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17th annual meeting
Sevilla, Spain
27-29 September 2023

“Heritage: A living being”

The 17th EHHF Annual Meeting was organised in Sevilla by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport, in collaboration with the EHHF Permanent Secretariat.



The Heads’ Booklet 2023

Contact list of participants

Brochure 2023


Keynote: Unesco Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Susanne Schnüttgen, Chief of Unit, Capacity Building and Heritage Policy ICH, UNESCO

Thematic conference regarding intangible cultural heritage and climate change
Pier Luigi Petrillo, Professor of Comparative Law of Cultural Heritage at the Sapienza University

Introduction to discussion session: Typologies of ICH established by the UNESCO Convention and associated challenges
Elena Vázquez García, Ministry of Culture Spain

Thematic conference on the management of intangible cultural heritage in urban context
Gema Carrera, Andalusian Institute of Historic Heritage

News from Icomos
Jordi Tresserras, President Icomos Spain

Address of Mr Rostyslav Karandieiev, Acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, to the EHHF

Saving Ukraine’s Culture – Report

Destruction of Ukrainian Cultural Heritage 

2 minutes – 2 slides session 

EHHF Secretariat : Annual report presentation

Taskforce on Economy and Statistics – Annual report presentation

European Heritage Legal Forum (EHLF) – Annual Report


Executive Summary Sevilla 2023

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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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