Piet Jaspaert


Piet Jaspaert (Belgium) obtained a PHD in Political and Social Sciences (Ghent, 1972) and got an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship in 1990. He has been teaching languages, opening and running the Cultural Center in Hasselt, managing the Communication and Marketing of KBC Bank and Insurance. For ten years he has been President of the Jury for ethical practices in Advertising. He held many volunteer positions. The Flemish Government has called upon him to take on national tasks, such as the Presidency of the Youth Council, the Advisory Board for Theater and the Government’s Agency Tourism Vlaanderen. Thirty years ago, he was one of the three founders of Open Monuments Day in Flanders. He is still involved in many social and cultural organisations as Klarafestival, Concertgebouw Brugge, Kom op tegen Kanker. He has been Board Member of Europa Nostra for 9 years and was appointed Vice-President in 2015. He is particularly involved in EU heritage policy affairs, European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards and the 7 Most Endangered programme.