Sunčana Franić is an associate on the Department for Culture and Communication at IRMO since 2020. Her roles include research assistance at various research projects, as well as assisting the Department in project management and administration. She holds a double master’s degree from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Zagreb, in French Language, Translation and Literature, as well as in in Comparative Literature (2019). In 2021, she enrolled in the interdisciplinary postgraduate specialist study programme European project planning and management at the University of Zagreb, which is aimed at achieving recognizable and sustainable development effects in Croatia and beyond. Under the Erasmus+ exchange programme she studied at the graduate level at INALCO in Paris, France, where her strong interest in scientific research in the field of cultural development and international cultural communication has developed. In 2016 she has been awarded a scholarship from the Embassy of the Republic of France in the Republic of Croatia for graduate scientific research at the University of Lumière Lyon 2 in France, at the Department of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts. From 2017 to 2019 she was an intern at IRMO’s Department of Culture and Communications where she participated on the Jean Monnet project CULPOL – “EU Competences and National Cultural Policies: Critical Dialogues” (2018) and INTERREG Europe’s project “KEEP ON: Effective Policies for Durable and Self-Sustainable Projects in the Cultural Heritage Sector” (2018). She is a member of the IRMO team on the H2020 project “SoPHIA – Social Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment” (2020-2022) and on the Jean Monnet project “European Union Policies and the Platformisation of Cultural and Audio-visual Sectors – platEU” (2020-2022). Her articles have been published in journals and conference proceedings in Croatia and the EU.