Comité directeur


Francisco Javier García Rodríguez


Felipe Monzón Peñate

Délégation permanente à la Présidence de - Francisco Javier García Rodríguez Présidente de l'Université de La Laguna

Membre du comité directeur

PhD University of La Laguna in The Regional Development, Training and Employment programme.

Full Professor of University

Department of Engineering and Architecture Techniques and Projects.

Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering.

  • Associate Professor of University School 1988
  • Full Professor of University School 1993
  • Full Professor of University 2017



  • Technical Architect in the execution of works. UPLPGC (1986)
  • Master’s Degree in Building Rehabilitation. ULPGC (1990)
  • Documentary Manager. UOC (2010)
  • Graduate in Building Engineering. UCJC (2011)
  • Master in Regional Development, Training and Employment. ULL (2012)
  • PhD from the University of La Laguna in the Regional Development, Training and Employment programme. (2017)



  • Full Professor of the Degree in Technical Architecture
  • Full Professor on the Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies at the ULL.
  • Full Professor on the University Master’s Degree in Management and Technological Innovation in Construction.
  • Full Professor in Architectural Heritage of the University Studies for Adults and Older Adults of the ULL (EUPAM).



Currently since February 2020, Director of the Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering of the ULL.

  • Agricultural and Rural Engineering Degrees
  • Civil Engineering Degree
  • Degree in Technical Architecture
  • Nautical and Maritime Transport Degree
  • Degree in Marine Technologies
  • Degree in Naval Radioelectronics Engineering

 Director La Laguna World Heritage Cultural Chair University of La Laguna since 19 march 2020


History of management

  • Deputy Director of Academic Planning and Research at the University School of Technical Architecture 1990-2001
  • Director of the Secretariat of Planning and Infrastructures ULL 1999-2001 and 2006-2007
  • Coordinator of COU of Technical Drawing 1993-1997. Canary Islands
  • Director of the University School of Technical Architecture 2001-2006
  • Deputy Director of the University Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies of the ULL from 2017 to Feb 2020.



  • Member of ICOMOS International Council on Monuments and Sites, Spain nº 40140.
  • Member of the Executive of the International Centre for Heritage Conservation -CICOP Spain.
  • Vice-Secretary of the Association of Friends of the Museum of Nature and Archaeology of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • Member of the Telesfóro Bravo- Juan Coello Foundation.



  • Interreg Madeira-Azores-Canary Islands Territorial Cooperation Programme (MAC) 2014-2020. PROJECT: “Sustainable revaluation of natural and architectural heritage and development of low-carbon tourism initiatives in the Canary Islands and Cape Verde”. CIPOC Coordinator. European Union. ERDF.
  • Project for the creation of the European Cultural Route of Transhumance Routes and Rural Roads, led by the ULL, with the participation of entities from Italy and Sweden. Association of Transhumance Routes and Rural Roads.
  • Research Project of the Caja Canarias Foundation: Heritage and Cultural Landscape: The Old Winegrowing Estates of Tenerife as a resource for Local Development.
  • Member of the Network “SENDERURAL Hiking as a factor for development in rural areas “. Superior Sports Council of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Spanish Government.
  • Member of the Aula Cultural de Traditional and Heritage Carpentry  of the ULL.
  • Coordinator of Forum Unesco ULL.
  • Architectural heritage and energy efficiency in buildings.



Traditional Road Networks as a factor in Local Development.

Methodological proposal for intervention in the recovery of the Camino Viejo de Candelaria on the island of Tenerife.

Defended on 4 September 2017, with the qualification of Outstanding Cum Laude.

Directed by Dr. Vicente Zapata Hernández and Dr. Norena Martín Dorta.

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Barbro Santillo Frizell


Barbro Santillo Frizell is seniorprofessor in Classical Archaeology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and affiliated researcher at the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome, where she was Director from 2001-2013.

She is specialized in Mediterranean archaeology and ancient history and has participated in excavations in Cyprus, Greece and Italy. Working in a leading position with the Swedish Asine expedition, Nauplion, Greece (1973-79), she wrote her Phd thesis on the Mycenaean culture. She was acting director of the Swedish Institute in Athens 1982-83 (sept-jan). While being assistant director at the Swedish Institute in Rome (1988-92) she developed a project on transhumance and pastoralism in south Italy. As director of the same institute she was co-leading a interdisciplinary project on the Roman road Via Tiburtina, once a main transhumance route leading to Rome (Bjur & Santillo Frizell, Via Tiburtina. Space, movement & artifacts in the urban landscape, 2009).

Her academic teaching and writing covers Greek Bronze Age, landscape, pastoralism, transhumance, building methods and society in the ancient world, Etruscan culture, reception history and cultural heritage issues. She has published scientific monographs, conference volumes, a vast number of articles in international peer-reviewed magazines. She has continuosly written popular and informative articles for Swedish magazines and newspapers and several books which have been translated into foreign languages.

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Simona Messina

Simona Messina


Coordinatrice pour l'Europe centrale et la région méditerranéenne

Membre du comité directeur

Simona Messina holds a degree in Architecture and a PhD at Sapienza, University of Rome.

Professional studying and experiences in Rome and Europe (Budapest, Zurich) and Africa (Mali, Tunisia, Cyprus), focusing on topics related to landscape architecture. Since 2008 full time staff position at Regional Park Appia Antica in Rome

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José Juan Cano Delgado


Coordinateur pour l'Amérique latine

Membre du comité directeur

He is a doctor in Geography with an International Mention. He is also a corresponding academic of the Academy of Geography and History of Guatemala since 2012.

He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the scientific journal “Sarance”, Instituto Otavaleño de Antropología and Universidad de Otavalo, Ecuador; and member of the Editorial Committee of the scientific journal “Vegueta: Yearbook of the Faculty of Geography and History”, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

He is an individual member of ICOMOS-Spain (International Council of Monuments and Sites), and a member of the International Center for Heritage Conservation -CICOP Spain.

He is a research member of the World Network of Magellanic Universities (RUMA).

He has been a professor of the Degree in Tourism at the University School of Tourism of S / C de Tenerife (EUTUR) since 2018 and professor-tutor at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) since 2005.

He has made seven postdoctoral stays and visits to Morocco, Italy and Mexico; and nine pre-doctoral stays and visits to France, Mexico, Guatemala, Italy and Portugal.

He is a visiting professor at the Universities of Guatemala and Mexico, giving conferences, courses and seminars since 2008.

He has participated in different research teams for projects of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (Spain) and the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society.

Its main lines of research are developed in the field of territorial development, heritage and alternative tourism.

Author-co-author of three books and author of more than fifty research articles, communications and publications at a national and international level. As well as director / coordinator of seminars, courses, conferences, forums, national and international symposia.

Since 2020 he is president of the College of Geographers of the Canary Islands (Territorial Delegation).

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Kjell-Åke Aronsson

Membre du comité scientifique

Kjell-Åke Aronsson is a researcher at Ájtte museum and the former director

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Francesco Spada

Membre du comité scientifique

Professor (1980-2016) in Plant Systematics and Plant Geography at Sapienza, University of Rome.

President (2011- 2020) of the Regional Section (Latium) “Giuliano Montelucci” of Società Botanica Italiana.

Guest Researcher (Senior Lecturer) at the Dept. of Plant Ecology and Genetics – Evolutionary Biology Center, University of Uppsala (Sweden).

Member of the Steering Committee of the Swedish Phytogeographical Socierty (Svenska Växtgeografiska Sällskapet)

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Javier Gaitán Morán

Membre du comité scientifique

Master in Geological Sciences. Retired Professor and Researcher of the Department of Earth Sciences, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (Mexico).

He currently works as a Consultant Geologist in Environmental Geology, Geological Heritage and Geotourism.

Has extensive experience in the generation and application of knowledge in Environmental Geology, Geological Heritage, Geodiversity, Geotourism, Geoparks and Geoconservation and collaborated in studies on these issues.

He participated as Operational Manager of the Geosites Inventory and Design of
Geotourism Itineraries Project in the municipalities of Comondú and Mulegé, in
Baja California Sur (Mexico), in collaboration between the State Secretariat of Tourism, Economy and Sustainability (SETUES) and the Autonomous University of
Baja California Sur (UABCS).

Since 2015 he collaborates as Scientific Coordinator in the Huasteca Potosina Aspiring Geopark Project (Mexico) that aims to join the UNESCO  World Geoparks Network.

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Carlo Valorani

Membre du comité scientifique
María Eugenia Arozena

María Eugenia Arozena

Membre du comité scientifique

Doctor in Physical Geography. Retired Professor in Geography an History Department of La Laguna University.

More than 35 years of teaching and research experience on Biogeography and Landscape, specifically plant landscape and dynamics landscape. Coordinator of an inter-university and multidisciplinary team for three successive research projects of the National Plan I+D+i, about the historical dynamics of the laurel forest landscape in protected areas of the Canary Islands and Madeira.

She is currently researching on the importance of land use footprint in the forest landscape, with special emphasis on the appreciation of the laurel forest landscape as a natural and cultural heritage.

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Gregorio Paz Iriarte

Membre du comité scientifique

Gregorio Paz Iriarte is a Philosophy PhD student working between Lyon 3 and the Ecole Normale de Paris, whose current reasearch focuses is on Piotr Kropotkin’s concept of mutual aid.

This scientific study benefits from fieldwork research he has been carrying out for over 3 years with a sheperd community in the Tusheti region of the Georgian Caucasus.

For Gregorio, this community represents a clear example of mutualism in our century. This research is the result of a academic career divided between the UK and France, with first BA in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh obtained with first class honors in 2017, followed by an MA in Philosophy and Religion at the Ecole Normale de Paris, obtained again with first class honors (tres bien mention) in 2020.

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