In addition to 3 keynote speeches and 63 presentations and interactive workshops, there were 18 intensive study visits, including one pre-conference tour to Flanders Fields and one post-conference tour to Bruges. These allowed delegates to explore in-depth the culture of Flanders and gain lots of ideas about how to interpret their own heritage for both visitors and residents on their return home. There was also a lively market of ideas, as well as an exhibition fair with 20 presentations and discussions, a live auction and evening meals with entertainment to round off the programme.
The conference was organised by Herita, Flanders Heritage Association and supported by the Flemish Commission for UNESCO, the InHerit Lifelong Learning Project, the City of Mechelen, Tourism Flanders and the Landcommanderij Alden Biesen.
You can download some of the documents and presentations from the conference here:
Greetings EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
Opening address Willem Derde and Thorsten Ludwig
Keynote Peter Debrine (UNESCO)
Keynote Mike Robinson (University of Birmingham)
Keynote Ignace Schops (Europarc Federation)
Learning from our European heritage: a call from Mechelen