The Steering Committee:

  • Formulates the overall policy orientation of the Partnership;
  • Decides on possible joint activities to be carried out within the framework of the Partnership;
  • Identifies priorities, needs for support in developing policies and gaps in their implementation;
  • Facilitates networking, promoting international contacts to stimulate professional discussions, exchange of competence and experience, sharing of best practices and information;
  • Ensures political support and continued commitment;
  • Facilitates funding opportunities for activities in support of the Partnership’s objectives;
  • Decides on issues relating to the NDPC Secretariat.

NDPC Chairing countries: Sweden 2010; Norway 2011, Finland 2012-2013; Poland 2014 – Spring 2015; Russia – 2015/2016; Sweden 2017; Finland 2018; Latvia – 2019, Norway – 2020, Poland -2021, Russia -2022, Sweden-2023 

Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Steering Committee 2022  

Finland  

  • Maija Lummepuro, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Jari Vilén, Finland’s Ambassador for Barents and Northern Dimension, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Jatta Jämsén, Team Leader of the Regional Cooperation, the Unit for Russia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Latvia  

  • Ina Ločmele, Desk Officer, Department of Creative Industries, Ministry of Culture
  • Lāsma Krastiņa-Sidorenko, Deputy,  Department of Creative Industries, Ministry of Culture

 Norway

  • Sverre Miøen, Royal Ministry of Culture

Poland 

  • Urszula Ślązak, Director of International Relations Department, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
  • Agnieszka Grunwald, Deputy Director, Department of International Relations, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
  • Anna Woźnicka, Department of International Relations, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Russian Federation*

  • Maria Sergienko, Counselor of the Division of Foreign Countries and International Organisations*
  • Maria Sveshnikova, Deputy Head of the CIS, EAEU and international organizations section of the Department of Museums and External Relations*
  • Igor Kapyrin, Deputy Director of the Department of European Cooperation, MFA of Russia*
  • Denis Moskalenko, Head of Division of Regional Cooperation of the Department of European Cooperation*
  • Luka Ezerskiy, Department of European Cooperation, MFA of Russia*

 Sweden 

  • Robert Nilsson, Deputy Director, Ministry of Culture

 EU delegation in Russia 

  • Karnovich Lena Alexandrovna, EEAS-MOSCOW, EU-Russia Cooperation Programme, Lena.KARNOVICH

 Denmark 

  • Julia Katinka Løcke, Head of Section, International affairs, Ministry of Culture of Denmark

 Estonia 

  • Anu-Maaja Pallok, Adviser Creative Industries, Ministry of Culture

Germany 

  • Norbert Kürstgens, Cultural and Media relations with Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Great Britain and Ireland, German Federal Foreign Office

Iceland 

  • Karitas H. Gunnarsdóttir, Director, Department of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Lithuania 

  • Daiva Parulskienė, Head of the  Department of  Creative Sectors and International Culture Policy, Ministry of Culture 
  • Milda Vakarinaitė, Chief Specialist, Creative Sectors and International Culture Policy, Ministry of Culture, Milda.Vakarinaite@lrkm.lt 

Head of NDPC Secretariat:  Dace Resele, dace.resele@ndpculture.org  

 

* The European Union, Iceland and Norway have have suspended until further notice all activities of the Northern Dimension policy which involve Russia. Read more.