Matina Magkou is a post-doc researcher at the SIC.Lab Méditerranée of the University Côte d’Azur in France [Creative Hubs 3.0 et Tiers Lieux Culturels, 2021-2023, ANR-15-IDEX-01, UCA-JEDI]. She holds a PhD in Leisure, Communication and Culture from the University of Deusto in Spain. Her current research focuses on cultural and creative industries, cultural relations and cultural policies. She has worked for festivals and theater productions and continues collaborating as a cultural manager and consultant with cultural networks and organisations evaluating projects, facilitating learning processes and project managing complex projects. She continues working as a cultural manager and consultant as well as with cultural networks and organisations evaluating projects, facilitating learning processes and project managing complex projects. Recent collaborations include the Goethe Institute, the Bodossaki Foundation and cultural networks such as EUNIC, ENCATC, In Situ and Eurozine.