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5th annual meeting
3-4 June 2010

“Heritage and Tourism: Risks and Benefits”

The 5th EHHF Annual Meeting was held in Paris by the European and Internal Affairs Department of the French Directorate General for Heritage (Ministry of Culture and Communication).




Ann BRANCH, Head of Unit Culture “Programme and Actions”, European Commission
“Heritage, Tourism and the European Union”

John HURD, Chairman, Advisory Committee of ICOMOS International
“Member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS UK”

Isabelle LEMESLE, President of the Centre of National Monuments (France)
“French cultural and tourist agency: example of mutualisation, network operator and manager of tourist flows”

Anne VOURC’H, Director of the network of the Grands Sites de France
“French Great Sites : diversity, attractiveness and shared values”

Jelka PIRKOVIC, former minister for Heritage, Director, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Slovenia)
“Use and re-use of heritage for tourism – the case of Slovenia”

Cees van’t VEEN, Director, Service of cultural heritage, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences (Netherlands)
“Interpretation of heritage: general public, public informed”

Simon THURLEY, Chief Executive, English Heritage
“Economic benefits of tourism for heritage”

Inger LILIEQUIST, Director General of the National Heritage Board (Sweden)
Heritage and sustainable development”

Guy BRAECKMAN, Head of the Department of Town and Country Planning, Housing Policy and Immovable Heritage (Flemish Community Belgium)
“Europe and cultural heritage: a challenge – Towards a European cultural heritage strategy ?”
(On behalf of the incoming Belgian Presidency of the European Union)

Andreas LEHNE, Head of Department, Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments (Austria)
Research project CHIC « Cultural Heritage Identity Card »


Final Conclusions 2010

Due to the size of the Pdfs, some files had to be compressed to be displayed on the website.
Original versions with higher resolutions are available upon request to the EHHF Secretariat:

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.

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