We invite you to join us in person later this year for five days of training workshops and study visits together in Catalonia, Spain.
If you are keen on sharpening your skills in heritage interpretation, experiencing how it works in practice and exchanging ideas with interpreters from all over Europe, come and join the IE Training Days.
This new and fresh bi-annual format for an IE event offers a range of experiential and practical activities. You can count on meeting old and new colleagues, experiencing Catalan culture and being immersed in outstanding Mediterranean nature in an early-autumn getaway.
This five-day event is designed in a modular way. You will be able to book different lengths of stay, from two to five days, between 7 and 11 October. You are free to adapt arrival and departure times to suit your availability and the most convenient transport connections and/or to join parts of the programme that interest you most.
Heritage interpretation and interpretive practice
The Training Days will build on IE’s training programme which, along with workshops, study visits and presentations, aims to empower heritage practitioners to help people connect with heritage through their senses, hearts and minds, to build their acceptance and appreciation of multiple perspectives, to take stewardship over heritage and to enrich each other through rewarding exchanges.
We will be exploring Terres de l’Ebre (the Ebro Lands), a region in Tarragona Province in the south of Catalonia in Spain. In 2016, UNESCO declared the region a world-class natural and human space, recognising it as a Natural Biosphere Reserve. The natural resources have shaped the lifestyle of the community, becoming a source of subsistence and inspiration that has shaped customs, festivals and a unique cuisine. The wider Tarragona province and Barcelona are also on our list of highlights to visit.
The detailed programme is being prepared by the IE team and our local organising partner, El Grup de Natura Freixe and will include study visits, training workshops based on activities in the IE training courses, keynote speakers and social events. The programme – and especially the study visits to heritage sites and natural parks in and around Barcelona, Tarragona and Tortosa, visitor centres and exhibitions – will offer a platform for exchange among those who are interested in designing interpretive experiences. In particular, interpretive planners, interior designers, consultants, curators, nature conservationists and others will benefit from engaging in talks with site managers and/or planners, exchanging experiences and, at the same time, enjoying sightseeing.
Keep an eye on our website for more details on the programme and the opening of registration.
For any enquiries, get in touch with Tea Štifanić, IE Events Coordinator, at: [email protected].