ERIH board meeting in Oberhausen – the major news

How is the dance event ‚WORK it OUT‘ proceeding? Will ERIH become a European Cultural Route? Any news in terms of marketing and networking? Read a brief overview here.

The latest ERIH board meeting was hosted by the Tin Works LVR Industrial Museum. At the very top of the agenda was the pan-European dance event ‚WORK it OUT‘ on May 1. With the shipping of the second information kit to all participants the preparations are entering a critical stage. The kit includes the music composed by Paul & Friends and the video tutorial with a detailed demonstration of the dance moves. The countdown is on.

Relating to marketing and networking the board drafted two guidelines that aim to support individual sites with crossmarketing activities and event management. The board also adopted an ERIH fact sheet and instructions on ‚How to make the most out of your membership‘. The documents will soon be ready for download on the ERIH website.

Another important point was the question whether ERIH should apply for a recognition as European Cultural Route. A meeting to discuss this issue was held at the European Council in January. Since there is no European Cultural Route focusing on industrial heritage the board decided to submit an application in September 2018.

Preparations for the annual ERIH conference – details will follow soon – brought up the question of the next board elections in October 2018. Who will run for the vote, are there new candidates, who resign? Stay tuned for further updates.

Upcoming events

On 22 March, ERIH and InduCult 2.0, an INTERREG project that aims to utilize industrial heritage sites as a tool for regional development, will be signing a memorandum of understanding to establish a partnership-based cooperation.

The ERIH board meets again in May 2018 following the conference ‚Glückauf Industriedenkmal – Bedeutungen und Visionen für NRW (Glückauf Industrial Monument – Implications and Visions for Northrhine-Westphalia). Further board meetings are scheduled for 6-7 July and in the context of the annual ERIH conference in autumn.

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