The team

A Word from the President - Charles Bonaparte

Charles Bonaparte, President

Charles Bonaparte has been President of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities since its creation.

Charles Bonaparte - born in 1950 - after a Ph.D. in Economics, has a career in 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.


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, Network 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 communication officer for the joint programme with the European Commission "Routes4U". 

Crowdfunding consultant at, she worked also as graphic designer for the NGO Aide et Action. She holds a Master's degree in Heritage Management and Tourism Development from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (IREST), and shared her passion for culture as tour guide in Paris for several years.


Pierre-Paul Gori, Social media manager

Pierre-Paul Gori joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in May 2020 as social media manager. Since July 2020, he is also responsible for the design and management of the website and interactive maps.

Self-taught, it is through the addition of his curiosity and experiences that he became an independent social media manager and has been managing for several years the social networks and websites of several major brands and local organizations.

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Arianna Duri, Trainee

Arianna Duri joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in September 2021 as an intern.

She graduated in 2020 in Visual Arts at the University of Bologna (Italy), and is now doing a Master's degree in Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management at the same university. Her studies and her passion for history and art led her to participate in an EVS project in France (Pays de la Loire and Bretagne), concerning the preservation of cultural heritage. In addition, she works as an assistant and secretary in an online photography school.


Anja Schwind, Administrative Assistant

Anja Schwind joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in 2007, being involved in the elaboration of the candidature and certification of "Destination Napoleon" by the Council of Europe as a Cultural Route. Coordinator of the network until 2021, she currently supports the Federation at the administrative level.

Anja studied International Management at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. She is fluent in French and English. As a professional project manager with advanced knowledge in intercultural project management according to international standards and more than 14 years of experience in management, communication, marketing and networking, she works for several corporate projects.

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