About Interpret Europe

Interpret Europe is a membership-based organisation, registered as a charity in Germany. It has more than 500 members from 44 countries.

Interpret Europe's mission is to serve all who use first-hand experiences to give natural and cultural heritage a deeper meaning.

Interpret Europe's membership includes:

  • Individuals interested in the development of the interpretive profession
  • Professionals working as guides or trainers, designers, copywriters or planners, or in the management of facilities
  • Organisations or institutions enabling people to experience and learn about natural and cultural heritage
  • Companies offering interpretive or support services and supplies

Interpret Europe acts as a European platform for cooperation and exchange, especially on research and education. It organises own events for networking and training and supports the development of national associations for interpretation in European countries.

Interpret Europe is a member of the European Heritage Alliance and of the European Commission's Stakeholder Committee for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. Its Freiburg Declaration suggests how stakeholders can contribute to the development of the interpretive profession.

Constitution of Interpret Europe

Our mission

To serve all who use
first-hand experiences
to give natural and
cultural heritage a
deeper meaning