Dr Beatriz Garcia

Position: Member, Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission, International Olympic Committee

Dr Beatriz Garcia is an expert in international cultural policy and mega-events. She is a member of the Culture & Olympic Heritage Commission – nominated by the International Olympic Committee and former member of the European Capital of Culture Selection Panel – nominated by the European Commission.

Beatriz has been at the forefront of research on the rhetoric, impact and long-term legacy of culture-led regeneration interventions since 1999, conducting fieldwork on the cultural dimension of every edition of the Olympic Games since Sydney 2000 and researching the medium to long-term legacy of every European Capital of Culture since the programme’s launch in 1985.

She directed and is the author, amongst others, of Impacts 08: European Capital of Culture Research Programme (2010), the 30-year assessment of European Capitals of Culture Programme, Success Factors (European Parliament, 2013), The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy (Routledge, 2012), The Olympics. The Basics (also Routledge, 2012), London 2012: Impacts of the Cultural Olympiad (Arts Council England, 2013). She is currently the lead advisor for the evaluation of the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad. See: https://linktr.ee/drbeatrizgarcia