Bâti-Botte - Identification and promotion of local heritage to the wider public

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The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.

Project summary: 

In continuation of an INTERREG IV project for creating an inventory of built heritage in the area, the LAG de la Botte du Hainaut, which had developed the inventory in four municipalities of the area, decided to continue this work by including in the inventory another 14 villages. The aim was to have an updated inventory of built heritage for the whole area.

The RDP support was used for the coordination and facilitation of the project through hiring a project officer to steer the specific activities in cooperation with the relevant partners and their targets groups, including the local population, certain groups of inhabitants in smaller locations, scholars and teachers.

Project results: 

100 teachers briefed on built heritage initiation classes;

Four local classes registered the initiation workshops organised by IPW.

10 heritage classes supported with local field visits in the area.

150 pupils participated in heritage classes in the area.

One booklet compiling experiences during heritage classes’ field visits.

Eight teachers volunteering as mentors at the end of the project cycle.