On November, 8th, 2018, European Heritage Volunteers will organise in cooperation with Europe's Leading Trade Fair for Conservation, Restoration and Old Building Renovation “denkmal” in Leipzig, Germany, a conference under the title “Volunteering for European Cultural Heritage”.

The conference will be held on occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and will be the final event of European Heritage Volunteers’ overall project “Best practice models of volunteering for European Cultural Heritage”.

The conference shall gather representatives of organisations and institutions that carry out resp. plan for the future projects in the fields of volunteering for heritage and heritage education, representatives of state authorities and heritage administrations as well as citizens with own experiences in volunteering for heritage and shall serve as a platform to exchange best practices of volunteering for heritage all over Europe.

A special focus of the conference will lay on projects for young adults, students and young professionals.

The conference language will be English.


A first draft of the programme will be published in June 2018.

Representatives of organisations, institutions and state authorities as well as persons with own experiences in volunteering for heritage that are interested to contribute to the conference’s programme are already now warmly invited to express their interest by contacting European Heritage Volunteers.

The final programme of the conference will be published in October 2018.