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Board of directors

The Institut Européen des Jardins & Paysages is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of 13 members, including three founder members : the Calvados Council, the Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France (French Foundation of Parks and Gardens) and the University of Caen Normandie.


Board members

Pascal Buléon

Director of MRSH (Caen University Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences – Caen University)

Sylvie Jacq

Councillor of Calvados Council

Cristina Castel-Branco

Chairwoman of Parks and Gardens of Portugal

Jean-Michel Ravel d’Estienne

Member of the Union of Parks and Gardens of Normandie (Calvados-Manche-Orne)


Didier Wirth
Didier Wirth

Chairman of the Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France

Catherine Morin-Dessailly

Councillor of Normandy Council

Carole Frugère

Councillor of Calvados Council

Audrey Gadenne

Councillor of Calvados Council

Martine Kerguélen

Councillor of Calvados Council

Philippe Rochas

Regional curator for Historic Monuments, Normandy Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate

Caroline Amiel

Professor and researcher at Caen University

Ludovico Ortona

Honorary Chairman of Parks and Gardens of Italy

Marie-Sol de la Tour d’Auvergne

Deputy chairwoman of the Foundation for Parks and Gardens of France