The team

A Word from the President - Charles Bonaparte


Charles Bonaparte is 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 joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in March 2020 as Deputy Director, and took over her functions as director 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.


Projects manager

Jacques Mattei was the Director of the European Federation of the Napoleonic Cities since the creation of the network, in 2004, until December 2020.

Since January 2021, he continues to participate in the definition of the development strategies of the Federation of which he has a perfect knowledge and it is from now on by his new functions of Project Manager that he puts his great experience in the fields of sustainable development, local and urban, at the service of the network.


Network coordinator

Anja Schwind joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in 2007. As central coordinator, she has accompanied, animated and coordinated the whole network. Since 2015 Anja has been heavily involved in the elaboration of our application and the certification of "Destination Napoleon" by the Council of Europe as a European Cultural Route and then to bring this project to life on our territories.

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 based on international standards and more than 14 years’ experience in management, communication, marketing and networking she works for several business projects. She is also the owner of her own media company.

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Project Manager European Network of Museums

Alain Borghini joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in 2019 as a representative of the Medal Museum of Napoleonic Europe (Museo Medagliere dell'Europa Napoleonica), which he founded in Tuscany. Passionate about European history, especially the period from the French Revolution to the Restoration, he devotes all his energy to transmitting this love for our common past.

He is the author of a "Collector's Guide to Napoleonic Commemorative Medals" and of numerous articles published in Italian and international scientific and historical journals.
He has extensive experience as a museum founder and manager, skills that he brings to the service of the Federation as Project Manager of the Destination Napoleon European Museum Network. His main mission is to support the creation of synergies between museum organizations dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Napoleonic heritage.


Communication officer

Denise De Roux joined the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities in January 2021 to support its promotional and communication activities. She worked several years within the Council of Europe for the Cultural Routes programme, including as 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.


Social media manager and webmaster

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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