Secretary-General of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
Dr Gábor Soós has an educational background in the humanities and social sciences (PhD. English Literature, Budapest, ELTE (2010); D.E.A. in Philosophy, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris 4 (1999); M.A. in English, (1996) ELTE), and worked both as an academic and as a civil servant and diplomat. He is currently Secretary-General of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO and Recurrent Visiting Lecturer at Central European University’s Cultural Heritage Studies Program. He was diplomat and Deputy Permanent Delegate of Hungary to UNESCO (2002-2006); Alternate Member of the Executive Board of UNESCO (2004-2006). He headed the project Revealing the social and economic impact of cultural heritage financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism as well as other projects related to the management of cultural heritage in Central Europe. He is also UNESCO-accredited facilitator for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage and evaluator for the Horizon 2020 and other EU-funded programs.