An Intercultura Consult project, realized with the support of the National "Culture" Fund, Bulgaria.
"Vitality" is an initiative that supports the cultural sector and creative industries in Bulgaria to develop capacity in themes crucial for their development in a shared programme of 3 days.
From March 15 to March 17, 2023, a group of 20 selected professionals will have the opportunity to work with experts from Bulgaria and Europe and share knowledge in key themes:
● Sustainable teams and workflow
● Circular economy and vitality
● Economic sustainability and Creators – Audiences relationship
● Economic sustainability: partnerships and co-creation
The participants will address upcoming business models in the creative sector. They will have the opportunity to develop partnerships and design new proposals that will boost the success rate of a subsequent funding application.
The call for participants is now open! Representatives of cultural organizations in Bulgaria are welcome to apply by February 24.
Ms. Josyane Franc has more than 30 years of experience in the field of international cultural relations, project conception, management and coordination. She was Head of international affairs for the Cité du Design and Saint-Etienne School of Art and Design (ESADSE)- France. In 2022, she was awarded Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit) one the highest French National recognition for civilians with outstanding contributions who honours her career and commitment to culture.
Today, she is Advisor international design networks & Ambassador of Cité du Design with regard to international design networks project conception, management and coordination
Tsveta Andreeva is a Public Policy Manager at the European Cultural Foundation, in charge of EU public policy monitoring, advocacy, research, European partnerships and projects. Since 2020 working on A Cultural Deal for Europe campaign (in partnership with Culture Action Europe and Europa Nostra). Tsveta’s professional background is in cultural policy, management and economics. She holds a PhD in Cultural Economics from University of National and World Economy (Sofia). She accomplished her MA in Sofia, followed by post-graduate studies in Dijon (France) and Birmingham (UK). Before joining ECF in 2009, she worked in the International cultural cooperation and European affairs at the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria. Her research activities are in the areas of cultural and creative economy and policies.
Veronika Romhány is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brussels, Belgium. Her current doctorate research at LUCA-KULeuven (Belgium) aims to create a rhizomatic, gamified research catalog to visualize collaborative creations and monitor how can co-creation reshape knowledge production and our understanding of the production of subjectivity - through practice. She is also an active member of a DIY artist group and artist-run gallery, MŰTŐ (HU), and a member of the Digital Society Institute. As part of her artistic practice and research, she has also been collaborating for years with musicians from the international, experimental music scene. She worked as a mentor at Game LAB, Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange between 2021 and 2022, and based on her research focus, as a Ph.D. junior researcher she is involved in three FilmEU pilots.
Nadia Mihova has been a Human Resources Manager at Ernst & Young Bulgaria (EY) for 10 years. She manages the main processes of employee training and development, performance evaluation, motivation and retention. She is a psychologist by education and has been a certified coach for several years. Before EY Bulgaria, Nadia worked for consulting companies in the field of personnel selection, organizational consulting and development of motivation and retention schemes. She participated as a consultant in projects concerning persons with specific needs in order to facilitate their integration into the labor market.
Dr. Petya Koleva is an expert in process design and innovation for CCIs. She is the director of Intercultura Consult.
Milena Berbenkova is audience analysis and development specialist at Intercultura Consult.
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