“European Group of Economic Interest”, KOINETWORK – An Agency for the internationalization of cultures and initiatives – was created in 2002 under the rules of European legislation.
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Koinetwork e.g.e.i. is a European Group of Economic Interest under the rules of European legislation. It has
been created in Fall 2002 as TICCIH (The International Committee for the
Conservetion of the Industrial Heritage) European Agency and remains
linked to TICCIH according to the terms of an agreement which specifies its scientific and managerial role and, at the same times, its full
legal and financial autonomy.
Since its foundation, Koinetwork has been in charge of selecting,
launching and preparing the application files of several projects co-financed by the European Commission, mainly in the field of the
cultural and scientific promotion of Industrial Heritage as well in the
communication on this field – and then of performing the administrative
management of the projects within the partnership and between partners and the European Commission. Over the three past years, several one year
or three years projects related to the cultural and scientific programmes of the European Commission were prepared under the lead of
Koinetwork and won the support of the European
Due to that kind of action the group has become able to act as a network
of competencies, by considerably expanding the range of the members or friends of
TICCIH, by consolidating exchange networks including institutional partners, businesses, associations and European
organismes. One of its main preoccupations is to gather collaborations from all areas of a
European Union on the way of geographical expansion and cultural and scientific diversification.
Koinetwork is offering its support to the initiatives of TICCIH
members, either as individuals, constituents of the national committees or scholars involved in the work of the thematic research sections.
Beyond that, the group is defending the role of Industrial Heritage in the administrative and territorial policies of sustainable development.
It is interested in the promotion of Industrial Heritage by its inclusion in the training both by means of learning in presence and of
distant learning – in particular, the group adheres to different projects of internationalisation of higher education, even by e-learning.
Besides, Koinetwork has a strong interest in wide-spreading the
knowledge and communication of Industrial Heritage, by traditional printed means as well as through multimedia instruments. The group has
now become the publisher of the international Journal Patrimoine de l’industrie/Industrial
During the last months, Koinekwork is enlarging his field of
competencies and actions to new social, urban and environmental problematics linked to the reuse of the