HOW DID WE REACH THE CONCEPT OF 'THEME MONTHS' ???

After an E-FAITH call in January 2017, 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.
•    April : Coal, iron and steel, including also other types of mining and quarries
•    May : factory chimneys
•    June : The urban environment
•    July and August: Travel and transport on land, water and through the air
•    September : take care of European Open Heritage Days.
•    October : Adaptive re-use
•    November : Concluding conference: "Industrialization, science and technology, Key to European integration” ("L'industrialisation, la science et la technologie, facteur clé de l'intégration européenne")

 
USING A FORM LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS COULD SHOW INTEREST IN THIS APPROACH
WE RECEIVED DOZENS OF RESPONSES