Anita Debaere is Director of Pearle*-Live Performance Europe. This European sector federation counts, through its member associations, more than 10 000 organisations in the live performance sector across Europe. Pearle* is also recognised as European employers association, taking part in European sectoral social dialogue. Anita Debaere holds a master in Political and Social sciences and Communication Science from the University of Ghent. She also holds a post-degree in Arts Management from the City University of London. Anita Debaere worked in the classical music sector and in the energy sector, before joining Pearle*. Anita Debaere sits in different steering committees of European projects, she is regularly invited for studies and at conferences or stakeholder meetings to give expert views on sectoral questions, in particular in relation to cultural mobility. Anita Debaere also volunteers on the board of a group of 11 primary and secondary schools.