Team Leader for Cultural and Creative Industries of the European Commission
Sylvain Pasqua is a senior expert in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture since 2002.
Sylvain worked for a few years in the “Culture Policy” Unit of this Department, where his main tasks were to explore how best to support the European cultural and creative sectors and to relaunch statistical work on culture at European level.
Sylvain is now the team leader in charge of coordinating the “European Capital of Culture” Action. In this capacity, Sylvain is responsible for the coordination of the selection, monitoring and evaluation of the European Capitals of Culture in the European Union.
In parallel, Sylvain is involved in the implementation of the European Union’s Creative Europe programe (2014-2020), which financially supports cooperation between cultural operators in Europe and beyond. He is also working on the new Creative Europe program 2021-2027 and following the negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. This new program aims at promoting cultural and linguistic diversity and cultural heritage as well increasing the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors in Europe.