Professor Emeritus, présidente du pôle des acteurs du patrimoine (Pays de la Loire), France
Dr. Claire Giraud-Labalte continues her activities as a lecturer, researcher, and expert-consultant in Cultural Heritage, working closely with the Council of Europe. She is also President of Territoires imaginaires. Member of the Research Center on the Travel Literature, winner of the research program Thesaurus Poloniae (Spring 2016), her works centers around travelers in Europe and their view on cultural heritage and society (19th-20th centuries). Member of ENCATC since 2005, she has represented the network on numerous occasions. She is a guest professor at the University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. She is also a member of scientific and steering committees: Consultative Conference of Culture (Pays de la Loire Region); Val de Loire – world Heritage, UNESCO ; Intangible Cultural Heritage Office; ProKultura Observatory of cultural policies, Split (Croatia). Committed at the European level, she has contributed to the realization of several works: Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (2015); European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century (2016).