Project in a nutshell

The project partnership has established the idea of Living Industrial Culture in Central Europe and revealed, strengthened and utilized 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 have been used as one powerful force. Industrial Culture has become a dynamic concept mirroring earlier and ongoing transformations of industrial economy and actively shaping the cultural sphere of the affected communities.



Work Package 1

ESTABLISHING and promoting the concept

The work package focused on the novelty of Industrial Culture itself. Scientific work has outlined its fundaments. Transnational and regional stakeholder involvements have led to the development of valuable strategic reccomendations as can be found in the ‘Transnational Strategy Brochure’.

The strategy will be further promoted by a CE network on Industrial Culture, with coordinators present in each of the participating regions. The network will continue its cooperation beyond the project run-time, aiming at further enhancing acknowledgement of Industrial Culture as a central societal root in Central Europe.

Outputs and Results




NETWORK & tool


Action Plans


pilot actions

Platforms and Tools

Would you like to get even more inspired?
Discover the scientific publication on how the partnership has revealed the transformative power Industrial Culture.
Read it here
Looking for touristic offers on Industrial Culture?
Discover them in our mapping tool!
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Curious on the industrial spirit of the partner regions? Discover the story on how industrial culture has an impact on regional development and society in our movie industrial culture!
Watch the trailer

documents & publications

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Project Partners

 8 long-standing industrial regions team up with 2 academic institutions.

*Stebo is located in Belgium (for contact details see communication management)

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Facts & figures






Work packages




Start Date

1 june 2016

End Date

31 may 2019