Charles Bonaparte, Founder
Charles Bonaparte founded the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in 2004 and was its president until 2022.
After a doctorate in economics, Charles Bonaparte had a career in the senior civil service, investment banking and real estate. Elected in Ajaccio (Corsica), he created in 2004 the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities to develop cultural and tourist development projects with the cities crossed by the history of his ancestor.
In 2015, the Federation was certified as a European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe under the name "Destination Napoleon". It is now present in 13 European countries, from Portugal to the Russian Federation, while illustrating its vocation to participate in the construction of a Europe of peace through culture and history.
Vincent Chauvet, President
Eleonora Berti, Director
Eleonora Berti joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in March 2020 as deputy director, and took up her management position in January 2021.
Between 2009 and 2019, Eleonora has been working at the European Institute of Cultural Routes as Senior Project Officer. Among other tasks, she was responsible for coordinating the certification and evaluation process of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, for facilitating synergies with significant European and International organisations and networks, and for creating and coordinating a specific Network of Universities, in Europe and beyond. Graduated in 2006 in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Florence (Italy), Eleonora has obtained in 2010 a PhD degree in Landscape Architecture and Planning, studying the connections between the Council of Europe Cultural Routes programme and the European Landscape Convention. In 2019-2020, she was Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Economics. Eleonora is Individual expert in the European Cultural Forum, created by the European Commission, DG EAC.
She is editor and author of the book “Cultural Routes management: from theory to practice”, edited in English and French by the Council of Europe in 2015 and translated into Romanian and Georgian, and of a number of chapters and articles on Cultural Routes, cultural heritage management, and sustainable development and tourism.
Denise de Roux, Coordinator
Denise de Roux joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in January 2021, to support it in its promotion and communication activities. She has worked for several years for the Council of Europe's Cultural Routes programme, notably as a communications officer for the joint programme with the European Commission "Routes4U".
She holds a Master's degree in Heritage Management and Tourism Development from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (IREST) and has shared her love of culture for several years as a certified guide in Paris. She is also a consultant at wemakeit.com, where she supports crowdfunding projects.