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Executive Committee

Regulated by Royal Decree 1431/2009 of 11 September, governing the reorganisation of the Consejo Jacobeo

Functions of the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the supporting body for the Central Committee and under its supervision carries out the following actions:

  • Fostering cooperation between the different institutions and autonomous regions for the undertaking of the necessary tasks that enable the Central Committee of the Consejo Jacobeo fulfil its functions.
  • Implementation and monitoring of the agreements reached by the Central Committee of the Consejo Jacobeo.
  • Harmonisation of the actions carried out by the different governments in the fields of protection, standardisation and signposting of the Camino de Santiago.
  • Coordination of the totality of information sought on the state of preservation of the Camino de Santiago.
  • Leading the cultural enhancement of the Camino de Santiago by offering services and activities that are specially directed towards pilgrims and people interested in obtaining more in-depth knowledge of the Camino.
  • Promoting the carrying out of detailed studies on the public and private resources invested in the Camino de Santiago and the human resources devoted to its management, as well as its evaluation as an instrument for economic development and connection between regions.
  • Resolving urgent matters that require immediate decisions and reporting on these at the first meeting held by the Central Committee of the Consejo Jacobeo.
  • Any other function delegated to it by the Central Committee of the Consejo Jacobeo.

Composition of the Executive Committee

The committee comprises the following members:

  • Chairman: Director General for Cultural Policies and Industries and Books. Secretary of State for Culture, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
  • Secretary: Assistant Director for Cultural Cooperation with Autonomous Communities. Director General for Cultural Policies and Industries and Books. Secretary of State for Culture, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
  • Members: one representative with the rank of director general designated by each of the members of the Central Committee.

Members for the Autonomous Communities:

  • Director for Cultural Heritage, Department of Education, Language Policy and Culture of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.
  • Director General for Tourism, Department of Business and Employment of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
  • Director General for Cultural Heritage, Department of Culture, Education and Universities of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
  • Director of the Galicia Tourism Bureau. Vice-President and Minister for the President, Public Administrations and Justice of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
  • Director General for Cultural Heritage, Department of Education and Culture of the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias.
  • Director General for Culture, Department of Education, Culture and Sport of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria.
  • Director General for Culture and Tourism, Department of Economic Development and Innovation of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja.
  • Technical General Secretary, Department of Education, Culture and Sport of the Autonomous Community of Aragon.
  • Director General for Culture–Prince of Viana Institution, Department of Culture, Sport and Youth of the Chartered Community of Navarre.
  • Director General for Cultural Heritage, Department of Culture and Tourism of the Autonomous Community of Castile-León.

Members for the Government of Spain:

  • Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
  • Inspector General of the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations.
  • Director General for Coordination of Competences with the Autonomous Communities and Local Government Authorities of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
  • Inspector General of the Ministry of Development.
  • Technical Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
  • Director General for Fine Arts, Cultural Property, Archives and Libraries of the Secretary of State for Culture.
  • Director General of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) of the Secretary of State for Culture.
  • Director General of the Spanish Tourism Institute (TURESPAÑA), Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
  • Director General for Rural Development and Forestry Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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