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Ritva Mitchell

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00180 Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 7746 0410
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Ritva Mitchell is the former director of research for the Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (CUPORE) and is former President of the Board of Governors of the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts). She is a social scientist who has specialised in cultural research for the past 30 years. She has worked as a researcher at the University of Helsinki, was Head of Research at the Arts Council of Finland, and Programme Advisor at the Council of Europe.

She has worked as an expert for the Finnish Minister of Education and Culture, Nordic Council of Ministers, UNESCO, the EU and a number of governments in Europe and Asia. She has authored and edited books and written numerous articles on cultural development and cultural policies and lectures at different Finnish and European universities in cultural studies, particularly on European cultural policies and European integration.

Ritva sits on several advisory boards including the Nordic Baltic Platform, the International Intelligence on Culture, and the Fondazione Fitzcarraldo. She has been the president of CIRCLE and of the Orientation Board for the European Diploma in Cultural Management.