Jordi Baltà Portolés
Jordi Baltà Portolés works as a freelance consultant and trainer in the areas of cultural policy and international affairs, with a particular interest in the role of culture in sustainable development, cultural diversity and international cultural cooperation. He is currently working as an expert for the Culture Committee of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), among others. Between 2001 and 2014 he worked as a researcher and project coordinator at the Interarts Foundation, where he served as scientific coordinator of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC). He is a member of the UNESCO Expert Facility for the implementation of the 2005 Convention, the U40 Network ‘Cultural Diversity 2030’ and the board of the Catalan Association of Cultural Managers (APGCC). Jordi teaches at the Online MA in Cultural Management jointly organised by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and the University of Girona (UdG), as well as the Degree in International Relations of Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). He holds a BA in Political Science (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and a MA in European Cultural Policy and Administration (University of Warwick, UK).