Technical Steering Committee

Manuel Peregrina

Manuel Peregrina has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2016.

Graduated in art history at the University of Granada, he has a Masters in Architecture and Heritage historian at the University of Seville. From 2005 to 2011 he held the position of technical officer in charge of international relations, Tourism and European Projects of the El legado andalusí Foundation, national coordinator of the El legado andalusí Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. In 2004 he founded the company “ARTE & CIA. Gestion Cultural y Ocio” in Granada, which develops national and international cultural and educational projects.

Coordinator of postgraduate studies on Cultural Routes and Itineraries at the University of Granada (2011-2012 and 2014). Since 2011 he has been a speaker and trainer in courses, workshops and seminars in various countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Morocco, Paraguay, Algeria; expert in territorial and cultural development projects, heritage enhancement and cultural tourism. Member of ICOMOS-Spain (International Council for Monuments and Sites) and Member of ISTO-America (International Organization of Social Tourism).

Since 2016 he is Technical Secretary of the Spanish Network of the Phoenicians’ Route (Asociación Red española de la Ruta de los Fenicios. Culturas antiguas del Mediterráneo).


Sandrine Modolo has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2009.. 

Graduated in Archeology at the University of Provence Aix-Marseille, she obtained a PhD in “Mediterranean: identity, cultures and heritage mediation” at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Since 2010 she has been a professional tour guide and cultural mediator of the Provence and Côte d’Azur Region and at important cultural institutions such as the Caumont Art Center in Aix-en-Provence and the MuCEM – Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille. Since 2020 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the “Musées Méditerranée – Conservation et Valorisation en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur” Association.

She is coordinator of the Phoenicians’ Route Network in France.


Enzo Finocchiaro has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2016.

After graduating in Civil Engineering – territorial planning area – at the University of Bologna, he began his career as Head Officer of the Organizational Information Systems Unit of the Emilia-Romagna Region. From 1995 to 2015 he was Director of Tourism, Community Policies and European Projects of the Province of Rimini. His forty years of work experience in Italian public institutions has been aimed at achieving measurable, concrete and lasting benefits of tourism enhancement for entire communities. Project Manager of numerous European projects of territorial cooperation, in particular on the themes of sustainable tourism, tourism and cultural enhancement, the creation of European cultural itineraries.

For 10 years he was Head of Sustainable Tourism of the Coordination of Agenda 21 Italy and promoter of GDITS, the Network of the Great Italian Tourist Destinations for Sustainable Tourism, which for the first time brought together the Gotha of national tourism (Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Naples and Rimini) around the common goal of directing the development of Italian tourism towards a more sustainable model. Speaker at numerous conferences, workshops, seminars on Sustainable Tourism in Italy and in the world, lecturer in numerous Masters, in particular for the University of Bologna – Campus of Rimini, author of articles and scientific publications. Coordinator of the Editorial Project of the 2008 Italian edition “Indicators of Sustainable development for Tourism Destination: a GuideBook” of UNWTO – World Tourism Organization, Pazzini Editore.


Angelofabio Attolico joined the Technical-Steering Committee in 2019.

PhD in post-classical archeology at the University of Bari, he has participated as a speaker at many international conferences and written several scientific publications on archeology and medieval art history, with particular attention to the Longobard age, to traffic ancient and the phenomenon of rock settlements. He is one of the authors, in the context of cultural and environmental heritage, of the strategic plan of the Puglia Region 2017-2020, dealing with the development of cultural, slow and green tourism products for both public and private entities. He is co-founder of the regional Cammini di Puglia network and the national Cammini del Sud network, and President of In Itinere, a cooperative with which he conceived, designed and structured the Cammino Materano and the Via Traiana. He is currently Head of Sustainable Tourism, Cultural Routes and Itineraries at the Department of Tourism, Economics of Culture and Valorisation of the Territory, Apulia Region. Since October 2020 he has been a member of the Standing Committee for the Promotion of Tourism in Italy appointed by the Minister for Cultural Heritage, Dario Franceschini.


Sharon Sultana is a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2019.

She is currently Senior Curator of the National Museum of Archeology of Malta. In the past two years she has project managed the opening of the Bronze Age and Phoenician Halls and is presently working on the subsequent Punic, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval period halls. She graduated Bachelors of Arts in Archaeology in 1995, and started working in the museum immediately afterwards.  The dissertation of her Masters in Cultural Heritage Management focused on ‘Museums and Audiences – Bridging gaps’ since her aim is to render the National Museum of Archaeology as fully accessible as possible, both physically and intellectually. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications including The National Museum of Archaeology – The Neolithic Period (2006) and ‘Presenting the Bronze Age to the Public at the National Museum of Archaeology’, in Site, Artefacts and Landscape: Prehistoric Borg in-Nadur, Malta (2011).

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Antoine Lahoud has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2020. 

Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Architecture and Design at the Lebanese American University.  His main area of research is in architectural restoration and Lebanese typology, and he has participated in a number of local and international conferences.  Lahoud is a member of the executive board of ICOMOS Lebanon, and is a member of the steering Committee of Phoenician’s Route; he’s also a member in other heritage related associations.  Aside from teaching, Lahoud maintains a private practice and has realized a number of design projects and led the restoration of historic buildings, such as the restoration of the built heritage of Beirut after August 4 blast, and the renovation of a Phoenician site in Anfeh, North of Lebanon.

Marco Marinuzzi

Marco Marinuzzi has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2020.. 

Graduated in Political Science, Post Graduate Specialization Course in Cooperation and Development in the Balkans. Consultant in the field of public policies and European cohesion and cooperation programs, specialized in topics related to culture and creativity (enhancement of cultural heritage, management of archaeological areas, cultural and creative industries, music, theater, cinema, theater animation, UNESCO sites, culture and tourism, culture and ICT, audience development). Since 2002 he has been involved in technical assistance and evaluation of regional development and territorial cooperation programs and in the planning, management and evaluation of cross-border and transnational cooperation projects. Founding partner and administrator of MERAKI Srl. Many years of teaching experience, in Italy and abroad, on European policies for culture, Audience development, European planning.

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Nana Asmeni Pavlou has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2020. 

Officer of the Larnaka Tourism Board since 2010. She holds a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Marketing and a BA (Hons) in Tourism Management from Thames Valley University UK. She has an extensive experience in tourism planning and monitoring, destination management and strategic marketing and specialises in sustainable tourism development. Her previous work experience in the private tourism sector as well as in the Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises, together with her participation in various committees, has provided her with a broad insight of the tourism industry.

Elio Štifanić

Elio Štifanić has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2020. 

PhD in economics at Juraj Dobrila University in Pula, recently earned a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance. He began his career at a state institution as an associate. In 2008 he was hired by the City of Poreč as an expert for the economy and since 2010 as General Officer for Internal Audit. Since 2015 he has been Director of the Open People’s University of Poreč. Since 2017 he has been Deputy Mayor of the City of Poreč-Parenzo.


Elena Ruiz Valderas has been a member of the Technical-Steering Committee since 2020. 

Archaeologist, from 1997 to 2012 she held the position of Associate Professor of Archeology at the University of Murcia. From 2001 to 2007 Archaeologist and Director of the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Cartagena. Since February 2007 she has been Director of the Roman Theater Museum in Cartagena. She is Adjunct Professor of the Aula de Mayor of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena UPCT. She is a member of the Alfonso X El Sabio Royal Academy. Member of the People’s Parliamentary Group and of the Education and Culture Commission, Murcia Regional Assembly. Vice-president of the People’s Parliamentary Group in the Special Commission for Poverty and Social Exclusion from 09/11/2015 to 03/06/2017.