The topics of the E-FAITH 2017 weekend in Barcelona

There are two main topics to be discussed during the weekend - and for both we are looking for YOUR input and contributions
And, as every year, we have on Saturday afternoon an open forum, where associations present their aims and activities.

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The European Cultural Heritage Year 2018:
position and role of the industrial heritage, planned actions and activities


During the 2015 Industrial and Technical Heritage Year   the industrial heritage movement in Europe gained momentum.
In most countries special activities were organised putting the focus on industrial sites and collections,  new associations were set up, contacts established. New ideas and initiatives rose.

Early 2017 the European Commission and the European Parliament decided that 2018 should become the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH2018)
Because of the role industrial and technological development played in the development of the European continent, and the influence Europe had on other continents, we are convinced that the industrial heritage should play a major role in the European Year of Cultural Heritage, elaborating on the experiences of 2015.

It's up to the industrial heritage movement, the associations and volunteers, to be present in the frontline of EYCH2018, launching a vast European movement caring for and saving the industrial heritage, and defending the role of non profit associations and volunteers.
How can we consolidate the 2015 achievements and build upon them in 2018 ?
E-FAITH has already presented a series of proposals, but what other ideas do exist and can be carried out ?
What does your association or institution plan for 2018 ?

  • Come and discuss these important issues during the Friday afternoon workshop.


  Industrial Heritage – exploring opportunities for education and lifelong learning’

The educational values and potentials of industrial heritage are still underrated and underestimated - or limited to some disciplines as history and geography. Many sites and museums do offer ‘educational packages’, but these are often rather basic and tuned to very young children (under 12 years generally), don't witness of a global interdisciplinary approach, only look at the local or regional situations and rarely express a cross-border European viewpoint

  • What can an educational approach mean to ‘industrial heritage’ and vice versa ?
  • At whom should we aim, and how: young children, teenagers, young professionals, adults,...
  • How to develop ‘educational visits to industrial site’
  • Can the industrial heritage movement take advantage of an educational approach ? And how ?
  • Can local associations, owners and trustees, local citizens draw social, cultural, economic ... benefits from the use of their industrial heritage for education - and how can they participate in these ?
  • For what disciplines can industrial heritage offer opportunities ?

This is the main theme of this year, and for which we are looking for reports
Come and share your experiences

Industrial heritage is fun...