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European Route of Industrial Heritage: 15th Annual Conference and Certification Ceremony

BERLIN, GERMANY 16-18 OCTOBER 2019
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From left to right: Professor Mr. Meinrad Maria GREWENIG (President, ERIH, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe), Mrs. Christiane BAUM (Secretary General, ERIH, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe), Stefano DOMINIONI (Executive Secretary, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA); Director, European Institute of Cultural Routes)

From left to right: Professor Mr. Meinrad Maria GREWENIG (President, ERIH, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe), Mrs. Christiane BAUM (Secretary General, ERIH, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe), Stefano DOMINIONI (Executive Secretary, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA); Director, European Institute of Cultural Routes)

On 16-18 October, the 15th European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) Annual Conference “Industrial Heritage Tourism – It’s All in the Mix” took place at the German Technical Museum in Berlin, Germany.

On Thursday 17, Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and Director of European Institute of Cultural Routes presented the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme and delivered the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification to the European Route of Industrial Heritage represented by Professor Meinrad Maria GREWENIG, President, and Christiane BAUM, Secretary General of ERIH.

 

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Fig. 1 15th Annual Conference at the German Technical Museum in Berlin, Germany

Fig.2 Presentation of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme at the Certification Ceremony

 

The Annual Conference focused on examples of innovative and best practices on how the promotion of industrial heritage can be combined with other tourism sectors. Thus, different interventions and workshops were the occasion to discuss on industrial heritage in the view of a long-term attraction of visitors and stimulation of repeated visits. The event was attended by nearly 90 participants from 19 different countries.

 

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Fig.3 15th ERIH Annual Conference Group Photo

 

The European Route of Industrial Heritage, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe certified in 2019, invites visitors to explore the milestones of European industrial history in the context of a Europe-wide tourist network: as places of a common European memory, they bear witness to scientific discoveries, technological innovation and workers' life histories.

 

The complete programme of the 15th ERIH Annual Conference can be found here.


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