The External Advisory Board members are intended :
to bring a broader view to the project development in considering a larger International scope and point of view for the project, impose an actual multidisciplinary approach, and provide better references and experiences carried out successfully or unsuccessfully;
to assure the Commission of the quality of the work done and that the outputs are in compliance with the results announced by the PICTURE project;
to constitute a first step towards the creation of a genuine European Research Area in the domain of cultural tourism within European cities;
to help promoting the main outcome in their personal sphere of influence;
to control that the actual "end-user" will be adequately taken into consideration.
Its members are:
Hervé Barré (France)
Division des politiques culturelles, Secteur de la culture, UNESCO.
Eugenio Yunis (Spain)
Head, Sustainable Development of Tourism, World Tourism Organisation (WTO)
Jan Van den Borg (Italy)
Professor, University of Venice, Expert of the Council of Europe for Tourism.
Ray Bondin (Malta)
President of ICOMOS International Committee for Historic Towns and Villages, Chief of Valletta Rehabilitation Project.
Stefan Simon (Germany)
Head of Building Materials Section at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.
Vladimir Krogius (Russia)
Professor, INRECON-The Scientific and Design Institute on Reconstruction of Historic Towns.
Jean-Pierre Lambot (Belgium)
Director in Chief of the Tourism Commissariat, Direction of Economy and Employment, Belgian French-speaking Community (represented by Mme Rousseau-Rochet).
Semia Akrout Yaiche (Tunisia)
Director of the Regional Secretariat of the Organisation of World Heritage Cities for North Africa, Association for the Conservation of the Tunis medina.
Terje Nypan (Norway)
Senior Advisor of Norway Riksantikvaren (Directorate for Cultural Heritage).
Graham Brooks (Australia)
Chairman of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, Author and Co-ordinator for the revised ICOMOS International Tourism Charter.
May Cassar (United Kingdom)
University College London, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Heritage.
Noel Sweeney (Ireland)
Managing Director of Tourism & Transport Consult International, former Director of Marketing at the Irish Tourist Board and Marketing Rapporteur of the European Travel Commission.
Jean-Louis Luxen (Belgium)
Director of CHEDI (Cultural Heritage and International Development)