NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
EHHF 2021 CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION AND CULTURAL MEMORY
Siim Raie joined the National Heritage Board of Estonia
as the Director General in April 2015.
He has a degree in Heritage Protection and Conservation from the Estonian Academy of Arts and a Business Administration degree from the Estonian Business School (1999). Previously, Siim Raie served as a Director of the Office of the President of Estonia (2011-2015) and as a Director General of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He speaks Estonian, English, Russian and has notions of German.
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.