Interpret Europe conference 2024. Sustainability: Challenging mindsets through heritage interpretation

Interpret Europe conferences 2024
Sustainability: Challenging mindsets through heritage interpretation
21 March – 24 March 2024, Koper, Slovenia

Join us in Slovenia from 21 to 24 March 2024 for a packed programme of inspiring keynote speeches, workshops, presentations and study visits, where we’ll explore how can heritage interpretation challenge people’s mindsets in a way that doesn’t focus on doom and gloom but keeps their spirits up for successful transition. 

Interpret Europe conferences attract, from as many as 40 countries, up to 200 attendees, all of whom share a dedication to support local people and visitors in their search for meaning in heritage. Besides seminal keynote speeches and study visits to remarkable heritage sites, IE conferences benefit from up to 40 presentations and interactive workshops delivered by their attendees.

Koper, a green-labelled multicultural destination, will be the location for our exchanges on such questions. Istria region, a lively crossroads area of cultures and languages, the junction of South, West and East, is rich in history, with a difficult past but now a more peaceful coexistence in a united Europe that should be able to inspire us. What’s more, the karst hinterland with its countless underground caves, Mediterranean vegetation and the wild fir and spruce forests of the Dinaric Alps, home to numerous rare species, will provide us with many opportunities for taking deep breaths in nature.

Registration –

You can register for the conference by filling in this online form.

Within the registration process, you will be asked to select study visits. Make sure you take a good look at their descriptions and chose your first as well as your second choice. The registration form also includes billing details based on which the pro-forma invoice will be generated. Make sure you include all data that you need on the invoice. You will receive a confirmation mail with an overview of your choices made for optional activities. Please note that we cannot keep a place for you until we have received your payment. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the conference team at

A little bit of history

A European Heritage Summit was first organized in London on 26–28 April 2006 by Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive Officer of English Heritage. The mission of the Summit was to gather for the first time the European cultural heritage leaders who had the opportunity to exchange their experience and initiate common actions. It was attended by 23 European states which agreed in the Final Statement to continue to meet annually as a forum of European heritage heads, known as the “European Heritage Heads Forum”. Future hosting countries are chosen by general agreement at the annual meeting.

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