On 6-7 July 2023 researchers from universities, NGOs, city councils and small entreprises met in Brussels to advance Consider‘s work plans, agendas and research topics.
The researchers – including Eutropian’s Bahanur Nasya – travelled from Turkey, Austria, Germany and United Kingdom and met at The Universtiy of Antwerp who hosted the workshops as a new project partner.
Eutropian is the practice partner for the Consider project from Austria and will be sending researchers as seconds to the partner universities to exchange knowledge on industrial heritage development and management.
What is next? Newcastle University and researchers from Wuhan will organise a webinar in the autumn to encourage intercontinental exchange on approaches and practices in industrial heritage site developments.
CONSIDER “Sustainable Management of Industrial Heritage as a Resource for Urban Development”, a European Union Horizon 2020 project, aims to develop sustainable management models for industrial heritage sites for the benefits of local communities through strengthening collective identities, improving the urban landscape, promoting ecofriendly solutions, and contributing to the urban economy and a sustainable future of the city.
The overarching goal of the CONSIDER project is to bring forward industrial heritage sites as part of a wider social landscape merged with skills and local memory, and study its potential as a key element of urban and regional development strategies.
Universities, municipalities, city councils, conservation trusts, and heritage sites from several European and Middle Eastern countries are project partners.
The collaboration will be improved by through synergies, networking activities, organisation of workshops, summer schools, webinars, and conferences to facilitate sharing of knowledge. The circular knowledge exchange is based on systematic and triple-helix approach between academia (universities), policymakers (municipalities), and practitioners (SME/NGO) that will contribute both in identifying problems and developing guidelines for their improvement.