The project aims to enhance the tourism potential of industrial heritage and living industry by rediscovering the local Genius Loci
GENIUS LOCI is a co-founded European project under the COSME Programme of the European Union. The project has the intent to put the heritage of SMEs and traditional crafts and industries in the light and to revalue and enhance its appreciation by tourists and the general public.
Partners are located in: Italy, Spain, Hungary, Malta, and Belgium.
The Genius Loci Project aims to foster the touristic market related to the following sectors:
1. Fermented drinks (beer, wine, cider, etc.), the distilling process, and their transformation in spirits
2. The heritage of clay processing industries (bricks, tiles, roof tiles (refractory bricks, pottery, drainage pipes, majolica, etc.)
3. Traditional textile crafts (weaving) and the production of traditional European textile fibres (as flax, hemp, etc.)
This web site is part of the project GENIUS LOCI which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020).
INDUSTRIANA is a community of European industrial and technical heritage sites and museums and their visitors, aiming to map them on a European platform, to promote them, linking them and establishing contacts between one another
See more: http://industriana.eu
We are now establishing an inventory of historical sites, museums and collections, traditional enterprises, but also of intangible heritage (as places where the traditional now how and knowledge is kept alive and places where the tradition is passed on to future generations) linked to the topics of the project (fermented drinks, clay processing industries, traditional textile crafts).
A selection of the aforementioned will be awarded a free European industrial and technical heritage label called “Industriana”.
If you want to obtain the label for your site, your museum or your heritage initiative: fill it in and return it by October 2016.