On the occasion of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Cultural Heritage and Fine Arts General Directorate has the pleasure of inviting you to the upcoming senior official meeting on cultural diplomacy, scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday, November 9-10, 2023 at the Parador de Turismo, Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
Senior official meeting on cultural diplomacy
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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.