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 7th EHHF meeting (2012) took place in Potsdam with the theme Public Participation and Cultural Heritage. Final conclusions, presentations and speeches from this meeting are available here.
The next EHHF meeting will be held in Oslo 22-24th May 2013. One of the main points of discussion this year will be cooperation with the NGO sector to improve dialogue and cooperation with civil society to build a more cooperative cultural heritage management policy.
Please note that attendance is by inviation only. Further information can be found in the latest newsletter (March 2013)