Slide 2

15th annual meeting
Estonia 2021
8-10 September

Slide 1

14th annual meeting
Sweden 2019
22-24 May

The 14th EHHF Annual Meeting was held in Stockholm- Sweden on 22-24 May 2019. It was organised by the National Heritage Board of Sweden, in collaboration with the EHHF Permanent Secretariat and the Troika members. The theme of this new edition was “Cultural Heritage and Society: An Integrated Approach“.

The 15th anniversary unfortunately had to be postponed due to the sanitary crisis. The members will thus gather in Tallinn-Estonia on 19-21 May 2021. Attendance in strictly by invitation only.

The European Heritage Heads Forum (EHHF) is an informal, professional and expert network for national heritage heads (built heritage, landscapes and archaeology) of the countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the member-states of the Council of Europe. It provides a forum for information and experience exchange about the management of the historic environment in the 21st century.

The Heads are mostly the directors-general of national administrations or departments, agencies or institutes in charge of the conservation and the protection of cultural heritage within the national relevant ministries or institutions. Since 2006, the members of the EHHF gather once a year, each time in a different country. Attendance is by invitation only.

2006

England

London

2007

Czech Republic

Prague

2008

Denmark

Copenhagen

2009

Austria
/Slovakia

Vienna/Bratislava

2010

France

Paris

2011

Netherlands

Amsterdam

2012

Germany

Potsdam

2013

Norway

Oslo

2014

Belgium

Leuven

2015

Ireland

Dublin

2016

Switzerland

Bern

2017

Iceland

Reykjavik

2018

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

2019

Sweden

Stockholm

2021

Estonia

Tallinn

2022

Scotland

Edinburgh

Standing expert committees

The members of the EHHF are able to name representatives and send experts from their own staff to participate to the activities of the two standing committees. The constituted groups regularly communicate on recent developments and officially report to the Heads on an annual basis.

EUROPEAN HERITAGE LEGAL FORUM

TASK FORCE ON ECONOMY AND STATISTICS

A forum of legal experts and policy officers appointed by the members of the EHHF, who ensure that relevant information on the development and potential consequences of proposed legislation developed by the European Union is circulated in a timely manner to heritage state authorities.

The task force was missioned by the EHHF to create a common methodology for collecting economic data of cultural heritage and formulate clear indicators on the socioeconomic contribution of immovable cultural heritage.

EUROPEAN HERITAGE LEGAL FORUM

A forum of legal experts and policy officers appointed by the members of the EHHF, who ensure that relevant information on the development and potential consequences of proposed legislation developed by the European Union is circulated in a timely manner to heritage state authorities.

TASK FORCE ON ECONOMY AND STATISTICS

The task force was missioned by the EHHF to create a common methodology for collecting economic data of cultural heritage and formulate clear indicators on the socioeconomic contribution of immovable cultural heritage.

A little bit of history

A European Heritage Summit was first organized in London on 26–28 April 2006 by Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive Officer of English Heritage. The mission of the Summit was to gather for the first time the European cultural heritage leaders who had the opportunity to exchange their experience and initiate common actions. It was attended by 23 European states which agreed in the Final Statement to continue to meet annually as a forum of European heritage heads, known as the “European Heritage Heads Forum”. Future hosting countries are chosen by general agreement at the annual meeting.

Permanent Secretariat - secretariat@ehhf.eu - Place Saint-Géry 23, 1000 Brussels
Cookie policy - Privacy policy - Copyright © European Heritage Heads Forum, All rights reserved.

Permanent Secretariat - secretariat@ehhf.eu
Place Saint-Géry 23, 1000 Brussels

Cookie policy - Privacy policy
Copyright © European Heritage Heads Forum
All rights reserved.