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Ewelina is Polish and has been living and studying in Poland, France, and Belgium. In 2014 she graduated with distinction as Master of European Studies specialized in History and Cultures of Europe at the Free University of Brussels. Prior to joining EHH, she was coordinating the members’ network and projects of the Liberation Route Europe, an association focusing on the remembrance tourism of the Second World War. Before that, she gained experience in communications, public relations, and event management first at the Polish Embassy, then at the Polish Tourism Organisation in Brussels.
EU Project Manager
Theodora has rejoined the team of the European Historic Houses Association in September 2021. She graduated with distinction from Lund University in Sweden, Master’s in European Studies at the end of May 2021. Theodora was an intern at EHH from September 2020-March 2021 and her interests and experience in EU-project coordination, culture, foreign languages, communications, and event management put her forward as a suitable Project Manager for our EU-funded projects.
Cultural Policy Researcher
Léa is currently doing an internship at the European Historic Houses Association as part of her MSc in European Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. She has two BAs in Applied Foreign Languages (English-Chinese) and in Foreign Language, Literature and Civilisation (Chinese), both from Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III. Besides, she has a very strong interest in projects related to the preservation and promotion of cultures and terroirs at institutional level.
Alba Calderón Castro
Cultural and Political Communications Officer
Alba has began her internship at the European Historic Houses in August 2022. She has two BAs, one in Modern Languages specialising in French and another in English language and literature, both from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). She is currently finishing her master’s degree in Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture from the universities of Göttingen (Germany) and Palacký Olomouc (Czech Republic). Her main focus lies on European cultural heritage, a topic which she has already written and researched about and will make the centre of her upcoming thesis.
Rodolphe de Looz-Corswarem
An experienced businessman and passionate about built cultural heritage, Alfonso Pallavicini was elected as the president of the European Historic Houses Association in 2018. He is a true European: he was born in Italy into a Hungarian-Italian family, lived in Austria and France, and currently lives in Belgium with his family.
After a long career in Investment Banking, he left BNP Paribas as Head of Europe and then moved into private equity to Belgium and Luxembourg. He serves on several boards as non-executive director. Mr. Pallavicini does not only own a historic house, but also has helped in restructuring and reviewing different private heritage houses’ business models.
Didrik de Schaetzen
With prior experience at the European Commission, Public Housing and the Renewable Energy Sector, Didrik de Schaetzen was appointed Vice-President of the European Historic Houses in June 2022.
Didrik has hands-on experience of preserving historic buildings having led several renovation projects of historic houses in Sweden and Belgium.
He holds a Masters in Communication Sciences (IHECS) and Political Sciences (ULB) and speaks Dutch, English, French and Swedish fluently.
Alessandro Cavazza de Altamer
Vice President and NextGen Group Coordinator
Architect, inherited his love for history and architecture from his grandfather Novello, an engineer and great expert of historic houses. After studying in Venice and Rome and working in the international construction business, in 2018 he decided to return to Italy to found his own business, related to the preservation of Italian private heritage. He is a member of ADSI (Italian Historic Houses Association) since 2010, and for the Under 35 section he served as: Board member for the Lazio Region (2013-2016), Lazio Region Coordinator (2016-2019), National Coordinator and Member of the association’s executive board (2019-2022).
In 2022 he led a design team in a public tender for the restoration of historic gardens, helping his mother’s family home, Tabiano Castle, to win.
Wenceslas de Lobkowicz
Special Advisor to the President on EU matters
A senior expert of European decision-making, Wenceslas de Lobkowicz has been appointed as Vice-President of the European Historic Houses in 2018. He has served over thirty-eight years in the European Commission in several directorate generals and units.
Most lately, up until 2016, he worked in the Directorate General for Enlargement as Head of Unit of “Information and inter-institutional relations”. Currently, he is a lecturer of European Policy at the Sciences Po Paris and IEP of Lille. Mr de Lobkowicz has also great experience with historic houses, as he owns one in France.