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.
Simon de Leeuw
Working as a programme maker at DutchCulture since 2018, Simon is reflecting on themes that are of long-term significance to his field of work, from future of European democracy to the needs of emerging artists in the Netherlands. In addition, working in this area where the cultural and diplomatic fields overlap, offers many opportunities. It inspires and challenges him to create meaningful connections between cultural practicioners and amplify their voices to the policy level. Through his work, Simon wants to support global collaborations rooted in equal exchange and planetary awareness.
Romrawin (Anfield) has a BA in English literature and European studies from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Currently, in the final year of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programme in Euroculture, Anfield’s connection with the Netherlands and Europe began a decade ago as an exchange student. Before being drawn back to the country once more, Anfield worked in the Press & Information section at the EU delegation to Thailand, promoting European culture and values through public diplomacy. She is delighted to be a part of the team at EUNIC Netherlands. With a continuing enthusiasm for promoting European culture, this time the Netherlands, Anfield is eager to contribute and learn from the team’s expertise, fostering meaningful cultural exchanges and celebrating diversity.