Informal meeting of the European Ministers responsible for Cultural Affairs : «The new role and new responsibilities of Ministers of Culture in initiating intercultural dialogue, with due regard for cultural diversity» - Strasbourg, 17- 18 February 2003
The Curriculum Vitae presented in this document
Etats parties à la
ALBANIA / ALBANIE
Mrs. Arta DADE
Family name: DADE
Data of birth: 15.03.1953
1968-1972: Secondary Education, Language school, Tirana
1991: Member of Socialist Party of Albania,SPA
1992: Member of the Presidency of SPA
1997-2003: Member of Parliament, Socialist Group
1997-1998: Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport
1998-2001: Vice-Chair of the Foreign Policy Committee of Europe
2001 – 2002: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Albania
2002 – onward: Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Republic of Albania
1991- Member of Socialist Women Forum and other NGO-s
1993 -Member of European Forum of the Left Women
Participant in numerous International Political, Social and Scientific Conferences
Member of Global Forum of Leading Women
Author of many political, social and scientific articles
English, French & Italian
ANDORRA / PRINCIPAUTÉ D'ANDORRE
Mme Imma TOR FAUS
ARMENIA / ARMÉNIE
Mr Karen ARISTAKESYAN
born in 14 May, 1969, Erevan, Armenia
Secondary school after D. Varuzhan /with distinction/
Erevan State University, philological department
National Academy of Science of Armenia after M. Abelyan,
1992-till now: “Marenadaran” Old Scripts Scientific-Research Institute after Mastots, as the science officer
1997 June : Assistant to the Minister of Culture, youth affairs and sports
1999 January : Chief adviser to the Minister of Culture, youth affairs and sports
2000 March : Deputy Minister of Culture, youth affairs and sports
Russian /advanced/, English
Author of philological, currant affairs writing articles and a number of legal acts
In 2002 November by the President of the Republic of Armenia and the National Assemble was ratified his authored law “On the Principals of Cultural Legislation”
5 Tumanian str, 375001 Yerevan, Armenia
AUSTRIA / AUTRICHE
Dr. Florian HAUG
1965 : Graduation from High School (Bundesrealgymnasium Wels/
1965/1966 : Military Service (JgS Saalfelden, Imst)
1966-1971: Studied Law at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna
Study at the Music Conservatory in Innsbruck and at the
1967: Scholarship at the University for Foreigners in Perugia (Italian History of Civilization)
1971-1974: Law Internship in Vienna and Graz
1972: 3-month Internship at the Continental Illinois Bank/Vienna
1974-1990: District Court Judge (Vienna: Favoriten and Donaustadt)
1990: Joining the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (Office of International Law)
1991: Summer Course ENA in Paris/France
1991-1993: MFA–Department of International Law
1993-1997: Austrian Embassy in The Hague (Deputy Head of Mission)
1997 – 2001: Austrian Ambassador to Lithuania
March 2002: MFA–Head of Department for Scientific and Technical
September 2002: Chairman/Board of Trustees of the “Österreich-Institut”
AZERBAIJAN / AZERBAÏDJAN
Professor Polad BYULBYULOGLU
December 26, 1988-present: Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
FEBRUARY 1987-DECEMBER 1988: DIRECTOR OF THE AZERBAIJAN STATE
1963 – 1968: Azerbaijan State
Honorary prizes and awards
2000: Professor of music, degree given by the Supreme
2000 : Opening of the Star of Polad Byulbyuloglu on the Star Square in Moscow
1995 : Honorary Professor of the Azerbaijan State University of Arts and Culture after A.Guseynzade
1991: Doctor of Arts of the National Creative Academy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1992: Honorary Letter of the Supreme Council of Chuvash ASSR
1999-present: Academician-member of the International Humanitarian Academy
M. Valery RAMASHKA
Date de nasissance
Représentant du Bélarus au Conseil de l’Europe
Vice-Directeur du Département juridique du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
Conseiller du Département consulaire du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
Vice-Directeur de l’Institut Bélarus de la législation et du dévelopement d’Etat
Conseiller juridique de Secrétariat général du Conseil des Ministres du Bélarus
BELGIUM / BELGIQUE
Flemish Community/Communauté flamande
Focus in 2001-2002
Essays dealing with the European Union, enlargement, regional organization,
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / BOSNIE-HERZÉGOVINE
Mr. Dubravko LOVRENOVIC
Dubravko Lovrenović was born in Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on August 30, 1956. He graduated from Philosophy Faculty (the Department of History) University of Sarajevo in 1979.
In 1980 he was appointed to work as an assistant on the subject General History of the Middle Ages at the Philosophy Faculty in Sarajevo. He enrolled in the Philosophy Faculty at University of Belgrade in 1981 where he received his Master's Degree in 1985, by conferring upon his master's thesis on the subject: «The Balkan Countries Versus Venetian-Hungarian Wars in the Early XV Century». After his research in the archives of Dubrovnik, Zadar and Zagreb, he registered for a doctorate in history at he Philosophy Faculty in Sarajevo in 1989, the subject of thesis of which was «Hungary and Bosnia from 1387 to 1463». In the preparation for the doctorate he completed a six-month specialization research at the Faculty Etvos Lorand of the University of Budapest.
At the beginning of 1990 he was appointed for the post of Senior Assistant at the Philosophy Faculty in Sarajevo. After defending his doctoral thesis in 1999 he was appointed to the position of Assistant Professor on the subject General History of the Middle Ages at the Department of History at the Philosophy Faculty in Sarajevo.
Currently, Dr. Lovrenović performs the duty of the Vice Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports in the Administration of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and conducts the Center for Historian Research at the International Forum Bosnia in Sarajevo.
Ms. Lidija, TOPIC
She was born in 1967 in Sarajevo. Elementary and secondary school, as well as the Academy of Art, finished in Sarajevo. The sixth grade of the elementary school finished in London, fourth grade of the Grammar School in Scotland, Orkney Islands and fourth year of the Faculty at the Murray State University, Kentucky, USA.
Until the war, she exhibited individually and at collective exhibitions. She is a member of the Association of Visual and Applied Artists of BiH. She won Youth Saloon Award in 1990.
At the beginning of the war in Sarajevo, she moved to Zagreb. From 1992 to 1996 she worked for the UNHCR, a leading humanitarian agency in the Republic of Croatia. She ran training programs for refugees with special needs in Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Geneva and New York.
In 1996, she returned to Sarajevo and started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH. From 1996 to 2000, she performed duties of the Deputy Permanent Representative at BiH Mission to the UN in New-York; in 2000, Deputy Minister of European Integration; in 2001, Head of the Department for UN and Other International Organisations at the MFA of BiH. On 1 November 2002, she was appointed for the position of the acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs.
She is a Vice-President of the BiH delegations in work of the UN General Assembly, Special Sessions, Millennium Summit, Un Session on the Fight against the Organised Crime, led BiH delegation at G77 Summit in Havana, Cuba. On behalf of BiH, she addressed at the UN Special Session on Women in New York, Forum for Global Action against Human Trafficking in Sicily, etc.
She studied human rights at the Columbia University in New York.
She was elected for the Vice-President of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Special Session on Children, initiated the Regional Preparation for the UN Special Session, held in Berlin in 2001, where representatives from 52 states participated. She presided over the working group on Protection of Children.
Married, mother of five-year Filip.
BULGARIA / BULGARIE
Professor Bojidar ABRASHEV
Prof. Bojidar Abrashev was born on 28 March 1936 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
He majored in composition from the State Music Academy in 1960. He has a Doctor’s Degree (1976) and a Doctor of Art Degree (1991).
From 1963 until 1966 he was the bandleader of the Filip Koutev State Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances. Since 1964 he is teaching at the State Music Academy in Sofia and also he is a guest lecturer at Music and Dance Academy in Plovdiv, Sofia University, Shoumen University and Blagoevgrad University.
In 1967 he became a member of the Union of Bulgarian Composers.
Prof. Abrashev is the author of a large number of scholarly papers and publications and has composed some 60 opuses and music pieces – symphonies, chamber music, vocal works.
He has been decorated with St.Cyril and St. Methodius Order, 2nd class.
Prof. Bojidar Abrashev is Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria since July 2001. It is his first political position. Member of the ruling political party National Movement Simeon II.
Languages: German and Russian, working knowledge of English.
Married, with three children.
CROATIA / CROATIE
Dr. Antun VUJIĆ, Ph.D.
Minister of Culture
Born in Dubrovnik on 14 July 1945.
Commenced studies at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Zagreb in 1963, where he graduated in 1967 with a degree in philosophy and sociology.
During his studies he was the editor of Studentski list, the student newspaper.
In 1967 he launched and headed Omladinski tjednik (Youth Weekly), a paper created in the spirit of the “underground” youth culture of the time, and in 1969 he became the director of the Youth Cultural Activity Centre.
In 1971, he was politically affiliated with the democratic movement of so-called Croatian Spring. After purge in 1972 he was dismissed from all jobs.
Since 1974, he has been engaged in the Yugoslav Lexicographical Institute in Zagreb, where he worked on encyclopaedias and lexicons; he continued his post- graduate study of philosophy at the International Inter-university Centre in Dubrovnik. He achieved a master of science degree in 1976.
After a pause of many years, in the middle of the 1980s his works began to appear under his name in professional journals, mostly dealing with philosophical-scientific themes; he is the author of a number of lexicographical and socio-political studies.
He was the first in Croatia to write about the philosophy of K.R.Popper, and achieved a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1985. In 1987 he published the book Otvorena znanost i otvoreno društvo ( Open Science and Open Society).
In 1994, after the unification of the SDH and the SDP (Croatia’s other social democratic party), he became the president of the SDP Advisory Council, participating in its development as the strongest party in Croatia by 1999.
Since 1995 he has been a parliamentary deputy, a member of the Croatian parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe (1996) and the Inter-parliamentary Union (1997); he was the vice-chair of the parliamentary Committee on Education, Culture and Science.
After the elections held in January 2000, he became minister of culture of the Republic of Croatia.
In additional to his political activity, in 1993 he initiated and became the editor-in-chief of Hrvatski leksikon (Croatian Lexicon), a large national encyclopaedic work (volume I published in 1996, volume II in 1997). He was presented with the National Science Award in recognition of his efforts in this project (1998).
CYPRUS / CHYPRE
Dr. Petros M. KAREKLAS
Personal data: Born 19/4/49, Kythrea, Cyprus
Higher Education: Diplom-Volkswirt (MSc Econ), University of Freiburg/Germany
Cyprus Government (1969 -86 and 1999 - to date)
1999-2000: Permanent Secretary (Vice-Minister),
2000 -to date: Permanent Secretary (Vice-Minister)
Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB), (1986 -98)
Member of the Cyprus Stock Exchange Council, (1993 - 1999)
Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (First Class) of the FR of Germany (1989), awarded by HE the former Federal President, Dr R von Weizsaecker, for exceptional services in promoting Cypriot-German relations
Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World (1990 and 2001) and in the Dictionary of International Biography (23rd Ed)
Honourary Award as “Person of the Year 1999 in Cyprus concerning Quality Assurance” (Greek Quality Magazine Eco-Q) – presented by the Greek Parliament President, Mr A. Kaklamanis, on the 5.6.2000 in Zappion, Athens.
CZECH REPUBLIC / RÉPUBLIQUE TCHÈQUE
JUDr. Petra SMOLÍKOVÁ
Name: JUDr. Petra SMOLÍKOVÁ
Date of birth: 22 May 1966
Marital status: Single
1984–1988: Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague
1972–1984: Elementary and secondary schools
2001: Ministry of Culture, Deputy Minister
1999–2001: Ministry of Culture, Director, Legal and Legislation Department
1998–1999: Ministry of Culture, Lawyer
1992–1998: Holiday Inn Prague, Lawyer/Assistant General Manager
1990–1992: Agentura Praga, Lawyer
1989–1990: Pražské kulturní středisko (Prague Culture Centre), Lawyer
DENMARK / DANEMARK
Mr. Per VOETMANN
Graduate in political science
Graduate in the Arts, social studies
Head of Section (Budget) at the Danish Ministry of Culture
Member of The Nordic Contact Group on Cultural Policy Research
Cultural attaché at the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the
Head of Division for Research, Information Technology, National Policy
2000: Chairman of The Nordic Committee for Cultural Cooperation
2001- Director, EU-Affairs, Danish Ministry of Culture
ESTONIA / ESTONIE
Mrs. Reet MIKKEL
2002-presence: Deputy Secretary General (fine arts)
1996-2002: Head of Arts Department, Ministry of Culture
1987-1996: Vice-Chairwoman, Estonian Theatre Union
1973-1987: Responsible secretary, Estonian Theatre Union
1969-1973: Administrative Director, Vanemuine Theatre
1965-1969: Consultant, Estonian Theatre Union
FINLAND / FINLANDE
Mr. Kalevi KIVISTŐ
Lic. Pol. Sci., the University of Helsinki 1969
Lecturer and ass. professor in the University of Jyväskylä 1964-1972
Member of Parliament 1972-1984
Minister of Culture 1975-76, 1977-78
Minister of Culture and Science 1978-1981
Minister of Education 1982
Candidate in the election of president of the republic 1982 and 1988
Governor of the Central Finland Province 1985-1997
Director General, Department for Cultural, Sport and Youth Policy in the
President of the Finnish Red Cross 1999
M. Benoît PAUMIER
Né en février 1961 à Villers-Semeuse (France)
2002: Directeur du Département des affaires internationales
1998: Directeur général de Radio France internationale et de RMC Moyen-Orient
1994: DIRECTEUR ADMINISTRATIF ET FINANCIER DE L’OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS
1993-1994: Conseiller technique au cabinet de M. François BAYROU
1987-1991: Chef du bureau des affaires fiscales et financières/direction de la flotte de commerce – Ministère des transports et de la mer
1985-1987: Elève de l’Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA)
1983: DIPLÔMÉ DE L’INSTITUT D’ÉTUDES POLITIQUES DE PARIS
Chevalier dans l’ordre national du mérite
GEORGIA / GÉORGIE
Mrs. Sesili GOGIBERIDZE
Born in 1961 in Tbilisi.
In 1983 graduated from the Ivane Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi,
1983-1987 - post graduate student at the chair of history of old Georgian literature.
1990-1991 deputy Minister of Education of Georgia.
Since 1998 she is a professor of Tbilisi State University.
1998-2000 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Since 2000 Minister of Culture of Georgia.
GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE
Dr. Gunter MULACK
23.09.1943: Geboren in Landsberg/Warthe, verheiratet, 1 Tochter
GREECE / GRÈCE
Professor Evangelos VENIZELOS
Evangelos Venizelos is the Greek Minister for Culture, member of the Parliament from the Constituency of Thessaloniki, member of the PASOK Executive Committee and Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Thessaloniki.
He was born in Thessaloniki, in 1957. He is married and has one daughter.
Professor Venizelos studied Law at the University of Thessaloniki and the Universite of Paris (Sorbonne II). He is also a Barrister in the Greek Supreme Court.
Since 1993, he has served as Minister under the Andreas Papandreou and Kostas Simitis governments. In particular, he has served the following terms:
Since November 2000, he is serving the Greek government as Minister for Culture for a second time. In this capacity, Mr.Venizelos is also in charge of coordinating the entire range of aspects of the Olympic Preparation (technical works, Cultural Olympiad, athletic preparation, etc).
In addition, Professor Venizelos was the raporteur of the Revision of the Greek Constitution that lasted from 1996 until 2001.
Professor Evangelos Venizelos has authored many books of legal and political interest and has published a multitude of scientific and political studies and articles.
HOLY SEE / SAINT-SIÈGE
Monsignor Paul Richard GALLAGHER
Born : Liverpool, England, 23 January 1954
Primary Education: St Augustin’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Liverpool (1959-1965)
Secondary Education: St Francis Xavier’s College, Liverpool
Seminary: The Venerable English College, Rome (1971-1978)
Thelogical Studies: Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
Ordination to the priesthood: 31 July 1977 (Archidiocese of Liverpool)
Pastoral Assignments (1978-1980)
Canon law studies
Appointment to the diplomatic service of the Holy See: 1 MAY 1984
Diplomatic career to date:
Chaplain to his Holiness 7 February 1987
Prelate of Honour of his Holiness 5 May 1999
HUNGARY / HONGRIE
Mr. Zsolt JĒKELY
Name: Zsolt JÉKELY (Mr.)
KÖZTI (State Planning Institute for Public Buildings)
Ministry of Environment and Construction, Department of Architecture and Heritage
Director of the National Office for the Protection of Historical Monuments
Ministry of Culture and Education, Director General of the International Relations Department
Ministry of Cultural Heritage (one of the legal successors of the former
Hungarian member of the CDPAT, Council of Europe
ICELAND / ISLANDE
Mrs. Karitas H. GUNNARSDÓTTIR
Law degree in 1986 from the University of Iceland.
Assitant judge from 1986-1989.
Attorney from 1989-1992 for a publishing company.
University of Copenhagen 1992-1993, studying EU law, Environmental law and copyright law.
Head of section for international affairs, Ministry of Environment 1993-1995
Head of Division for arts and culture, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture 1995 -2000
Director of office for culture, media, sport and youth, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture from 2000.
IRELAND / IRLANDE
Mr. Michael GRANT
Mr Grant Holds a degree in Commerce (B.Comm) from University College, Dublin, a Diploma in Administration from the Irish Institute of Public Administration and is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, London, UK.
He is the Assistant Secretary General responsible for the development of policy proposals including legislation and the implementation of policy in the areas of the arts, film and culture. The following National Cultural Institutions come under his aegis :-the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, the National Archives, the National Concert Hall and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Other State agencies under his aegis include the Irish Arts Council and the Irish Film Board.
ITALY / ITALIE
Ambassadeur Pietro Ercole AGO
Graduate in Constitutional law on « Bilingualism and Linguistic minorities » in 1965, at the Law Faculty at the University of Rome
Assistant Professor of Diplomatic History, University of Rome 1965/1967.
Entered the Italian Foreign Service as a career diplomat in 1967, being assigned the NATO and the Disarmament Desks in Rome.
From 1969 to 1979 was posted in Prague, Nairobi and Washington.
In 1979 he came back to Rome and was first in charge of the multilateral economic and then of the Energy, Space and scientific cooperation Desk.
On the 1st July 1982 was nominated Embassy Councillor.
He served at the Embassy in Vienna from 1982 to 1986 as Counsellor and then Deputy Head of Mission.
Back at the MFA Headquarters, responsible for political relationships with Italy’s neighbouring Countries, as well as for the poltical aspects of the Central European Initiative (former « Pentagonale ») and for Cooperation in the Mediterranean area. In this capacity played an active role in the Italian policy towards the crises in the Balkans (Albania and former Yugoslavia), in the conclusion with Austria of the Alto Adige case and in the elaboration of the Council of Europe Framework Convention and of the Central European Initiative instrument on the protection of national minorities.
On the 6th April 1990 was nominated Plenipotentiary Minister of second class.
Appointed Ambassador to Hungary in January 1995 and accreditated also to Moldova in January 1996.
On the 23rd December 1997 was nominated Plenipotentiary Minister of first class.
Appointed Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe in October 1999.
President of the Comittee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from May to November 2000. In June 2001 elected Chairman of the Rapporteurs Group on Democratic Stability (GREDS) of the Comittee of Ministers.
LATVIA / LETTONIE
Dr. Uldis LIELPĒTERS
Name, surname: Uldis Lielpēters
1983: graduates from the Art Academy of Latvia;
1978: graduates from the J.Rozentāls Riga Secondary School of Arts;
since 1999 under state secretary of the Ministry of Culture;
1996-1999 director of the Arts Education Centre of the Ministry of Culture;
1990-1996 arts adviser at the School Centre of the Ministry of Culture;
1987-1996 deputy director of the Riga School of Arts;
1984-1987 teacher at the Mārupe Secondary School
LITHUANIA / LITUANIE
Ms. Roma DOVYDĖNIENĖ
Ms. Roma Dovydėnienė was born in 1956 12 02. Graduated from Vilnius University Faculty of Law.
Since 1981 has worked as a lawyer.
1990-1996 has worked as a legal adviser in the trade unions.
In 1992 has been elected as a chairman of Lithuanian commercial trade union.
Since 1996 –Member of the Parliament /Seimas/ of the Republic of Lithuania, Deputy Chairman of Committee on European Affairs, member of Committee on Social Affairs and Labour, member of a parliamentary group of the Social Democratic coalition, member of the parliamentary group for the relations with USA, member of the parliamentary group for the relations with Armenia, member of the parliamentary group for the relations with Republic of Georgia, member of the parliamentary group for the relations with United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, deputy chairman of Seimas delegation to the European Union and the Republic of Lithuanian Joint Parliamentary Committee.
Since 2001 – Minister of Culture.
Mrs. Erna HENNICOT-SCHOEPGES
Name and Christian name: HENNICOT-SCHOEPGES Erna
1947-1953 Primary school of Dudelange
1963-1979: Speaker on the Luxembourgish program of Radio
on the local level
1976-1987 : Member of the local council of Walferdange
on the national level
Member of Parliament
on the international level
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Mr. Richard MUSCAT
M. Veaceslav MADAN,
Ministre de la culture
Né le 27 novembre 1948, Cojusna, Moldavie
1970-1974 : Institut des Arts de Chisinau, spécialité-metteur en scène
1986-1988 : Ecole Supérieure de théâtre de Moscou
Stage et activité professionnelle
1986-1988: Stage au Théâtre “Lenkom”, Moscou
2000 : Stage de management en USA, Kentucky
1974-1986: Comédien au Théâtre Musical et de Drame “A.S.Pushkin”
1988-1990: Metteur en scène Théâtre rus “A.P.Tcekhov”, Chisinau
1990-1995: Fondateur et directeur artistique du Théâtre “Ginta Latina”, Chisinau
1995-2001: Directeur du Théâtre Rus “A.P.Tcekhov”, Chisinau
de juillet 2001 : Viceministre de la culture
de septembre 2001: Premier viceministre de la culture
de décembre 2001: Ministre de la culture
M. Philippe DESLANDES
DESLANDES (Philippe, Marie, Hubert)
Ancien élève de l’Ecole Navale
Officier de Marine (1967-1976)
Elève à l’Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1976-1978)
Directeur du Cabinet du Préfet de la Drôme (1978)
Sous-Préfet de Bayeux (1979)
Détaché à la Direction des Affaires Economiques du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (1982-1986)
Chef de Cabinet du Ministre de l’Intérieur (1986-1988)
Directeur de la Sécurité Civile ( 1988-1989)
Vice-Président d’Alcatel International (1990-1993)
Préfet d’Eure et Loire (1994-1995)
Préfet du Val d’Oise (1995-1998)
Conseiller de Gouvernement pour l’Intérieur
NETHERLANDS / PAYS-BAS
Mr. Theodoor H. ADAMS
Theodoor H. Adams (08-11-1948)
Amsterdam University: Musicology
Director a.i. International Policy
In his previous capacity as Director Cultural Policy he was a.o. responsible for the four-yearly cultural-policy-planning process.
In the framework of the Council of Europe he took active part in the Program “Reviews of National Cultural Policy” (focus: Italy, Slovenia).
He also chaired the first so-called Transversal Review of National Cultural Policy” “, i.e. “National Cultural Institutions in Transition (Fr.: Desetatisation and Privatisation”).
NORWAY / NORVÈGE
Dr. Yngve SLETTHOLM
Name: Yngve Slettholm
1986–1989 : State University of New York, Buffalo, USA: PhD
2001 : State Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Church affairs
1994- Executive board member/ deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Party in Oslo
POLAND / POLOGNE
Mr Waldemar DABROWSKI
Minister of Culture –since 5 July 2002
A graduate of the Electronics Faculty of Warsaw Polytechnic, he held scholarships from the British Council, the Goethe Institute and the US Department of State. He also completed Harvard University’s Executive Programme for Leaders in Development. He was the founder and director of the student club Riwiera-Remont (1973-1978), which became well known for its highly original cultural initiatives. It played host at that time to Michelangelo Antonioni, Julio Cortazar, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrzej Wajda and other outstanding cultural personalities. His student involvement led to the proposal to become deputy director of the Cultural Department of the City of Warsaw, a function he held from 1979 to 1981.
In 1982, together with Jerzy Grzegorzewski, he assumed the management of Warsaw’s Studio Art Centre. There he set up an independent impresario unit promoting leading artists of Poland’s theatre, music and fine-arts scene. In co-operation with Jerzy Maksymiuk and Yehudi Menuhin, he was instrumental in the creation of the Sinfonia Varsovia. He also promoted the Studio’s exhibition activities. He produced more than 70 plays at the Studio Theatre, including the widely acclaimed production, Tamara, the first play in Warsaw to be financed with non-budgetary resources. During that period, the Studio Theatre went on numerous tours and took part in some of the world’s most important theatre festivals. In 1990 he became deputy minister of Culture and Art and head of the Committee of Cinematography. He performed that function for four years and thoroughly reformed Polish cinematography. The summer-holiday Festival of Stars in Międzyzdroje came into being thanks to his initiative.
From 1994 to 1998, Waldemar Dšbrowski served as President of the State Foreign Investment Agency, which was recognised as Europe’s best organisation of its kind at a 1997 trade conference in Chicago.
In September 1998, he became General Director of the Great Theatre-National Opera, working with Jacek Kaspszyk - its artistic and musical director.
He has served as President of the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts, honorary President of the Polish Golfing Association. A Cavalier of the Officer’s Order of Art and Literature of the French Republic. In April 2001, he was awarded the 'Merited for Warsaw' distinction by the Warsaw City Council.
Born in June, 29th 1943 at Covilhã
License on Law
Secretary General of the Portuguese Catholic University (1972/1973)
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Portugal to OECD (1981/1988)
Member of the National Council for Education (1988/1991)
Invited Professor of three Portuguese Universities (1991/1999)
Member of the National Council of Ethics for the Sciences of Life (1996/2001)
Member of the Constitutional Convention (1975/76). Member of the Portuguese Parliament during the I, II, (1976/81) and V, VI, VII and VIII Legislatures (1988/2002)
Leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party (1979/1981).
Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee (1990/1991), Culture, Education and Science Committee (1991/1994) of the Portuguese Parliament
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1989/2002) and Chairperson of the Committees on Science and Technology and on Culture and Education
Member of the Assembly of Western European Union (1990/2002); Vice-President of the Assembly (1995/1996)
Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of PSD (2001/2002)
Minister of Culture since April 2002.
ROMANIA / ROUMANIE
Professeur Räzvan THEODORESCU
Date et lieu de naissance : Bucarest, le 22 mai 1939
A. Activité professionnelle
B. Membre d’associations professionnelles
C. Fonctions publiques
D. Oeuvres publiées
RUSSIAN FEDERATION / FEDERATION DE RUSSIE
Mr. Molchanov Denis VLADIMIROVICH
The date and place of birth: 22.05.1968, Tashkent
Graduated from Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov in 1992
Specialty according the education - journalist on international subjects
Ph. D. History
1991-1992 : Correspondent of the Department of Education,
1992-1996 : Special correspondent, observer, Department editor of "Literaturnaya Gazeta"
Assistant of the Head of Administration of the President of the
1998-2001 : Chief of the Department of Public Relations and Culture
2001-up today : The First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
SAN-MARINO / SAINT-MARIN
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO/ SERBIE ET MONTENEGRO
Mr. Branislav LEČIĆ
Born: August 25, 1955 – Šabac, Yugoslavia
Education: Technical school, Šabac
Carrier: Member of Yugoslav Drama Theater, from 1980
Film “Special education”, “Brigand”, “Promising gay”, “Life with uncle”, “Deaf powder”, “A Summer to remember”, “Boulevard of Revolution”, “Three tickets to Hollywood”, “Neither on the Sky nor on the Earth”, “Battle on Kosovo”, …
Serials “Grey house”, “Aleksa Santic” (main), “Stories from the factory”, “Vuk Karadžić”, “The Base on Danube”, …
TV drama “Gambling”, “Killer”, “Sirens of Mikošić”, “Traders and lovers”, “Chrysanthemum”, “At the end of the way”, “Bukovsky” – monodrama, …
Director of plays:
“Robbers” – Schiller (Belgrade Drama Theater), “St. George kills the Dragon” – D. Kovačević (National Theater, Athens) and “Balkan’s Rhapsody” (Bitef Theater and Bitef Festival)
”Golden laurel wreath” – MES (Sarajevo, 1987), “Sterija’s award” (Novi Sad, 1987), “Orlando” (Dubrovnik Summer Festival, 1987), “Golden Turkey” (1987), “Golden Arena” (Pula, 1990), Grand Prix “Cele Kula” (Nis, 1990), Grand Prix (Moscow film festival, 1991)
Political : Member of the Parliament of Terazije
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO/ SERBIE ET MONTENEGRO
Professor Vesna KILIBARDA
Professor Dr Vesna Kilibarda, graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She received a Masters Degree from the same University and was awarded her Doctoral Degree by the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb.
Before her University career she worked as editor for film and international programmes on the Television Titograd (1978-1986). She was then a lector of Serbian-Croatian language for the Slavistic Studies Department at the Universita "La Sapienza" in Roma. Two years she was teaching at the Faculty of Philology in Bari (Italy).
She is a Chief of the department for Italian language and Literature on the Faculty of Philosophy since 1991.
In the field of the comparative researching of Italian-Montenegrin cultural and literary relations she has published three books and some scientific works. She speaks Italian, English and Russian. Before her nomination to the Minister of culture she was the Vice-president of the University of Montenegro.
SLOVAK REPUBLIC / RÉPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE
Professor Rudolf CHMEL
Associate Professor Dr. Rudolf Chmel, DrSc. was born on 11 February 1939 in the city of Plzeň. In 1961 he graduated in Slovak Literature and Language from the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava. In 1992 he received the academic title DrSc. and in 1993 he became an Associate Professor.
From 1961 he worked in the Slovak Academy of Science (SAV) in Bratislava, initially at the SAV Slovak Literature Institute, later, in 1964, he moved to the SAV World Literature and Languages Institute. In 1973 he became a researcher at the SAV Literary Studies Institute. In 1972 - 1982 he was an editor of the Slovenská literatúra [Slovak Literature] journal and from 1982 Secretary of the Czechoslovak Writers Union. In 1988 he became Editor-in-Chief of Slovenské pohľady [Slovak Views] journal.
From June 1990 until 1992 Rudolf Chmel worked as the Czechoslovak Ambassador in Hungary. After his return to Slovakia he went back to the Slovak Academy of Science.
In 1993 - 2000 he held the post of President of the Open Society Fund in Bratislava. He was the founder and the speaker of Slovakia's Intellectuals Forum and Editor-in-Chief of a social and political monthly OS.
He taught at Charles University in Prague and at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava.
In the 2002 election he has been elected Member of the Parliament for the ANO (New Citizen Alliance) Party, which has nominated him for the Minister of Culture.
He speaks Russian, Hungarian, Polish and German.
He is married and has four children.
SLOVENIA / SLOVÉNIE
Professor Andreja RIHTER
The Minister of Culture, Prof. Andreja Rihter, was born in 1957 in Celje. After matriculating from Celje Grammar School, she studied at the Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana, from which she graduated in history and sociology in 1981. Since 1981, she has been regularly employed at the Museum of Recent History Celje, as its director since 1986. She has worked actively in numerous professional associations, including as president of the Museums Association of Slovenia and national correspondent of the European Museum Forum.
As editor and author, in co-publication among the Museum of Recent History Celje, Mohorjeva družba and Celje Urban Municipality, she has cooperated in the books Biser na Savinji (Pearl on the Savinja) (1993), Josip Pelikan, Slovene photographer (1996) and Monograph of Celje (1999). She is the founder of »Herman's Den«, the only museum for children in Slovenia, as a unit of the Museum of Recent History. She is co-author of the exhibition »To Live in Celje«, which was opened in March 2000. In 1996, an important cultural monument in Celje, the studio of glass photography of Josip Pelikan (unique in Slovenia) was rescued under her leadership, and at the start of the nineties, a dentistry collection, similarly of unique national importance.
Her professional work has also been connected with active participation at international museum conferences and meetings, and she has also been organiser of international professional meetings in Slovenia. The most recent was in 1999 in Ljubljana, when the Museums Association of Slovenia hosted award of the European Museum of the Year Award. She has received numerous awards and recognitions. In 1992, she received the bronze shield of the City of Celje for her successful leadership of the Celje Museum of Recent History. In 1999, the Museum of Recent History was awarded the silver shield of the City of Celje. In 1993, she received the Švab Award for her efforts towards protecting the heritage in the field of dentistry, and in 1996, the Valvasor Award for her arrangement of the children's museum, Herman's Den. Herman's Den museum for children was nominated for European Museum of the Year.
SPAIN / ESPAGNE
Mrs Áurea Mª ROLDÁN MARTÍN
Letrada del Consejo de Estado, habiendo estado adscrita a las Secciones 1ª (Presidencia, Asuntos Exteriores y Administraciones Públicas) y 2ª (Justicia).
Comisaria de la Comisión Nacional del Centenario del nacimiento de Joaquín Rodrigo (2000-2001).
Abogada colegiada (no ejerciente en la actualidad) en el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid.
Profesora Asociada de Derecho Internacional Privado en el CEU (curso 1998-99).
Profesora de Prácticas de Derecho Comunitario en la Escuela de Práctica Jurídica de la Universidad CEES (1999).
Curso de Derecho Internacional Público en la Academia de Derecho Internacional de La Haya.
Master en Operaciones y Servicios Financieros por el Instituto de Estudios Financieros.
Cursos de Doctorado sobre contratación internacional en el Departamento de Derecho Internacional Público y Privado de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Complutense.
Participación en el Programa Karolus de la Comisión Europea para el Intercambio de funcionarios comunitarios. Estancia en Alemania (septiembre-octubre, 1999) en los Ministerios federales de Economía y de Justicia para el estudio del sistema alemán de contratos de las Administraciones Públicas.
Publicaciones y Conferencias
Diversos trabajos en materia de servicio público, de función pública, responsabilidad patrimonial de la Administración del Estado y contratación de las Administraciones Públicas.
SWEDEN / SUÈDE
1978 : Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Researcher
1979 : National Board of Trade, Economist
1986 : Swedish Ministry of Industry, Head of Section
1992 : "Image Sweden" – governmental agency for the international promotion of Sweden, Project Manager
1993 : Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Head of Section
1995 : Ministry of Public Administration, Director
1996 : Ministry of the Interior, Director
1997 : Ministry of Culture, Director
2002 : Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Permanent representation of Sweden to the European Union, Cultural Counsellor
SWITZERLAND / SUISSE
M. David STREIFF
Date de naissance : 19 février 1945
Enfance à : Aathal/Oberland zurichois
1957 – 1963 : École cantonale de l’Oberland zurichois, maturité grecque
Doctorat ès lettres,
Printemps 1973 – 1977 : Premier directeur à plein temps du Centre suisse du cinéma, à Zurich (sous sa direction, l’association change de statut et devient une fondation)
1977 – 1981 : Freelance en Italie (Volterra)
Pendant ces années-là, mandats en faveur du cinéma suisse (Centre du cinéma/Pro Helvetia/Sorrente) et du Festival du film de Locarno (membre, à partir de 1978, de la Commissione artistica nouvellement fondée et du Comitato esecutivo). Collaboration à temps partiel auprès de la « Fondation pour la photographie » (Conseil de fondation à partir de 1979, collaboration à diverses expositions, monographie consacrée à Gotthard Schuh, parue en 1982 aux éditions Bentelli).
1981 : Nommé Directeur du Festival du film de Locarno
1991 : David Streiff quitte le Festival du film de Locarno pour assumer le poste de Directeur de la « Fondation suisse pour la photographie », dont le siège est à la Kunsthaus de Zurich
Octobre 1993 : Nommé Directeur de l’Office fédéral de la culture
THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA/
Mr. Blagoj STEFANOVSKI
Name: Blagoj Stefanovski
Born: 7 March 1953
Marital status: Married / one son
Current position : Minister of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia (since1 November 2002)
Work address:bul. Ilinden bb, 1000 Skopje, R.Macedonia
Phones: 00 389 2 214-525, 128-150
Fax: 00 389 2 226 - 920
FACULTY OF DRAMA ART, SKOPJE / CLASS OF PROFFESOR V. MILCHIN / GRADUATED 1975, MENTOR LJ. GEORGIEVSKI
1975 - Actor of the National Theatre in Bitola
1980 - 2002 (till 1 November 2002) - Director and actor of the National Theatre in Bitola. During his term the Theatre won the most outstanding national and international awards.
1984- BEST ARTIST AWARD, MACEDONIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL " VOJDAN CHERNODRINSKI"
1989/90 : President, International Festival for Film Camera " Manaki Brothers"
1992 : Selector of the Ohrid Summer Festival
1996/97 : President of the Council of Ohrid Summer Festival
January 2003 : President of the UNESCO National Commission
1994-1998 : DEPUTY IN THE PARLIAMENT OF R.MACEDONIA ( POLITICAL PARTY - SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE OF MACEDONIA) AND PRESIDENT OF ITS COMMISSION FOR CULTURE.
Russian and English
TURKEY / TURQUIE
Dr. Hũseyin ÇELİK
ETUDES ET FONCTIONS :
Le Maître de conférence Dr Hüseyin Çelik est né en 1959 dans la sous-préfecture Gürpınar dépendant de la province de Van. Diplômé en 1983 de la Faculté de Lettres de l’Université d’Istanbul. Il a commencé la même année à travailler en tant qu’assistant à l’Université Yüzüncü Yıl. En 1987, il est entré dans le cadre de l’Université d’Istanbul. Il s’est rendu en Angleterre entre 1988-1991 pour effectuer des recherches pour son doctorat. En même temps, il a poursuivi, à l’Université de Londres, un programme de maîtrise dans le « Département Tukrkish Politics à The School of Oriental and African Studies. »
Il s’est rendu en Belgique, Pays-Bas, Allemagne, Autriche, Suisse, Italie et France afin d’effectuer des recherches sur “La Société des Nouveaux Ottomans” qui est le premier mouvement politique en Turquie. En 1991, il a terminé son doctorat ayant pour sujet “Ali Suavi et son Epoque”. En 1992, il devint Maître de conférence adjoint à l’Université Yüzüncü Yıl et Maître de Conférence en 1997.
Il fut élu député de Van du DYP (Parti de la Juste Voie) aux élections du 18 avril 1999. Le 3 juillet 2001, il démissionna du DYP pour prendre place parmi les fondateurs du Parti AK (Parti de la Justice et du Développement ). Actuellement député de Van, il assume la fonction de Ministre de la Culture au 58ème gouvernement de la République de Turquie.
Hũseyin Çelik, qui a publié 15 ouvrages sur les courants intellectuels et politiques, la culture turque, l’histoire politique, la littérature turque et les problèmes actuels du pays, est marié et père de trois enfants. Il connaît l’anglais.
Mr.Yuri Petrovitch BOHUTSKIY
Born September 24, 1952, Kherson region.
Education: In 1971 graduated from Kherson School of Culture; in 1975 graduated from Kyiv State Institute of Culture; In 1986 graduated from High Party School of CPSU.
Began to work in 1975 in the Textile workers’ Palace of culture, Kherson. During the period 1977-91 - comsomol worker in Kherson and party worker in Kyiv. In August, 1991 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine, in 1992-94 years Aide to the President of Ukraine, and in 1994-95 - alternate professor in the Institute of skills improvement of the workers of culture. In 1995 - Deputy Chairman of the Board of Arts Development Promotion Fund in Kiev. 1995-1999 - adviser, assistant of the Prime Minister of Ukraine. In January-August 1999, he was the Head of the Humanitarian issues Department of the Administration of the President of Ukraine, and since August 1999 - Minister of Culture and Arts of Ukraine. Since January 1999 till May 2001- Deputy Chief of the Administration of the President of Ukraine - Head of the Central Department on Internal policy. By the decree of the President of Ukraine from May 30, 2001 he is appointed the Minister of culture and arts of Ukraine.
UNITED KINGDOM / ROYAUME-UNI
Mrs. Jenny RANDERSON
Jenny Randerson, AM for Cardiff Central was appointed as the first National Assembly Culture and Sports Minister responsible for arts, sports, libraries, museums and the Welsh Language with the formation of the Liberal Democrat – Labour partnership Government in October 2000, since July 2002 she has also been Acting Deputy First Minister.
Educated at Bedford College, London University, Jenny's early career as a History and Economics teacher at Llanishen High School in Cardiff progressed to her becoming a lecturer and manager at Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff until she was elected to the Assembly in may 1999.
In the first 18 months of the Assembly she was Liberal Democrat Business Manager and and Education spokesperson. Her role as the former Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Arts, Culture and Sport and on the bidding Committee to bring the Commonwealth Games to Cardiff in the 1980's provides a strong background for this high profile portfolio introduced as part of the new partnership Agreement.
Jenny was a Cardiff Councillor for 18 Years and prior to election to the National Assembly for Wales, she was a JP and a former Leader of the Opposition on Cardiff County Council. Jenny Randerson is married with two adult children and lives in her Cardiff Central Constituency. Her interests include travelling and gardening, attending theatre and concerts and her family are keen amateur musicians.
As Culture Minister she unveiled the Welsh Government’s first Culture Strategy “Creative Future - Cymru Greadigol” in February 2002. Her Ministerial priorities include strengthening the resource base available for culture, developing culture as a cross cutting issue which impacts on economic growth, community development and Wales’ international profile and ensuring adequate support for the Welsh language and the development of bi-lingualism in Wales.
Comité des Ministres
M. Rokas BERNOTAS
Né le 2 août 1952 à Vilnius (Lituanie)
Travaux de recherches en Chimie, 11 certificats d’invention, articles dans le domaine des relations internationales et de la culture orientale
M. Jacques LEGENDRE
Président de la sous-commission du patrimoine culturel de l’APE.
Né le 2.12.1941
Adresse : Palais du Luxembourg, 75 291 Paris, Cedex 06
Marié, 3 enfants
Licence, CAPES, DES de Lettres modernes
1973-88 : Député du Nord
avril 1977-mai 1981 : Secrétaire d’Etat à la Formation professionnelle
1977-1992 : Maire de Cambrai (démission en 1992 en raison du cumul des mandats)
Membre du Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais
Depuis 1986 : Conseiller régional, Président du Groupe Union pour la France (1992-98)
Depuis 1992 : Sénateur du Nord
Depuis 1992 Rapporteur général de la Commission départementale de coopération intercommunaute du Nord
Depuis 1995 : Président du Comité d’Orientation de l’Institut de la Décentralisation
A l’Assemblée parlementaire :
Membre de la sous-commission du patrimoine culturel
Membre de la sous-commission des migrations
CongrÈs des Pouvoirs Locaux et Régionaux de l’Europe (CPLRE)
Mr. B.J.M. Baron VAN VOORST TOT VOORST
Queen's Commissioner for the province of Limburg
Baron Berend-Jan Marie van Voorst tot Voorst was born on 7 February 1944 at Beek in the municipality of Ubbergen, province of Gelderland. After attending a pre-university school (classics), he went on to read Dutch law at Nijmegen University, graduating in 1968. From 1964 to 1965 he studied political science at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
He was employed by the European Integration Department of the Directorate General for Foreign Economic Relations at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1968 and 1969. During 1969 he was on the staff of Mr. Sassen, a member of the Commission of the European Communities, and on the staff of the Ministry of Finance, resuming his post at the Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1970 to 1971.
From 1971 to 1977 he was a member of the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the European Communities.
From 1977 to 1980 he was Deputy Director of Bilateral Affairs at the Directorate General for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Between 1981 and 1985 he was employed as Deputy Chef de Cabinet to Mr. F. Andriessen, Vice-President of the Commission of the European Communities.
From 1985 to 1988 he was Deputy Director General for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
On 27 September 1988 he was appointed State Secretary for Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for European Affairs, in the second government under Prime Minister Lubbers. On 7 September 1989 he was elected to Member of Parliament for the Christian Democratic Party CDA. On 7 November 1989 he was appointed State Secretary for Defence in the third government under Prime Minister Lubbers.
On 2 July 1993 he was appointed Queen's Commissioner for the province of Limburg.
Baron van Voorst tot Voorst was appointed Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau on 20 August 1993.
Baron van Voorst tot Voorst is married and has three children.
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS / CONSEIL DES MINISTRES
EUROPEAN COMMISSION / COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ÉTATS-UNIS D’AMÉRIQUE
Mr Christopher DAVIS
Name: Christopher Davis
Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh, 1984, Anthropology
Foreign service Experience:
2000-2002: Officer-in-Charge France Desk
1998-2000: Deputy Chief of Mission, US
1996-1998: Consul (Pol/Econ Officer)
1995-1996: Foreign Service Institute, Russian
1992-1995: Political Officer, US.Embassy,
1990-1992: Counterterrorism Analyst, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
1989-1990: Staff Assistant, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
1987-1989: Political Officer, US Embassy, Conakry, Guinea
1985-1987: Political/Consular Officer, US. Embassy, N’Djamena, Chad
Meritorious Honor Award-2002
Mme Marie BEDARD
Madame Marie Bédard détient un certificat en sciences politiques (relations internationales), et un baccalauréat ès arts (géographie) de l’Université Laval, Québec.
Madame Bédard possède une vaste expérience gouvernementale. Elle a débuté sa carrière comme conseillère en politique au sein du gouvernement du Québec.
De 1985 à 1988, elle à été conseillère au Ministre des Transports et de développement régional du Québec. Elle a aussi occupé les postes de vice-présidente des communications et de présidente – directrice générale de l’Office de la protection du consommateur du Québec.
De 1998-2001, elle a assumé les fonctions de directrice générale des communications du Ministère d’Industrie Canada.
En 2002, Madame Bédard était la directrice exécutive du Secrétariat 2004-2008 au Ministère du Patrimoine canadien. Depuis janvier 2003, elle occupe le poste de conseillère spéciale au bureau du sous-ministre adjoint, affaires internationales et intergouvernementales, du Ministère du Patrimoine canadien.
Mr Hidekazu Yamaguchi
Mr Yamaguchi was born in 1948, in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.
In 1971 he was admitted to the entry examination for Career Diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1972 he received his Diploma from the Faculty of Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo and, in the same year, entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Yamaguchi was posted as First Secretary to the Japanese Embassies in Egypt and in France, in 1981 and 1984 respectively. In 1986, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Political Service, Office of the United Nations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and in 1998, worked in the Archive Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1992 , Mr Yamaguchi joins Japanese Embassy in Sweden, as Councillor. In 1995, he is appointed Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Argentina.
During 1997, Mr Yamaguchi worked as a researcher for the Japan Highway Public Corporation, an organism attached to the Ministry of Construction, in Japan. In 1999 Mr Yamaguchi was appointed Executive Director of the Japan International Labour Foundation
In April 2001, Mr Yamaguchi is appointed Consul General of Japan in Strasbourg, head of the Permanent Observer Mission of Japan with the Council of Europe.
MEXICO / MEXIQUE
M. Carlos Salaza-Diez DE SOLLAN
2000-2001 : Member of the “Reform of the State Commission,” Mexico
1998-2001 : Director of the International Relations Office, Partido Acción Nacional (Pan), Mexico –covering also the campaign of Vicente Fox, Pan’s Presidential Candidate (Nov. 1999 to July 2000)
1998-2001 : Professor of International Relations Theory, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus
1991-2001 : Managing Director, The Phoenix Institute (New York), organizer of the following programs:
1999 - August Conference on: “The Crisis of Ideologies and the Third Way,”
1997 - Summer Program on Perspectives for the Study of Economic Science,
1996 - Summer Program on Modernity, Relativism and Cultural Revival,
1996 - March, Conference on: “The Polis and the Market,” El Escorial, Spain
1995 - Summer Program for the Study of Western Institutions,
1995 - April, Conference on: “The Moral Crisis of Western Democracies”
1994 - July, Negotiation Workshop by the Harvard Negotiation Project,
1993 - April, Conference on: “University and Modernity,”
1992 - Summer Program for the Study of Western Institutions,
1991 -Course of Lectures on Education to Politics, Offices of the European Parliament,
1994-1996 Secretariat of International Relations, Cristiani Democratici Uniti,
«La relación México–Estados Unidos,» in Documentos de Trabajo, Mesa VI: Comisión de Estudios para la Reforma del Estado, México 2001 ; «Interés Nacional e Identidad Propia,» in México en el Mundo del Siglo XXI, México, 2001, Año 2, No. 7; «Elections in Mexico: The Impact on U.S.–Mexican Relations,» in The Heritage Foundation: Heritage Lectures, Washington, 2000, No. 670; «Las relaciones entre México y la Unión Europea,» in Actos de la Conferencia del Centenario del Natalicio de Efraín González Luna, Guadalajara 1998
ISRAEL / ISRAËL
M. Yitzhak ELDAN
M Eldan est né au Maroc en 1943 et il a emigré en 1956 pour s'installer au Kibboutz Tirat Tzivi dans la vallée de Beit shean. apres avoir fait ses études secondaires au lycée d’Afula, il a fait son service militaire.
En 1965, il obtient une licence de sciences politiques et d’histoire du moyen orient à l’université hebraique de Jérusalem et en 1981 il obtient une maîtrise en relations internationales a l’Université de Paris.
De 1969 à 1972, il fut assistant de recherche au département des études africaines.
En 1970, Il rejoint le ministère des affaires étrangères ou il remplit plusieurs fonctions notamment au sein du département d’Europe et des départements scientifiques et culturel.
En 1995, il a été nomme directeur du département de la formation des ressources humaines et responsable des jeunes diplomates et de leur formation ainsi que de celle du reste du personnel diplomatique.
A l’étranger, Mr Eldan a occupé les postes du Vice-Consul 0 Houston de 1973 a 1974, de porte parole de l’ambassade d’Israël à Paris entre 1974 et 1978, de Consul à Montréal entre 1982 et 1985, de Consul général adjoint à Los Angeles entre 1985 et 1987, de Ministre plénipotentiaire à Paris entre 1990 et 1995, de délègue permanent d’Israël à Copenhague en 1994 et Ambassadeur d’Israël à Copenhague en 1999. En Août 2001, M.Eldan a été nomme Ambassadeur des relations internationalisation le Conseil de l’Europe.
M.Eldan qui est marié à Béatrice a deux filles Caroline et Karine.
Il est également Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques et auteur de deux brochures ‘le code éthique du service diplomatique Israélien’ et ‘la formation du personnel diplomatique en Israël’.
UNMIK KOSOVO / MINUK KOSOVO
Mr Behxhet BRAJSHORI (Minister)
Behxhet Brajshori is from Pristina. He graduated from the Economic Faculty, Pristina University. Mr. Brajshori received Master’s Degree in Economics. He joined LDK in 1990 and in 1993 became the president of the first LDK branch.
After the liberation, he worked in Kosovo Joint Interim Administrative Structure (JIAS) as Co-Head of the Administrative Department of Public Services. In October 2001 he was elected a deputy to the Kosovo Assembly.
On 4-th of March 2002 Mr. Brajshori was appointed to the post he currently holds, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in the Provisional Institutions of Self Government of Kosovo.
Mr Biyyala V.P. RAO (Principal International Officer)
Biyyala V.P. Rao was born in India in 1954. He graduated in Commerce and Law and received MA in Strategic Studies. In 1982 he joined Indian Administrative Service. Since then he held different positions in the Federal Government of India and in the State Government of Assam. He served as the Head of District (Municipality) and the Head of Division (Region). Mr. Rao has also worked for six years as Permanent Secretary to the Government of Assam, which included tenure of about three years as Secretary Interior.
His vivid interest in culture and sports over the years culminated in making a documentary film and the honor to represent India in equestrian sports.
ALGERIA / ALGÉRIE
M. Lahcene Kaïd SLIMANE
MOROCCO / MAROC
M. Mohammed Alaoui BELRHITI
TUNISIA / TUNISIE
M. Ali Ben MALEK
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION / ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES POUR L'ÉDUCATION, LA SCIENCE ET LA CULTURE
Mme Katérina STENOU
D’origine grecque, Katérina Stenou a fait ses études supérieures de philosophie à l’Université d’Athènes avant de suivre une formation pluridisciplinaire en sciences sociales à Bruxelles et à Paris. Elle est titulaire d’un doctorat en sciences de l’éducation soutenu en 1990 en Sorbonne (Université de Paris V) et consacré à l’éducation interculturelle des adolescents issus de la migration grecque en Belgique.
En poste à l’Ambassade de Grèce en Belgique de 1980 à 1983, puis Conseillère à la Délégation permanente de la Grèce auprès de l’UNESCO entre 1983 et 1991, Mme Stenou est aujourd’hui Directrice de la Division des politiques culturelles et du dialogue interculturel au Secteur de la culture de l’UNESCO.
Elle fait partie de différentes institutions de recherche sur le pluralisme culturel, les relations interculturelles, la relation entre diversité, dialogue et développement, et intervient régulièrement dans des colloques, séminaires et tables-rondes consacrées à ces sujets.
Sa production scientifique, centrée sur la problématique des sociétés multiculturelles actuelles, comporte de nombreux articles et plusieurs livres dont le dernier Images de l’Autre, la différence : du mythe au préjugé a été publié en 1998 en coédition par les Presses de l’UNESCO et les Editions du Seuil.
ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (O.E.C.D) /
ORGANISATION DE COOPERATION ET DE DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUES (O.C.D.E)
ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION IN EUROPE (O.S.C.E) /
EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION (EFTA) /
NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS / CONSEIL NORDIQUE DES MINISTRES
EUROPEAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION / FONDATION EUROPÉENNE DE LA CULTURE
EUROPEAN CULTURAL CENTER OF DELPHI /
NGO “EDUCATION AND CULTURE” GROUPING /
Mrs Anne-Marie FRANCHI
Anne-Marie Franchi is a specialist in education, secularism and Europe and she has written widely on these subjects. Trained at the Collège de France, she does voluntary work for the International League for Child and Adult Education.
Anne-Marie Franchi is also Vice-Chair of the Liaison Committee of Council of Europe-approved NGOs, and Honorary Vice-Chair of the Ligue Française de l’Enseignement et de l’Education Permanente. She is a former member of the National Curriculum Board and conducts regular analyses, surveys and research projects on education.
Professor Johan GALTUNG
Born 1930 in Oslo, Norway
The Way is the Goal: Gandhi Today, Ahmedabad 1992/98, 224pp.
Professor Jean PETAUX
Date and place of birth: November 8th 1957, Angers, France
Nationality : French
Degree from the Institute of Political Sciences, Bordeaux, France, 1978.
Current positions :
Director, Communication and External Relations Department, Institute of Political Sciences, Bordeaux, France.
Professor in charge of courses in : general culture, initial training, training for Civil servants’ competitive entry examinations, professional training, Institute of Political Sciences, Bordeaux, France.
Director of post-graduate research activities and responsible for the following workshops: « Local analysis of Political Science » (Graduate studies) and « Questions and Theorical Lectures » , Institute of Political Sciences, Bordeaux, France.
Fellow professor in Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, (Belgium) and in Faculté Franco-Biélorusse de Science politique de Minsk (Bélarus)
Associated Professor, co-director, International School of Political Sciences, Katowice, (Poland).
Member of the Scientific Council of Faculté Franco-Biélorusse de Science politique de Minsk (Bélarus)
« Parachutage », in PERRINEAU (Pascal), REYNIE (Dominique), « Dictionnaire du vote », PUF, 2001, 680 p.
« Public opinion of member-states facing the widening of the European Union : searching for the lost voice », conference given in the 1st Seminar concerning Poland’s joining the E.U., Business High School in Katowice-Dabrowie Gorniczej, Poland, march 2000 (edited in WODZ (Jacek), « Unia Europejska, Wyzwania dla Polski », Wyzsa Skola Biznesu Dabrowie Gorniczej, 2000, pp.61-71.)
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« Political careers of Urban leaders in France : the example of the "carpet-bagging à la française" process », Communication in the 30th International Meeting of « Urban Affairs Association », Los Angeles, 2nd – 6th may 2000.
« Travels make Europe : instrumentalisation of youth and European exchanges », conference given in the 2nd Seminar concerning Poland’s joining the E.U, Business High School Katowice-Dabrowie Gorniczej, march 2001.
« The Master of South-West. Votes in Aquitaine in 2001 », Editions Golias, Villeurbane, 2001, 96 p.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
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Mme. Maud FROUKE DE BOER-BUQUICCHIO
Née le 28/12/1944 à Hoensbroek (Pays-Bas)