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Carla Bodo

Vice-President, Associazione per l`Economia della Cultura

via Mecenate 59, I-00185 Rome
Tel: +39 06 68 21 09 55
Fax: +39 06 68 21 61 68



Carla Bodo is founding member and Vice-President for International Relations of the Associazione per l' Economia della Cultura (Rome), and member of the board of editors of the journal "Economia della Cultura". Former director of the Observatory for the Performing Arts of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, previously she has been head of the Unit "Cultural economics and cultural policy" at ISAE, the Italian government's institute for economic analysis.

A law graduate at the University of Genoa, and Fulbright scholar on cultural policies at the New York University, Department of Public Administration, she is author and editor of several books, articles and publications mainly focusing on the institutional, economic, social and financial aspects of cultural policy, among which the two "Rapporti sull'economia della cultura in Italia" 1980-1990 and 1990-2000.

Among her international activities she is a national expert for the Compendium - Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe (, a member of the board of Ecures, and she has served on the board of CIRCLE and as a member of UNESCO's Italian National Commission. She has been a consultant to the European Commission (as coordinator of the Task Force on cultural expenditure and financing of the EUROSTAT Working Group on Cultural Statistics 2000-2004), to UNESCO (Framework for Cultural Statistics), to the Council of Europe (Evaluation of national cultural policies), and to the French, Japanese and Russian governments.

She actively participates at several international conferences on cultural policies, and she acts as a NGO Observer (on behalf of the Association “Economia della Cultura”) at the UNESCO Intergovernment Committee for the 2005 Convention on Cultural Diversity.