TEHIC – Towards a European Heritage Interpretation Curriculum – is an EU Erasmus+ Programme-funded initiative with a duration of two and a half years. The project’s primary focus is to enhance training and professionalisation in the field of cultural and natural heritage interpretation.
The project was launched in January 2023 with an in-person meeting held in Seville, Spain, and it is scheduled to conclude in June 2025 with a final conference in Sweden.
This initiative stems from the recognised need to provide high-quality, specialised, and academic training at the university level. Its ultimate goal is to foster high-level skills and enhance knowledge transfer in the broader context of cultural and natural heritage, particularly in the area of heritage interpretation.
As part of the work plan, the main actions to be undertaken are:
- Development of a comprehensive guide on best practices.
- Designing a heritage interpretation curriculum that aligns with the European higher education system and employs ECTS credits.
- Establishment of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) to reach a wider audience and facilitate accessibility to the curriculum.
Discover the international team behind TEHIC!
The consortium is a collaborative alliance of seven partners representing five European countries: Spain, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, and Portugal. Together, we are dedicated to shaping the future of heritage interpreters, advocating for their professional recognition and facilitating their growth. The TEHIC partners are highly active organisations in the domain of heritage interpretation within Europe, boasting extensive experience and expertise in heritage education and communication of cultural and natural heritage.
Moreover, the project has the support of five associated partners closely affiliated with the sector. These include ICOM Croatia, the cultural development administration of the region of Västra Götaland, and the Master’s Degree in Architecture and Cultural Heritage of the University of Seville.
Our mission is to contribute to the recognition and professionalisation of heritage interpreters, ultimately increasing their employability.
To accomplish this, our higher education training programme integrates academic knowledge with hands-on practical experience.
We firmly believe that fostering collaboration among all stakeholders engaged in heritage interpretation can lead to a profound transformation in how cultural and natural heritage is perceived and esteemed.
Let’s join forces to secure the well-deserved recognition of heritage interpretation!