Xavier lechien (President)

Xavier lechien (President)

Belgium

Xavier, 46 years old, psychologist, married, 4 children. He is currently Director of the Local Development Agency of Durbuy. This structure helps the local municipality to strengthen its sustainable economy. He is one of the founder of the AISBL. He is the representative of Durbuy, winner 2007.

Marianne Diels

Marianne Diels

Belgium

43 years old, living in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium. Since 2002 She is responsible of the tourist office located in Marche-en-Famenne (and promoting 2 localities : Marche-en-Famenne and Nassogne). She is representing the city of Marche-en-Famenne in the BOA and the General Assembly of the EDEN Network. Marche-en-Famenne was the Belgian winner of the EDEN contest in 2011

Helga Bauer

Helga Bauer

Austria

She lives in Styria  and represent LANDLUST, runners up of Eden Awa rd 2011. She worked many years in Poland – first at the Trade Commissioner’s office at the Austrian Embassy and later asDirector of the Austrian National Tourist Board’s Office. After returning to Austria she worked in tourism marketing at different organisations. Right now she is project manager at a LEADER-Region in Styria for diverse sustainable tourism projects. At the BOA of Eden she is engaged since 2013

Aivar Ruukel

Aivar Ruukel

Estonia

He has been growing up in Soomaa national park, Estonia. He runs a small local travel company www.soomaa.com. He is also an active member of Estonian Ecotourism Association and PhD student at Estonian University of Life Sciences.

Antje Enke

Antje Enke

Germany

Antje Enke, 45 years old, married, 3 children, living in the northeast of Germany. She has studied journalism and PR and have worked over ten years as a journalist with a newspaper. Since 2007 she is a freelancer in public relations and press-campaigns for tourism companies in her EDEN Destination Western Pomerian River District. She is part of EDEN BOA since 2012

Clayton Bartolo

Clayton Bartolo

Malta

He is the deputy mayor of the Mellieha Local Council and He is responsible for the PR of the council as well as other issues such as organisation of cultural and popular events. He is an auditor by profession, and He is also a director on the Malta Tourism Authority’s Enforcement Board.

Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy

Ireland

Cillian Murphy is from Kilkee on the Loop Head Peninsula, County Clare, Ireland. Along with his wife Mary they own the award winning Murphy Blacks Restaurant. He is also a co-founder and current chairperson of Loop Head Tourism, a voluntary community based group who have lead the charge in responsible tourism development at destination level in Ireland. Loves to swim, bike and run. Currently studying for a Masters in Responsible Tourism with Prof Harold Goodwin at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Miralda Cortinovis

Miralda Cortinovis

Italy

Grew up in Franciacorta, the land of Champenoise Italian wine in northern Italy. She currently lives in Monte Isola, the winning destination of EDEN 2010 which she represents within the EDEN Network and its BOA. Former languages teacher, she has often worked as a freelance consultant for several educational projects.

Pedro Casimiro

Pedro Casimiro

Portugal

40 years old, agronomist, currently director of the Faial Botanical Garden, a visitor and conservation center belonging to Faial Nature Park, in the island of Faial, Azores, Portugal. He is the representative of Faial Nature Park in the EDEN network and BOA.

Artis Gustovskis

Artis Gustovskis

Estonia

He is 46years old,living in Kuldiga, Latvia. He is a Tourism Manager and Photographer too. Since 2001, Chairman of Regional Tourism Association of West Latvia. He represents Kuldiga (winning destination EDEN 2007) in the assembly of the network Eden and from 2012 He is part of the BOA