The project partnership establishes the idea of Living Industrial Culture in Central Europe and reveals, strengthens and utilizes the unique cultural spirit of industrial regions. They jointly set out to discover their industry-based culture for positioning themselves as appealing places for work, life and recreation. Past, present and future cultural assets related to industry are used as one powerful force. Industrial Culture becomes a dynamic concept mirroring earlier and ongoing transformations of industrial economy and actively shaping the cultural sphere of the affected communities.
At the end of the project, we would like to share the main findings of our cooperation with other experts from Central Europe. We present a manifold agenda with exciting, both practical and strategic contributions, workshops and forums.
The first job events, where companies and employees try to find a 'match', are now a reality. Belgian, Polish and Italian partners have already organized the speed dates. Slovenia is yet to follow.
If you are interested in the results, keep track of the website. We will soon post a joint report!
A huge graffito was applied onto the former mining shaft Martin-Hoop shaft by Christoph Steyer alias “Flamat”, a Leipzig based artist. This was a a joint initiative of the district of Zwickau, the site owning company MSB GmbH and the culture agency Kulturraum Vogtland-Zwickau.
An E-book on Interreg and the EYCH2018 has been published by INTERACT. It describes CENTRAL EUROPE projects (p. 66-73). The E-book will be officially presented at the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels (8-11/10/2018) in the Coop Cult and Succeed - EYCH2018 workshop.
The Partnership meets for the last time before the final event in April 2019. It will be an interesting programme where partners have the chance to present and discuss the first implementation results.
Keep track of our website and Facebook Page!
The transnational mapping tool promotes industrial tourism in seven partner regions. It features sites and events showing the rich industrial heritage in Central and Eastern Europe as well as current or upcoming industries with special touristic and educational offers. With this mapping tool we want to open the door to the richness of Industrial Culture in Central and Eastern Europe.
The City of Leoben (Austria) organizes a Festival of Industrial Culture along the Styrian Iron Route.The festival is used to promote other pilot actions such as industrial camping, offers for visits of living industry, school-related projects and the very nice ERIH exhibition from the Unesco World Heritage Site “Zeche Zollverein” (Essen, G).
The InduCult workshop 'Forging Industrial Culture' has started its tour throughout Europe. Workshops already took place at Gogolin and Eisenerz as part of Industrial Culture festivities.
Visit the InduCult events in the next months and create your own leaf to become part of our 'Tree of Industrial Culture'!
RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.
InduCult was put up as a candidate by Interreg Central Europe in the category :
Topic of the year 2018: Investing in cultural heritage
Seventy stakeholders, European experts platforms and policy makers (including MEPs and liaisson offices) gathered at the European Parliament to discover how the topic of Industrial Culture can be integrated in future regional development and decision making processes.
Use the arrows on the left and right side to learn more about our project results
1 june 2016
31 may 2019