Slide 1

11th annual meeting
18-21 May 2016

“Change in the Cultural Heritage Sector”

The 11th EHHF Annual Meeting was held in Bern by the Federal Office of Culture, in collaboration with the EHHF Permanent Secretariat and the Troika members.


List of Participants
The Heads’ Booklet

Brochure 2016

Group discussions



Cees VAN ‘T VEEN, Director General of the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency
“Speech on the new Dutch Heritage Act”

Terje NYPAN, Senior Councellor at the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage
“The Economic Taskforce – work report”

Wolfgang GOEHNER, Chairman of the European Heritage Legal Forum
“Report of the EHLF for 2016”

Terje NYPAN, Senior Councellor at the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage
“The EU Water Framework Directive and its implications for heritage”

Bénédicte SELFSLAGH, World Heritage & Cultural Heritage Expert, ICOMOS
“Political Discourse and Realpolitik in Europe: New approaches – Old approaches”

Paul FOX, Member of the UK National Committee of the Blue Shield
Heritage destruction in conflict and crisis

Stefano DE CARO, Director General ICCROM
“ICCROM and Europe”

The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage & Arts Council Norway 
“People and Possibilities: European cultural heritage cooperation”

Mechtild ROSSLER, Director of Heritage Division and Director of the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
“UNESCO’s Global Action”

Gianluca SILVESTRINI, Head, Managing Diversity Division, Council of Europe
“Council of Europe: Cultural Heritage Activities”


Executive summary EHHF 2016

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.

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

Permanent Secretariat -
Place Saint-Géry 23, 1000 Brussels

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