Cultural policy is part of all walks of life, from food and travel to the arts and entertainment. These blog posts will touch on a number of matters surrounding my country of residence, Malta, Europe and the Mediterranean.

I read for a PhD in cultural relations in the Mediterranean at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona (2012) and an M.A. in European Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Warwick (2005) as a Chevening Scholar.

In recent years I acted as a member of the scientific committee of the Transatlantic Dialogue conference series held every three years by the University of Luxembourg (https://transatlanticdialogue.uni.lu/), a member of the scientific committee of The Phoenicians’ Cultural Route of the Council of Europe on behalf of the Maltese cultural association Inizjamed (http://fenici.net/en/, https://www.inizjamed.org/), and a member of the coordinating team of the Brokering Intercultural Exchange Network, a research network exploring the role of arts and cultural management (https://managingculture.net/).

Formerly I had led preparations for the European Capital of Culture in Malta (2011-2017) and addressed cultural matters at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU in Brussels as cultural attaché (2006-2011). I worked as international projects coordinator with a focus on EU collaboration at the Institute for Tourism, Travel & Culture at the University of Malta and since December 2020 I’m carrying out research and project management for the World Heritage Nomination Project at the Maltese ministry for culture.

My research is available at website (https://culturalpolicy.blog/).

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