19th ERIH Conference
To shape our future the European Commission has formulated “The New European Bauhaus” (NEB) as framework that aims to be a bridge between the world of science and technology, the world of art and culture and community engagement. The NEB is an interdisciplinary initiative that demonstrates how sustainable innovation brings tangible and positive experiences to our daily lives. It calls on all of us to imagine and build together an enriching, sustainable and inclusive future. Industrial heritage provides an ideal opportunity for communities to realize this. On the 2023 ERIH Annual Conference the speakers are going to present inspiring projects that showcase these connections.
The ERIH Conference has been held annually since 2005 at different industrial heritage sites across Europe. Each conference focuses on a topical issue in industrial heritage tourism. They also provide a platform for people from different European countries and regions to share experiences, expertise and get to know each other. Speakers and participants are experts from industrial heritage sites and organisations, museums, tourism institutions, heritage authorities, development agencies, academia and people interested in the topic.
ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage, is the tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. The network is managed by the ERIH association, which has over 300 members in 27 countries. Over 100 member sites are Anchor Points, sites of exceptional historical significance in terms of industrial heritage which also offer a high quality visitor experience. Regional Routes introduce in more detail the industrial history of landscapes, hat have been particularly affected by industrialisation. In total, they represent on our website over 2,200 sites of interest from all European countries.