Who am I and where do I belong? Every human being will ask these questions at some point in their lives. Answers often depend on what people consider their heritage to be and how they interpret it.

EYCH’Heritage and Identity’ will be the theme of our Interpret Europe Conference, which will take place from 23 to 26 March in KÅszeg, Hungary. More than 100 events are waiting for you!

Besides keynote speeches, plenary meetings and 13 tours and study visits, 85 parallel workshops and presentations to be delivered by presenters from 30 countries have been selected by our review team.

The conference will be organised by the Hungarian Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (KÃME) and supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies KÅszeg (iASK). It is an official contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Find out more and register now at www.interpreteuropeconference.net.


  • Tibor Navracsics    Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, will open the conference. Three keynote speakers will accompany you into the single conference days.
  • Kenan Malik    Kenan Malik, our first keynote speaker, is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. His areas of interest include the history of ideas, philosophy and religion, and the sociology of race and immigration. 
  •  Ferenc Miszlivetz    Prof Dr Ferenc Miszlivetz is the founder and director of the Institute of Advanced Studies KÅszeg (IASK). Since 2012 he serves as the president of the Social Sciences unit of the Hungarian UNESCO Committee.
  •  Constanze Itzel    Dr Constanze Itzel built up the House of European History in Brussels from its very beginnings in 2009, as advisor and as curator. She has been leading the museum team since June 2017.

85 workshops and presentations

Attendees from 30 countries will offer 85 workshops and presentations – and here you can find the list including all of them. To select what is most interesting for you, you will always be able to choose from at least five parallel sessions. The conference proceedings, including paper abstracts and full papers, will be available at the conference.

13 study visits

We will run the conference as a border-crossing event, starting our pre-conference tour in Vienna and ending our post-conference tour in Budapest. Both tours can be booked as an extra to the conference. The conference programme itself includes 11 other study visits to choose from, especially to sites within the border-crossing FertÅ / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Destinations will be as different as Esterháza, the ‘Hungarian Versailles’, which belonged to one of the most famous landowning families of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Pan-European Picnic Park where the Iron Curtain was first lifted in 1989.

Market of Ideas

You are invited to present posters and to use the speakers’ corner during our Market of Ideas. The programme for this will emerge from the conference in order to offer more opportunities for exchange, to search for partners and to discuss future projects.