Violetta Tsitsiliani is co-founder of NGO The Language Project which aims at providing help to vulnerable social groups, such as refugees and migrants, by developing and implementing innovative educational programs and cultural events, seminars and workshops focusing mainly on foreign languages, translation, interpretation and cultural mediation. In October 2017, she was awarded a scholarship by the Fulbright Foundation to participate in the Young Cultural Innovators program of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Moreover, she had been rapid response translation Greek team leader at Translators Without Borders. She is an alumna of the R. Bosch Stiftung and a scaling award winner of the StART - Create Cultural Change program, as well as a member of the ChangeMakerXchange Forum of Ashoka and FutureLab Europe Forum of the Network of European Foundations. She was also selected to participate in the American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamp in Berlin, the cultural exchange program Tandem Shaml and the program Innovate for Refugees of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Region. Her main academic interests focus is on creative industries and professional practices in Greece. She is a member of national and international translation associations, as well as a board member of the International Visual Sociology Association. Violetta studied Translation (BA) and Cultural Management (MA). Her goal is to use her networking, entrepreneurial and managerial skills to overcome social problems using culture and languages as a tool.
Cultural Manager of The Language Project
Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators IV
Session 583: 14 Oct - 19 Oct, 2017