Archives for May 2016

6. May 2016 - Comments Off on Statement of Eurocommissioner Tibor Navracsics about the Interpret Europe Conference!

Statement of Eurocommissioner Tibor Navracsics about the Interpret Europe Conference!

Tibor Navracsics , European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, send us a statement saying "Through interpretation, I believe heritage can contribute to the building of communities, not just at local level, but also on national and European levels. Bringing citizens closer to their heritage is about bringing them closer to each other, and this is an important step towards a more inclusive society."

Read the full statement.

Debate with us at our conference 'Heritage Interpretation- The Future of Europe' how we can participate in the plan "to make cultural heritage a vital sector in today's world".

Registration possible until 8 May.

2. May 2016 - Comments Off on Opening keynote lecture 21 May: Peter Debrine, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Opening keynote lecture 21 May: Peter Debrine, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Join us for the opening lecture ‘Think different: the changing face of tourism in Europe’!

Across Europe, widespread community participation in heritage activities and increased awareness of a common cultural and natural heritage has demonstrated the power of heritage in stimulating innovation, creativity, and small and medium sized business creation. More and more these trends are reflected in the transnational tourism products offered by the tourism industry, making Europe a truly unique tourism destination.

Debate with Peter Debrine on what makes Europe unique in terms of its heritage and how, through creativity and innovation, tourism can play a role in strengthening the identity of Europe without reducing it to a stereotype. Interpretation at all levels will be essential to ensure that the storytelling reflected in tourism products is authentic and reinforces the European narrative, thus enhancing the experience of visitors from both within and outside the continent.

Be inspired by the experiences of Peter Debrine, Programme Specialist of a new World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme.

Day passes and full conference tickets are still available until 8 May. Look at our conference programme for more details and don’t hesitate to register.