Bertan Selim most recently worked as Deputy Regional Manager at the Swiss Cultural Programme. His work has focused on running 12 flagship international cooperation projects in the Western Balkans, programme-level strategy development and creating institutional tools to optimise and communicate the impact and relevance of Swiss financial support. Before that he has worked in Amsterdam at the European Cultural Foundation as Policy Officer focusing extensively on cultural policy development in the EU (*focusing on the Netherlands, the Balkans, Mediterranean countries, and South Caucasus), content-development for lobbying activities on EU integration as well as strategy-based organizational transformations.
Bertan is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Arjo Klamer, focusing on: Cultural problems of social diversity within a European context; and its impact on evolution and development of Corporate Social Responsibility within corporations in Europe. He holds a MA degree in European History and Culture from the UvA in Amsterdam.