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E-FAITH, the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage is the European platform promoting contacts and co-operation between non profit volunteer associations, the place where those can meet, exchange experiences, learn from each other and support each other's activities and campaigns.

Exchanging ideas is the very essence of the Industrial Heritage Weekends .

The Weekend this October is being held in Switzerland and will provide enterprising volunteers and their associations with an excellent opportunity to promote their projects, whether work in progress or finished, to like-minded volunteers from all over Europe.

The main themes of this year's meeting are the endangered industrial and technical heritage and preparing 2015, the European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year

During the meeting special attention will be given to

  • Past and current projects to save endangered heritage, with or without success, and what conclusions can be drawn from these;
  • The need for an international SOS Network for endangered industrial and technical heritage;
  • Promoting international volunteer co-operation for saving, preserving and promoting industrial heritage.

One will continue the discussions started previous years: the project for a European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year (2015), now endorsed by the Council of Europe and more than one hundred organisations in 18 European countries.
The themes to be discussed are

  • Reports of the steering committees (industrial chimneys, dangerous and polluted heritage, European cranes) and establishing new steering committees;
  • Twinning between industrial heritage associations and cross-border projects for 2015;
  • Producing a list of ideas and already planned activities for 2015
  • The vital role of volunteers and NGOs for the organisation of the ‘European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year 2015’
  • The position and support of public authorities - the situation in the different countries and regions
  • General brainstorming on 2015


2015 - European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year


European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year
Année européenne du patrimoine industriel et technique
Jahr des Industriellen und Technischen Erbes
Anno del Patrimonio Industriale e Tecnico Europeo
Año Europeo del Patrimonio Industrial y Técnico

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