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  • Short Form: SHIFT-X.
  • Full name: Using cultural heritage as promoter in the financial and also social change of old-industrial regions.
  • Top priority: Competitiveness.
  • Location of Intervention:4.3 Capitalising on Cultural Resources for More Eye-catching Cities as well as Areas.
  • Duration: October 2012 – December 2014 (27 months).

Total spending plan:.

  • ERDF contribution: EUR 1.649.736,92.
  • EUR 1.288.937,51.

Collaboration:.Area of Zwickau (Sachsen, DE), Organization for mining tourism Welzow (Brandenburg, DE), Technical University Mining Academy Freiberg (Sachsen, DE), Association Styrian Iron Path (Steiermark, AT), College of Graz (Steiermark, AT), Micro-Region Sokolov-East (Severozapad, CZ), STEBO Capability Center Community Development (, BE), City of Bydgoszcz (Kujawsko-Pomorskie, PL).

  • Lead partner: Area of Zwickau (Sachsen, DE).
  • Lead partner country: Germany.
  • Call individual: Mr Carsten Debes.
  • Address: Landkreis Zwickau, Landratsamt, Robert-Müller-Str. 4-8, DE-08056 Zwickau, Germany.


SHIFT-X – Description.

Industrial areas in central Europe have more than years been considered as locations of economic advancement. Nonetheless, much of them have actually shed this importance due to globalisation, transition to market economies and various other structure problems. Particularly areas dominated by peripherally positioned little- or medium-sized towns are qualified by their commercial past. Previous markets leave a profound product and also unimportant social heritage that basically identifies future development choices. The messing up of this heritage calls now for an intricate strategy and immediate action.

The SHIFT-X jobs connects post-industrial cities as well as areas with clinical institutions renowned for their proficiency in regional development and also heritage conservation. The aim is to collectively check out ways on how industrial heritage can be utilized for promoting sustainable endogenous growth.

  • GOALS.
  • SHIFT-X – Objectives.

The SHIFT-X job focuses its tasks on the renovation of social administration structures for commercial heritage, the promotion of innovative heritage-based items along with on changing the assumption of old commercial areas. The companion consortium has the objective to exceed the previous tasks in the field of commercial cultural heritage and to mainstream offered good method on valorisation of social heritage regardless of the kind of former sector.

More particularly, the purposes are to boost efficiency, exposure and advancement capability of organizations dealing with industrial heritage through finest technique transfer; to cultivate heritage-based items with targeted development and advertising assistance and creation of embedding local value chains as well as lastly to transform the perception of old industrial regions through genuine re-branding/re-assessing of typical commercial photos.

  3. SHIFT-X – Expected Result.

The pre-identified great technique examples of efficiently handling industrial cultural heritage will certainly be not only additional evaluated, yet instances will be also be applied in taking part „ private getting regions”. This applied knowledge will lead to enhancement of neighborhood administration methods for security, conservation and lasting exploitation of social sources.

The promotion and also creation of innovative heritage-based items will cause the valorisation and also capitalisation of typical expertise and also shall raise the competitiveness of craftsmanship while protecting its traditional values. Following the activities of the tasks targeted at regional neighborhoods of post-industrial areas via communication projects, a favorable psychological relocate individuals’s mind need to be attained causing new understanding of the targeted area.

  • TASKS.
  • SHIFT-X – Activities.
  • Recap of activities:.

SHIFT-X supports non-metropolitan areas in CENTRAL EUROPE to valorize their commercial society. In the project, 6 regions and also towns with a strong commercial past have actually collaborated to test as well as disseminate techniques just how industrial heritage (IH) can be utilized for fostering economic development and changing understanding and social setups. The areas have actually partnered with 2 scientific establishments that are renowned for their know-how in local advancement as well as heritage preservation. The project was released in Nov 2012 in Bydgoszcz (PL) with a global meeting. The project focuses on 3 themes, which are:.

  • renovation of heritage monitoring frameworks,.
  • innovation in heritage-based items and.
  • photo adjustment projects.

For each and every motif, a global professional team supervises of exchange as well as ensures consistency as well as compatibility of the regional activities. For adding a local stakeholder setting, each regional companion collaborates with a local specialist group. These stakeholders monitor as well as support progress of the respective companion with its task activities. They are to play a main role in their eventual execution, as well.

In the heritage management structures theme, SHIFT-X works with a tandem method uniting experts from the 3 Great Practice Regions with the Getting Areas interested in their techniques. After intensive multilateral tandem kick-off meetings in Welzow (DE), Leoben (AT), Limburg (BE), partners proceeded reciprocal exchange based upon a tandem work strategy. The scholastic companions accompany this process which is to be mirrored in heritage monitoring handbook.

In the theme of cutting-edge heritage-based products, companions produced a joint understanding and also set out a calculated framework of technology. This Joint Structure Paper is the basis for Neighborhood Action Program specified by each partner. Lately, competitors were run by companions in CZ and AT for innovating invention via style. Furthermore, 2 open global workshops were held on “advancement in heritage-based products”. Preparation for a multitude of tasks began: cutting-edge tour and also event ideas, testing of advertising tools (fairs, portfolio, e-cards, …), scientific reflection.

The local photo change theme was set off with contrasting existing IH projects. At the same time, own projects are being conceptualised. The IH promotion container is under construction. Partnership with pertinent European networks as ERIH was encompassed E-Faith, Europa Nostra, TICCIH, ICOMOS.

SHIFT-X continued its outreaching communication method by holding countless presentations at occasions, by publishing short articles, by organising discussion forums at festivals (Rostfest in AT, IBUg in DE). The job site is continuously updated: Because of its communicative activities, the job receives impressive limelights and attains extensive stakeholder participation.