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12th annual meeting
ICELAND, reykjavik
7-9 June 2017

“OUR COMMON HERITAGE – sharing the responsibility”

The 12th EHHF Annual Meeting was held in Reykjavik by the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland, in collaboration with the EHHF Permanent Secretariat and the Troika members.


List of Participants
The Heads’ Booklet

Brochure 2017

Group Discussions



Georges Zouain – Director and founder of Gaia Heritage 
“The Contribution of Cultural Heritage to Society – Is Doing Good Ethical and Rewarding?”

Sólrún Inga Traustadóttir – Independant Archeologist in Iceland
“Communicating Archeology – In the Search for the Right Platform”

Erminia Sciacchitano – Policy Officer, Dir. Gen. for Education and Culture, European Commission
“European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018”

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović – Secretary General, Europa Nostra
“European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Contribution by Civil Society”

Barney Sloane – Vice-President, European Archaeological Council (EAC)
“New developments and conclusions from the 2017 EAC Symposium.”

EHHF Group Discussions in Reykjavik, 8th June 2017
Reports and conclusions

  1. Preservation and research under the pressure of development
  2. Reaching out to the public
  3. European Year of Cultural Heritage

Wolfgang Karl Göhner – Chairman, European Heritage Legal Forum (EHLF)
“EHLF Annual report for the period from May 2016 until May 2017”

Cees Van’t Veen – Director, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
“Public-private-civic partnerships and the process of redevelopment and design. How the Dutch deal with heritage.”

Terje Nypan – Chairman, EHHF Economic Taskforce
“EHHF Economic Task Force : Annual Report”

Pavol Ižvolt – Scientific Coordinator, Monuments Board of Slovakia
“Innovative Models of Conservation – Examples of Best practises”

Hulda Thorisdottir – University of Iceland 
“Why is it not enough to tell it is important?
On changing attitudes and behavior.”


Executive summary EHHF 2017

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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