The Euro-Arab Institute Foundation (INSTEA) and the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife have created this conference for managers of World Heritage in Europe and the Arab world to encourage dialogue, promote international collaboration and come up with innovative practices in cultural management.
We have chosen the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and Generalife as the host of this first edition due to its international prestige for efficient cultural management techniques in conservation, research and tourism management.
Objectives of the conference
To promote common strategies and initiatives for sustainable development and Heritage conservation among managers of Monuments, Archaeological Sites and Cultural Landscapes declared World Heritage in Europe and the Arab world.
To establish a forum for convergence, reflection and an ongoing debate on pertinent issues, achievements and experiences related to the conservation and cultural management of World Heritage sites.
To encourage communication and diffusion of the results of the conference, as well as to promote further initiatives for greater care regarding heritage preservation and a better understanding of sustainable management’s potential for social and economical development.
To create a permanent network for the education and training of cultural agents and experts on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea, extensible to other areas of Europe and the Arab world.
Committee of Honor
Carlos Alberdi Alonso. Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ángeles Alastrué Campo. Vice Director-General of Historical Patrimony Protection at the Ministry of Culture
Veronique Dauge. Head of the Arab States Unit. Culture sector. World Heritage Centre (UNESCO)
Luigi Cabrini. Director Sustainable Development of Tourism. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Margarita Sánchez Romero. Director-General of Cultural Patrimony of the Culture Council of the Andalusian government.
Manuel Piñeiro Souto. Director of the Euro Arab Institute Foundation for Education and training.
Mª del Mar Villafranca. Director-General of the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife.
Mª del Mar Villafranca Jiménez. Director-General of the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife.
Joaquín Durán Garach. Manager of the Euro Arab Institute Foundation for Education and Training.
Adam Detrick. Head of International Projects of the Euro Arab Institute Foundation for Education and Training.
Victoria Chamorro Martínez. Secretary-General of the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife.
Emilia Limia Castilla. Euro Arab Institute Foundation for Education and Training.
Eliseo Patrón-Costas. Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife.
María Cullell Muro. Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife.