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Portrait of Guy Tilkin

Guy Tilkin

Chair of Board FEST, the Federation for European Storytelling Belgium Other

Guy Tilkin studied Geography and Anthropology at Leuven University (BE). He has been
European project manager and director of the Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, an
international culture and conference centre, based in a historic castle, owned by the Flemish
Government (BE).
In 1996 Guy Tilkin started an international storytelling festival that grew to become the
biggest festival in Europe, unique in the world in its multilingual approach. He also has been
the coordinator of a series of European projects under the Lifelong Learning, Creative
Europe and Erasmus+ programmes and gained special know how on e.g. applied storytelling,
heritage interpretation, heritage competence development and validation of non-formal
Guy Tilkin is chair of board of FEST, the Federation for European Storytelling.