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ERIH - Annual Conference 2015 - Registration is now open

21 to 23 October 2015 in Pilsen, Czech Republic


Call for Papers - ERIH Annual Conference 2015 - 21-23 October in Pilsen (CZ)

Conference subject: How to attract new Audiences?

New Ideas and Innovations for the Interpretation...


Invitation to tender for work contracts

For the implementation of the work programme in the framework of the CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME ERIH...


to the European Route of Industrial Heritage, the tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. 

Currently we present about 1,200 sites in 43 European countries. Among these sites there are more than 80 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On eighteen Regional Routes you can discover the industrial history of these landscapes in detail. All sites relate to thirteen European Theme Routes which show the diversity of European industrial history and their common roots.


Anchor Point of the Day
Italian Centre for Coal Mining Culture | Carbonia

Carbone, the Italian word for coal has given its name to the Sardinian town of Carbonia....

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Anchor Points

Anchor points illustrate the complete range of European industrial history.
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Regional Routes

The Regional Routes link landscapes and sites which have left their mark on European industrial history.
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European Theme Routes

Theme Routes take up specific questions relating to European industrial history.
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History is always made by people. We present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.
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Do you know...

the place where, for the first time, a manufacturer created better living conditions for his workers?

To live in New Lanark, Scotland, at the beginning of the 19th century was a fortunate position. The town, then characterised by its cotton industry, happened to witness an entrepreneur named Robert Owen who took his responsibility as employer seriously. After having inherited a spinning mill in 1800 he successfully introduced several measures to better the lot of his employees, thereby proving to be a pioneer with great foresight. Thanks to him Lanark became a place not only with good working conditions, but living standards.

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