Martin Bach studied political science in Berlin and Kyoto. As project director of the Allianz Cultural Foundation, he has initiated and supported many cross-border projects in Europe . For the Goethe-Institut, Martin was programme director in São Paulo and director in Oslo. Since summer 2021, he is head of the Goethe-Institut Netherlands with its two locations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Malin holds an MA in History from the cross discursive Master’s program Kultur och Kommunikation (Culture and Communication) at the University of Helsinki in Finland, and a BA in English Literature and Contemporary Fine Arts from the University of Leeds in the UK. Her approach to the arts sector and the cultural field is one of cross-discursive and interdisciplinary passion, looking at the many ways of telling a story. Her primary interests lie in the realms of comics arts, literature, and performance art. She has for several years been working with the theme of masculinities, looking to intertwine expertise from Benelux and Finland to further promote intersectionality and equality in the arts. After living and working in the UK and Estonia, she currently resides in Belgium, where she’s working as the Head of Programme for The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and operates between Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Hana Schenková graduated from the department of the Czech and English studies at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She has been working for more than 25 years in the field of the cultural diplomacy. Since 2011 she has been director of the Czech Centre in The Netherlands and played an active role within EUNIC Netherlands. She was the cluster President between 2015 and 2018. Hana has been actively involved in coordinating several EUNIC projects (European Literature Night, European Day of languages). She likes to work in culturally inclusive environment within EUNIC Netherlands.
Dicle Gülşahin holds her BA degree in Public Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul followed by an MA degree in arts and cultural management from the University of Bologna (GIOCA). She is the Secretary of EUNIC Netherlands representing DutchCulture, aside from her mobility officer position within the organization. Dicle also works as a project manager on freelance basis, involved in various local and international cultural projects. She aims to facilitate artists, makers, communities, and public by generating accessible cultural means for everyone.
Isabelle (Issy) has a BA in Media and Communications from The University of Melbourne and is currently completing her MA in International Relations at Leiden University, specialising in Culture and Politics. Her Master’s thesis investigates how Indigenous communities are engaging digitally with virtual reality worlds for cultural preservation. Between her degrees, she worked across the music industry and agency-side brand marketing in Berlin. Issy is looking forward to contributing to the work of EUNIC Netherlands and developing an insight into the day-to-day workings of cultural diplomacy.