MINISTÈRE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DES PATRIMOINES
EHHF 2010 HERITAGE AND TOURISM: RISKS AND BENEFITS
Specialised in geopolitics, Chevalier of Arts and Letters, Bruno Favel is Head of European and International Affairs at the Directorate General of Heritage (DGP) of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
He is also Secretary General of the France-UNESCO Convention. He coordinates the European and international policy in four areas: museums, heritage, architecture and archives in connection with international and European organisations as well as all national and international partners. He has been a member of the International Committee of the Silk Roads (Unesco), Chairman of the new technologies of the Council of Europe, Chair of the Steering Committee for Heritage and Landscape of the Council of Europe, Director of the French Cultural Centre Committee Salzburg and Upper Austria, among other things.
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.