Kathrin Merkle

Head of Culture and Cultural Heritage Division, Council of Europe

Kathrin Merkle heads the Culture and Cultural Heritage Division of the Directorate of Democratic Participation at the Council of Europe and as Secretary to the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape, coordinates the intergovernmental work of 50 states party to the European Cultural Convention. This includes innovative projects on Culture and Democracy Indicators, Culture and Digitisation/ AI, Freedom of Expression of Arts and Culture as wells as on the Council of Europe’s heritage standards such as the Faro and Nicosia Conventions, the European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st century and (forthcoming) a set of culture-nature guidelines for inspired policy making. Trained as a sociologist and political scientist, Kathrin worked a number of years for UNESCO Statistics before joining the Council of Europe in 1993.


11:05 - 12:15

22 october 2021 - Day 4

Policy Round Table: Artists in the spotlight! / Artists at the centre! In search of new policy agendas for education and research

Chaired by Paul Dujardin with Panelists: Taaniel Raudsepp, Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Anna Dumitriu, Kathrin Merkle, Paolo Toschi, and Catarina Vaz Pinto. Final remarks will be given by Paul Dujardin.