The European Heritage Heads Forum is an informal network that brings together the heads of the European state heritage authorities (built heritage, landscapes and archaeology) to share ideas about the management of the historic environment in the 21st century.

Discussion centres on emerging trends, political engagement, European legislation and the scope of international heritage protection and how these affect national properties from Bavarian castles to Italian palazzi. Also research, development, current challenges and the economic future of heritage throughout Europe.

The 8th EHHF meeting was held in Oslo 22-24th May 2013.  One of the main points of discussion was cooperation with the NGO sector to improve dialogue and cooperation with civil society to build a more cooperative cultural heritage management policy.  Further information and papers are available here

The 9th EHHF meeting will be held in Leuven, Belgium 21-23 May 2014 and the main topic of discussion will be urban heritage.
Attendance is strictly by invitation only.



On the basis of past years’ experience, the need has been established to create a permanent secretariat. To this end, the EHHF has set up a three-year project.

The EHHF Secretariat will act as the contact point for EHHF heads, facilitating communication, exchange of information and networking among themselves, as well as with the EHLF (Standing Committee) and ad-hoc Task Forces.

The tasks of the Secretariat and the Secretary are to enable communication between members to handle information flows and operate the basic ICT operations.  For this three-year project, the EHHF is looking for an Administrative Secretatary. For more information please see here

Applications should be submitted to or by post (EHHF Secretariat -Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed, Koning Albert II laan 19, bus 5 - 1210 Brussel) at the latest by 16th September 2013, 12:00 (midday), Brussels time (please check the time zones). 

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