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ERIH II - European Route of Industrial Heritage
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Although regions such as the German Rühr, the North of England or Saar-Sor-Lux were cradles of the Industrial Revolution, these areas today, are struck by unemployment and decline and seldom regard their industrial heritage as a potential asset. This 4 year project led by a German tourist board, builds on the findings of a previous project under IIC to demonstrate that industrial heritage can be a valuable resource. Through transnational co-operation, thirteen partners from Belgium, [...]
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http://en.erih.net/


 ERIH II - European Route of Industrial Heritage

Lead Partner:
Nordrhein-Westfalen Tourismus e.V.
Worringer Str. 22, D-50668, Köln, Germany
DE
Tel 0049 221 179 450
Fax 0049 221 17945 17

Contact:
Dr. Robert DATZER
Project Manager
datzer@nrw-tourismus.de

Measure: 4.2

Start date: 2002/10/01
End date: 2007/10/31

ERDF Grant: € 1 263 365
Total eligible cost: € 2,6 M€


Partners involved:

DE - Nordrhein-Westfalen Tourismus e.V.

UK - Essex County Council

UK - Borough of Telford & Wrekin

UK - Torfaen County Borough

UK - The University of Manchester

NL - Stichting Industriecultuur Nederlands

DE - NRW Ministerium für Städtebau, Wohnen, Kultur und Sport

DE - NRW Ministerium für Verkehr, Energie und Landesplanung

DE - Projekt Ruhr GmbH

DE - Industriekultur e.V.

DE - Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

NL - Province Noord-Holland


Project type: Action


Summary
Although regions such as the German Rühr, the North of England or Saar-Loor-Lux were cradles of the Industrial Revolution, these areas today, are struck by unemployment and decline and seldom regard their industrial heritage as a potential asset. This 4 year project led by a German tourist board, builds on the findings of a previous project under IIC to demonstrate that industrial heritage can be a valuable ressource. Through transnational cooperation, thirteen partners from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK will jointly invest €2.6 Mio to develop together the first European network dedicated to industrial heritage. This network will be made up of a number of “anchor points”, ie. places of outstanding relevance in the history of industrial technology. From each of the anchor points, the partnership will seek to develop regional routes which highlight the region’s industrial heritage and activities. Thematic routes will also be developed at transnational level around former industries such as textile, mining or steel. Network members will need to comply to stringent quality standards including, for instance, guided tours in different languages, if they want to use the network’s future branding name and logo. Furthermore a joint marketing campaign, a web portal and travelling displays will promote the various routes and anchor points to the wider public.

Objectives
• to emphasize the transnational aspects of Industrial Heritage • to improve the economic potential and attractiveness of the ERIH anchor points in Europe • to use European Industrial Heritage for a sustainable development on regional and local level • to develop a transnational network of Industrial Heritage in order to achieve joint benefits • to raise transnational awareness, knowledge and identity

Activities

Expected Outcomes
Expected outcomes : ERIH intends to establish itself as a European brand for Industrial Heritage. ERIH intends to spread out the network all over Europe and will therefore be also active in the field of seminars and workshops to inform a wider public about the network, its aims and benefits. The idea is to integrate partners from all over the world into the network and so to achieve synergy benefits for all countries working in the field of Industrial Heritage.

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