NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
Bartosz Skaldawski, Director of National Heritage Board of Poland, graduate of the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw.
Professionally, he specialises in the topics connected with cultural heritage management and dissemination of knowledge of monuments and their values. Author and co-author of books and articles on heritage management and protection. Co-author of the National Protection Programme for Intangible Cultural Heritage. Participated in the work on the assumptions and content of the National Programme for the Protection and Care of Historical Monuments for the years 2014-2017. Since 2001, he has been professionally associated with monument protection and care, first at the Archeological Heritage Protection Centre, and then in the National Centre of Monument Research and Documentation, and in the National Heritage Board of Poland.
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.