Marie Le Sourd (France)

Marie Le Sourd On the MoveMarie holds a Diploma of Political Sciences from the University of Grenoble (including one year at the University of Leipzig, Germany) as well as a Master of Law on International Cultural Exchange and Relations from the University of Lyon. From 1999 to 2006 she was in charge of programme in the Cultural Exchange Department of the Asia-Europe Foundation based in Singapore (ASEF), particularly in the fields of young artists’ exchange, development of cultural policies and networks of cultural professionals. In September 2006 she joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working as the director of the French Cultural Centre in Yogyakarta (Indonesia).  

From January 2012 till August 2014,  Marie was the Secretary General of On the Move, ensuring the daily management of the organisation and the implementation of OTM's strategic plan.

You can contact Marie at the address mobility(at)

Elena Di Federico (Italy)

Elena Di Federico On the MoveElena holds a University degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Torino. Between 2005 and 2011 she worked as a researcher and a project manager both as a freelancer and for Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (Italy). She has been involved in several national and international projects, mainly focusing on intercultural dialogue, cultural marketing, cultural participation, and artists' mobility in the EU and the Mediterranean. She is interested in cultural mobility as a cross-cutting issue, related to artistic practice and creativity as well as to human and social rights and environmental concerns.

From January 2012 till August 2014, Elena was in charge of the Communication and Advocacy of On the Move, responsible of the communication (website and information coordination) and advocacy activities. She works in coordination with Marie in OTM's office in Brussels.