Under the coordination of Hugo De Greef, leading and experienced festival operators, professionals and artists from all over the world, guided the participants through the seven days. Mentors and presenters, pioneering festival managers, gave lectures, lead workshops and took part in round tables and debates – all of them spendt several days with the participants allowing face-to-face contacts and discussions.

Hortense Archambault

Director MC93 La Maison de la Culture de la Seine Saint-Denis, Bobigny, Former Director Avignon Festival - France

Hugo De Greef

Atelier Coordinator, former EFA Secretary General, Director European Capital of Culture Bruges 2002, Co-Founder Kaaitheater Brussels - Belgium

Rania Elias

Director Yabous Cultural Centre and Jerusalem Festival - Palestine

Bernard Faivre d’Arcier

President Lyon Biennial, former long-standing Artistic Director Avignon Festival - France

Nele Hertling

Vice President Academy of Arts Berlin, Member Strategy Group “A Soul for Europe” – Germany

Ruth Mackenzie

Director Holland Festival, General Manager Olympic Cultural Festival 2012 – Netherlands/UK

Alain Weber

Artistic Director of the Fez Sacred Music Festival - Morocco

Positions correct as of March 2015

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