The INTERREG project “InduCult2.0” brings together regions with a distinct industrial past and present, situated outside major agglomeration areas in Central Europe. In recent years, all of them have undergone deep transformation processes due to automation, adaptation to globalized production patterns and the opening of markets in the former state‐led economies. The long economic predominance of industrial production has brought about a particular cultural setting in the project partners’ territories. It is made up of certain skills, attitudes, traditions as well as tangible monuments and artefacts. However, these regions are usually considered culturally less attractive and they are not utilizing the existing Industrial Culture to their full development potential.
InduCult2.0, wants to revive the cultural spirit of long‐standing industrial regions in Central Europe.
Together with local stakeholders, partners rediscover and develop the positive elements of industrial communities. Specifically, project partners intend to:
- Promote and establish the idea of Industrial Culture in Central Europe;
- Strengthen the distinct culture of industrial regions and utilise it as location factor;
- Empower industrial regions by re‐activating their pioneer spirit.
In the project, past, present and future cultural and creative assets related to industry are combined into one powerful package. 10 partners in 8 European countries have set up a cross-sectoral cooperation, bringing together museums, companies, schools, research institutes and creative communities.
This way, Industrial Culture becomes a living and dynamic concept mirroring the ongoing transformations of industrial economy and shaping the cultural sphere of the affected communities.
The InduCult2.0 project is implemented by the Central Europe INTERREG B programme and cofounded by ERDF. The project run-time is from summer 2016 to summer 2019. More information via www.inducult.eu.