Elia Chevrier at the United Nations

Elia Chevrier at the United Nations

  • 6 June 2023

Elia Chevrier has been working as a project manager for LeCAKE for the past nine months and has also taken on the role of young ambassador for the Transplanisphere within the consortium. She was recruited as part of the InspireChange program, which allows her to spend three months in New York, at the UN, to learn about sustainable development issues while conducting research on the link between sustainable development goals and the cultural sector. 

The InspireChange program

InspireChange is an innovative training program that offers participants a unique opportunity to connect with global issues and sustainable solutions. It aims to reconcile the aspirations of business, the needs of education and the aspirations of youth to address the critical issues related to the 5Ps: Planet, People, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.


Through InspireChange, the focus is on combining education and research to integrate global concerns into the heart of business, academic and youth initiatives. Participants have the opportunity to explore these issues during a semester-long immersion, using research to make connections between their field of expertise and the Sustainable Development Goals.


The program fosters collaboration between promising talent and committed companies for mutually beneficial partnerships. It offers participants the opportunity to become experts in their field, to deepen their work, and to offer new perspectives on how to meet the challenges of a thriving economy while preserving the planet and sustaining communities.


InspireChange is an opportunity for participants to develop their knowledge and skills, become responsible leaders, and have a positive impact on global issues. The program encourages reflection, collaboration, and aspires to create a sustainable future by aligning corporate, academic, and youth goals with global aspirations.

Elia Chevrier, project manager for LeCAKE

With a background in law, culture and international relations, Elia Chevrier has already had the opportunity to develop a research activity on the relationship between the cultural sector and societal issues. She is the author of a dissertation on gender equality in the management of cultural institutions, and has completed three months of research on international cultural law and soft power at the Institute of International Relations in Prague.


Before joining LeCAKE, her professional experiences in several European cultural institutions focused on projects linking culture and major contemporary issues. In particular, she participated in the organization of Nature Future, a project combining the organization of a series of conferences and the work of fourteen young European photographers on the theme of ecology, at the French Institute in Prague. This large-scale exhibition, presented for four months in the heart of the Czech capital, was one of the major cultural events of the French Presidency of the European Union in the Czech Republic. It allowed her to gain significant experience in the fields of sustainable development and European cooperation.

Culture and the SDGs

Elia’s research topic will focus on an in-depth examination of the relationship between the cultural sector and the SDGs, highlighting the importance of culture in achieving these global goals. It will explore how cultural and artistic activities can contribute to social, economic and environmental sustainability and development.


This work will analyze different aspects of the culture sector, highlighting how they can be aligned with the SDGs, as well as the potential impacts of culture on specific goals. It will also explore cultural policies and innovative practices that promote the integration of culture in the achievement of the SDGs. It will look at collaborations between cultural actors, governments, international organizations and civil society to implement cultural initiatives that bring about positive change. The work will therefore emphasize the importance of recognizing and valuing the contribution of culture to sustainable development, while highlighting opportunities for collaboration and innovation to maximize this impact.


In summary, this work seeks to provide an in-depth analysis of the link between the cultural sector and the SDGs, highlighting ways in which culture can contribute to the achievement of these global goals. It will propose recommendations to encourage the integration of culture into sustainable development policies and practices, with a view to a more balanced and inclusive future.


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