NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HERITAGE
Stefan Balici is director general of the National Institute of Heritage of Romania, in Bucharest, since 2016.
Conservation architect, associate professor at the Chair for Architecture History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest (since 2000), Stefan Balici is also founding member and project coordinator (2006-2016) of Association ARA (Architecture. Restoration. Archaeology). Between 2001 and 2016, he was managing partner and conservation planner with OPUS Architecture Studio, in Bucharest.
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.