Interpret Europe web conference | 8-11 May 2020  | #iecon20

Fostering heritage communities

Heritage communities are a cornerstone of the Council of Europe’s Faro Convention. But how do heritage sites become meaningful for everyone? What triggers volunteer engagement, and what boosts someone’s sense of fulfilment when dealing with natural and cultural heritage?

People are better connected to heritage when they are actively involved as co-creators of interpretation. This includes lively debate and sometimes dealing with controversial opinions as to why that heritage is meaningful. Consultation broadens consideration about different narratives which, in turn, helps establish practices that accommodate the values people attach to heritage.

Our web conference ‘Fostering heritage communities’ on 8-11 May 2020 offered a packed programme of inspiring speeches, presentations and more. Gain an insight into practices in other countries and enjoy exchanges with people from all over the world, when we explore how interpretation can bring heritage communities to life.