How can Heritage Interpreters strengthen European core values and European identity? For many of its citizens Europe is still an abstract construction that is mostly identified with burocracy and limitation of national interests. When dealing with regional or local characteristics – for example cultural or natural monuments – people don’t merely link them to European identity or European values. DELPHI wants to professionalize Heritage Interpreters to strengthen European values and European identity locally and in its regions. Target groups are Heritage Interpreters as well as migrants and the local population.
DELPHI is developping a qualification framework in line with EQF, using blended learning, providing training materials and a validation system for its learning outcomes. A pilot course will be carried out as part of the project. The project training targets interpreters working with hard-to-reach groups, people who are either uninterested in cultural heritage or are skeptical about Europe. In this context, the project will explore the connection between heritage education and socio-cultural integration in an open European society.
Approaching heritage interpretation in partnership with the adult education sector is also a new method for both those working in the heritage field and adult education providers.
By developing continuing education materials, the DELPHI project contributes additional resources to the field of continuing vocational training in the field of heritage interpretation.