ERICarts European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research


Danielle Cliche

was the Research Manager for the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research until 2009 when she took over the position of Chief, Section of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.  Danielle completed her undergraduate studies in communication theory, culture and international comparative politics at the University of Ottawa, Canada and completed her doctoral studies at the School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam.

Since joining ERICarts (Association) in 1997, she has been responsible for managing large transnational comparative research projects with teams of academic researchers, artists, policy makers and cultural managers in over 40 countries.  She has been involved in all ERICarts flagship projects and has been responsible for organising project related European and international conferences.  These activities received support from the European Union, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the International Network on Cultural Policies, national governments and foundations.

Since the early 90s, she has carried out a wide range of international comparative research studies and has published several books and reports in the fields of culture and communication.  These research projects have been undertaken on behalf of the Canadian Federal Department of Communications (Ottawa), the Arts Council of Finland (Helsinki), the Council of Europe's Task Force on Culture and Development, the International Institute for Communications (London) and the World Bank.

During her work for the ERICarts Institute, Danielle has been a member of the Souillac Group on Arts, Industry and Innovation, the MARCEL Network and a Board Member of the Balkankult Foundation.




Former Research Manager


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