The Mayor of Wroclaw with the editors and city officials, 2014


Following talks with the City of Wroclaw in early 2014, the initiator of the project, Andreas Joh. Wiesand (ARCult Media, Cologne) selected Kalliopi Chainoglou (University of Thessaloniki) and Anna Śledzińska-Simon(University of Wroclaw) as co-editors. More information about the editors:

Kalliopi Chainoglou (Greece)

Lecturer in International and European Institutions at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Greece) and Research Fellow at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London. She completed her PhD in International Law at King’s College London and is an Associate Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy. Her main fields of research are human rights law, cultural rights and policies, and international peace and security. She is an expert of the Council of Europe/ERICarts Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends in Europe and has published extensively on human rights and international law; her most recent publication: Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights (Routledge, 2017).

Anna Śledzińska-Simon (Poland)

Assistant Professor in the Chair of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University in Wroclaw. She received her S.J.D. and LL.M. degree in comparative constitutional law from the Central European University (Budapest) and has worked as a national legal expert for the Agency of Fundamental Rights, the Polish Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights and the Israel Democracy Institute. She specialises in comparative constitutional law, human rights and anti-discrimination law. She is also a regular speaker at the Academy of European Law in Trier. Her current research concerns the application of the principle of proportionality in courts and the role of women in constitution-making.

Andreas Joh. Wiesand (Germany)

Executive Director, European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) and Publisher, ARCult Media (Cologne). Professor emeritus, State Academy for Music and Theatre, Hamburg and Lecturer at different European universities. He wrote his PhD on the mobility of journalists. He is an expert for the EU; Council of Europe; UNESCO; etc. and (co-)author or main editor of ca. 50 books on the status of artists; political, economic and legal questions in the arts and media; European cooperation; gender equality; etc. Numerous honorary positions, e.g. former SG, German Arts Council (Dt. Kulturrat), former Chair Board of Governors, VG Bild-Kunst (copyright licensing society) and current SG, European Association of Cultural Researchers (ECURES).


The team set up by ARCult Media included, inter alia, administrative staff (e.g. Kathrin Dauenhauer, Charlotte Gemende, Olivier Göbel), translators (e.g. Fiona Gallagher), the Web developer Jörg Torkler and Hans Fischer-Kerrane, who acted as editorial assistant during the final project phase. The City of Wroclaw also provided a support team managed by Jan Wais.

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