The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)

European exchange programme

AnnouncementsINTO Projects November 24, 2020

Collaborating to improve access

The SEECHT project (Staff Exchange in European Cultural Heritage Trusts), offers INTO members the opportunity to share learning, and contribute to a more open and welcoming European heritage sector.

Having learnt from their neighbouring trusts, participants will deliver projects that broaden access to all segments of the European public. The project also improves the welcome for members of heritage trusts from other countries as part of our INTO Places programme.

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European experts visit Czech National Trust in Prague

The project is led by the Czech National Trust, working closely with INTO and partner organisations Herita in Flanders, National Trust for Scotland, National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano and the National Trust of Slovakia.

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Exchange of experience and expertise

Secondments will be organised around two themes:

How can we improve accessibility for people living with disabilities? How can our sites attract the widest possible audience?  What programmes can be implemented to ensure that our places and the stories we tell are relevant to people from all backgrounds?

How can European heritage trusts create a combined heritage offer?  How can we extend a warm welcome to members of European heritage trusts, when using their membership at our places?  What steps can be taken to standardise a reciprocal visiting offer?

New access toolkit

A toolkit, to be shared widely among European heritage organisations, will capture the strength of variety possessed by European heritage trusts, and provide the blueprint for continued collaboration between project participants.

The toolkit will be available from 15 September 2023 on our Resource Hub.

Participating INTO members

Czech Republic






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