The purpose of this section is to propose a multilingual terminology system relating to the Council of Europe Conventions in the field of heritage.

It allows for a better understanding of concepts, broadening or refining one's knowledge of the subject through the interplay of hierarchical and relational links between terms.

It is intended to help the HEREIN system user to navigate through heritage policy reports and provides access to national experiences or policies with different names for the same concept.

For ease of reference, the system is presented in two parts:

The construction of the thesaurus respects the ISO 2788 and 5964 norms on the construction of thesauri, but places all languages on the same position, thus avoiding placing one language in a position of prestige or superiority over the others.


A multilingual thesaurus specifically devoted to terms related to gardens is available in the Historical Gardens section.