About Interpret Europe

Interpret Europe is a membership-based organisation, registered as a charity in Germany. It has more than 1000 members from more than 55 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 heritage interpretation and/or working as guides or trainers, designers, copywriters or planners, or in the management of facilities
  • Institutions or organisations encouraging people to experience and learn about natural or cultural heritage
  • Businesses offering interpretive or support services and supplies

Within these four membership categories, membership fees differ according to the average income in the countries where members are based.

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 itself is a member of:

The Cultural Heritage Forum evolved from the official Stakeholder Committee of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. It is the European Commission's permanent Expert Group on Cultural Heritage.

Interpret Europe's Freiburg Declaration suggests how stakeholders can contribute to the development of the interpretive profession. Interpret Europe's study Engaging citizens with Europe's cultural heritage has been awarded with the European Commission's 2017 Altiero Spinelli Prize (First Prize).

Constitution of Interpret Europe

Our mission

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