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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.
Cultural Projects Trainee
Marta started her internship at European Historic Houses after completing her master’s. She studied Italian Literature and History at the University of Trento (Italy) and after she decided to shift her focus to politics and cultural heritage with a master’s degree in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage at the University of Bologna (Italy). Her main interest is to explore the link between cultural heritage and sustainable development, which was also the topic of her master’s thesis.
Alba Calderón Castro
Communications and Projects Officer
Alba has rejoined European Historic Houses in August 2023 after her internship as a Cultural and Political Communications trainee from August 2022 to March 2023. She holds two bachelors’ degrees in French and English languages and literatures from the University of Santiago de Compostela and graduated from the universities of Göttingen and Palacky Olomouc with a joint master’s degree in European politics, culture and society (Euroculture). With a passion for languages, communication and cultural heritage, Alba is now in charge of the communications and projects that EHH is part of.
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.