Kathrin Deventer

Secretary General, European Festivals Association (EFA).
She is co-founder of the EU Platform for Festivals (EFFE), the European House for Culture, as well as The Festival Academy: a training platform for young festival managers. Kathrin advocates a cultural Europe which emerges from inspiration, responsibilities and interactions between people and organisations from all sectors in society.

Being a strategy group member of the civil society initiative "A Soul for Europe", Kathrin contributed as a Culture Committee Member to former European Commission President's project The New Narrative for Europe (2014). She has a special interest in the arts and culture and the possible catalyzing function it could have in civil society. Issues connected to the political recognition of the importance of culture are her field of concern.