During summer semester 2014/2015 the lectures in the course "EU Programmes and Funds in the Area of Culture and Tourism" were delivered by Dr. emeritus Biserka Cvjetičanin and Dr. Nina Obuljen Koržinek (Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb). 

Biserka Cvjetičanin is a Senior Scientific Researcher / Emeritus Research Adviser, Department for Culture and Communication at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia, and former Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia (2000-2004). She holds a PhD in African Studies (comparative literature) from the University of Zagreb (1980). She studied at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS),Sorbonne, Paris, and at the School of Orientaland African Studies, University of London. Biserka Cvjetičanin is member of the Scientific Council of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (2013-2016). She was a member of the UNESCO Administrative Council of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (2004-2008) and a member of the Advisory Committee for UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity (2006-2009). She is a founding director of the Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development – Culturelink, established in 1989 by UNESCO and the Council of Europe. Her research areas include cultural development, cultural diversity, cultural policies and intercultural communication. She is the author and editor of numerous books, studies and articles including Cultural Policy in Croatia (1998), The Mediterranean: Cultural Identity and Intercultural Dialogue (1999), Dynamics of Communication: New Ways and New Actors (2006), Networks: The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21stCentury (2011), Kultura u doba mreža  / Culture in the Age of Networks (2014). Dr. Cvjetičanin delivers lectures at universities and institutes abroad. Since 2007 she is a member of the International Advisory Board of the journal L’Observatoire des politiques culturelles, Grenoble, France. She is the 1989 winner of the University of Zagreb award for scientific research and was awarded the French Legion d’honneur in 2003.

Nina Obuljen Koržinek graduated from the Academy of Music and Faculty of Arts of the University of Zagreb. She holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Zagreb (2004). In 2013 she obtained her Ph.D. at the same Faculty and defended her doctoral thesis “Impact of international integration processes on the changes of scope of national cultural policies”. She has also completed a one-year programme at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. She was enrolled in courses at the Université Paris-Dauphine. Nina Obuljen Koržinek works as a researche associate at the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb. Her research interests include cultural and media policy studies as well as European studies. She published books and articles as well as expert studies in Croatian and international journals. She worked as an expert on various projects for UNESCO, Council of Europe, European Cultural Foundation, UNDP, European Parliament etc. In 2004 she received the European Cultural Policy Research Award for her research on the impact of the EU enlargement on cultural policies which was published in the book Why we need European Cultural Policies: impact of EU enlargement on countries in transition, Amsterdam, 2006. She held positions of State Secretary (2008-2011) and Assistant Minister (2006-2008) at the Croatian Ministry of Culture where she was responsible for the sectors of arts, culture and media. She was a member of the negotiating team for the Croatian accession to the EU responsible for the fields of culture and education as well as information society and media.  She is currently Chairperson of the Programme Council of the Croatian Radio and Television. In 2013 she received the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture.