Project in a nutshell

The project partnership establishes the idea of Living Industrial Culture in Central Europe and reveals, strengthens and utilizes the unique cultural spirit of industrial regions.  They jointly set out to discover their industry-based culture for positioning themselves as appealing places for work, life and recreation. Past, present and future cultural assets related to industry are used as one powerful force. Industrial Culture becomes a dynamic concept mirroring earlier and ongoing transformations of industrial economy and actively shaping the cultural sphere of the affected communities.

Learn more about how we establish and promote the concept of Industrial Culture  

Learn more about how we prime Industrial Culture as a unique feature of regional identity 

Learn more about how we deploy Industrial Culture for securing labour force 

Learn more about how we foster creativity and innovation 

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iNDUcULT & vIRTUAL reality!

Discover the past, present and future of iron production at Eisenerz(RadwerkIV & Voestalpine Stahl Donawitz through virtual reality! Or download the app ABENTEUER(R)Eisen and earn yourself a journey book of the Styrian Iron Route!

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Discover with us exciting novel views on Industrial Culture and experience an authentic place!


We are looking forward to welcoming you on 4/4/19 in the region Zwickau: engine of industrial production in Saxony, beating heart of industrial culture and central venue for the Saxon Exhibition Industry-Culture-People 2020.

Since 2016, industrial regions outside the metropolises are engaging with their culture in the EU project InduCult2.0. Now, at the end of the project, we can state: This culture is specific, multi-layered and highly suitable as a carrier of regional identity and image. 

Such an industrial culture ties in with the industrial heritage, but goes far beyond it: It is as much the result of the productive present and even provides space for discussion of the industrial future to be shaped. We have coined the term Living Industrial Culture for this.

In the past two and a half years, eight Central European partner regions have conceived and implemented a wide range of innovative measures to test this approach in practice. The results are promising; they are currently being evaluated by two scientific partner institutions.

At the end of the project, we would like to share the main findings of this cooperation experts from Central Europe. 

We present a manifold agenda with exciting, both practical and strategic contributions, workshops and forums.

More info and registration:

The conference will be simultaneously translated into English and German.

Project Partners

 8 long-standing industrial regions team up with 2 academic institutions.

*Stebo is located in Belgium (for contact details see communication management)

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Work packages




Start Date

1 june 2016

End Date

31 may 2019