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Niki (Monika) Tsiliberdi

B.o.D Member

Monika Niki Tsiliberdi was born in Athens. She studied Archaeology and History of Arts at the Philosophical School of Athens University and holds a Master of Arts in Landscape Studies from the University of Leicester. She is also a graduate of the Greek National School of Public Administration. Currently, she is also working on her doctorate thesis on cultural and creative clusters in Athens at Panteion University.

She has participated in archaeological excavations and surveys in several places in Greece, Italy and Great Britain, and has worked as an art historian for Mihalarias Art and Christie’s, and as an editor for art issues in several Greek magazines.

After graduating from the Greek National School of Public Administration, she works at the Hellenic Ministry for Culture and Sports. She is the Head of the Department for the Development of Modern Creation in the Directorate General for Contemporary Culture. She is involved with the development of the Cultural and Creative industries in Greece, cultural entrepreneurship and new forms of cultural management, such as clustering and co-working spaces, artist networking, European programmes and strengthening the access of all citizens to cultural products and services. She has represented the Ministry of Culture and Sports in many official international meetings (Council of Europe, UNESCO, European Commission, Adriatic & Ionian Initiative, etc.) and, in the past 10 years, has been participating as an expert in Special Groups of the European Commission on issues related to cultural and creative industries and the search for financial resources, facilitating their extroversion and promoting innovation and cultural entrepreneurship. She was part of the Editorial Team for the Report entitled: “The role of public policies in developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors,” which was published by the European Commission in 2018.

She is a Member of the Managing Committee of the Creative Europe Programme. She participates, both in an administrative capacity and as a speaker, in various conferences related to the cultural and creative sector in Greece and abroad.

She teaches about the development dimension of culture at the Training Institute of the National Centre for Public Administration and at the National School of Public Administration.

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