Let's celebrate and promote in 2018 every month a specific aspect or theme of our industrial heritage. This should raise public awareness for this heritage.
Each month the same topics should be put on the foreground in each country, all over Europe, thus mobilizing associations, institutes, museums, volunteers - and rise the interest for the topic in the civic society. It means that each month a specific theme will be promoted through meetings, lectures, guided visits, exhibitions, articles in press, open days, ... and whatever other means one could think of.

After the E-FAITH call last January, a large number of topics were proposed by volunteers and associations from all over Europe. Our thanks go to all those who contributed to the discussion.

  >> there were more proposals than months available,
thus we organised a poll to know the preferences

THE RESULTS WERE :

  • Adaptive re-use of industrial buildings: 24%
  • Energy, power ad prime movers: 16%
  • Museums of industry, science and technology: 13%
  • Coal, iron and steel: 9%
  • "Clothe the naked": textiles and textile fibres: 5%
  • Harbours and harbour cranes: 5%
  • Inland transport (roads, canals, railroads,...): 5%
  • Watermills and windmills: 4%
  • Public services (water, electricity, gas, sewers,...): 4%
  • Water towers and water distribution: 4%
  • Agriculture, food processing, beverages: 4%
  • Building materials and the building industry: 2%
  • Factory chimneys: 2%
  • Small enterprises (SMEs): 2%
  • Social aspects, workers housing and life conditions: 2%
     

 

As a result we combined similar topics - trying to create a rich and strong programme
 

•    February : no specific theme, but associations are requested to present and promote their local/regional industrial heritage
•    March : Energy, power ad prime movers - from mills to nuclear energy. The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community was signed on the 25 March 1957 at the same time as the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC Treaty)
•    April : Coal, iron and steel, including also other types of mining and quarries - the treaty of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was signed on April 18th 1951
•    May : factory chimneys (* this is an initiative which exists since a couple of years)
•    June : The urban environment (distribution of water, electricity, gas, sewers; post and telephones; social aspects, workers housing and life conditions)
•    July and August: Travel and transport, railways, canals, harbours, roads, historic airports - how people and goods were moved on land, water and through the air
•    September : take care of European Open Heritage Days. Include as many industrial sites as possible in the local Open Heritage Days programmes
•    October : Adaptive re-use
•    November : Concluding conference, probably in Brussels : "Industrialization, science and technology, Key to European integration” ("L'industrialisation, la science et la technologie, facteur clé de l'intégration européenne")

 

 
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