European Festivals Association, Brussels, Belgium
Kathrin Deventer is a co-founder and board member of the European House for Culture, an initiative of the European Festivals Association, a member of the Strategy Group of ‘A Soul for Europe’, co-initiator and board member of The Festival Academy (TFA) and launched with EFA the new programme for arts festivals EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe including its innovative online FestivalFinder.eu. She served as a member of the Culture Committee of the European Union’s ‘New Narrative for Europe’ project. She has a special interest in culture and its role in civil society engagement and issues connected to the recognition of the importance of culture in society. She believes in a cultural Europe which emerges from responsibilities and interactions between people and organisations from all sectors in society.