Executive Committee - Mercedes GIOVINAZZO, President|
Page 2 of 14She holds a degree (Laurea) in Archaeology from the Università degli Studi “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy and a Master’s Degree in Arts Management from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Dijon, France.
Since January 2005 she is director of the Interarts Foundation in Barcelona, a non-governmental organization specialized in international cultural co-operation.
From 2008 to 2010 she was chair of the “Access to culture” Platform set up by the Education and Culture Directorate General of the European Commission in the framework of the structured dialogue process with the non-governmental sector foreseen by the “European Agenda for Culture” and, since October 2008, she is the Chair of the Executive Committee of Culture Action Europe, the European network of cultural organizations (www.cultureactioneurope.org).
She teaches regularly in different postgraduate arts management courses and has published several articles on issues related with international cultural cooperation.
Previously, she has been Director of Services and Deputy Director of Customer Services at the Universal Forum of Cultures – Barcelona 2004, S.A. holding responsibilities in planning, contracting and management of general services and customer services; Administrator at the Division of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, DG IV, at the Council of Europe, intergovernmental organization with 47 member States and its headquarters in Strasbourg, France, with responsibilities for the coordination and management of international cultural cooperation projects; director of the Mastère Européen Management des Entreprises Culturelles at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Dijon, France.