Mrs Katalin WOLLÁK
Ms. Katalin Wollák is a former President of the European Archeological Consilium, international non-profit organization under Belgian law, which represents the managers of the historic environment and the associated cultural heritage in Europe. She now serves as Advisor to the Consilium and acts as independent heritage expert in Iron Age Danube Route program, certified by the Council of Europe (2019-present) and also in “Brave New Worlds”. Foreign inspirations for Dutch archaeological heritage management (2020-2021). She is also the chief coordinator of bilingual online journal Hungarian Archaeology (2019-present). Previously, Ms. Wollák was World Heritage expert in Gyula Forster National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management, Chief Inspector of archaeology in National Office of Cultural Heritage, and Director of Cultural Heritage Directorate under the Hungarian Ministry of National Cultural Heritage and also served in the Committee for the European Archaeological Heritage Prize (2015-2021). Ms. Wollák has experience in heritage legislation on archaeological heritage management, in scheduling and listing the outstanding archaeological sites, inventory of archaeological sites, inspection of sites and cultural goods, in implementation of different UNESCO and Council of Europe conventions , in participating in World Heritage nomination and management of properties. She is the among the founding members of the Association of Hungarian Archaeologists (2005-present) and also founding member of the European Association of Archaeologists (1994-present). She teaches an archaeological heritage management course at the Institute of Archaeology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest; she a visiting professor at the Cultural Heritage Studies program of Central European University (Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary), where she leads courses in legal and institutional protection of cultural heritage and supervises theses on built heritage management and protection. She published numerous papers in international scientific journals. Ms. Wollák communicates in English and her native language is Hungarian.