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English Language Summer School in Berlin

Apply for two-week English Language Summer School ‘Shaping Sustainability in Industrial Heritage’

10–25 August 2024 | Berlin, Germany

  • event for: students from Europe, aged 18-30
  • form of the event: on-site
  • language: English, min. B2 required
  • registration: click here
  • more information: click here


Do you want to spend time in Berlin this summer, meet new people from all over Europe and get to grips with industrial heritage and sustainability? There is something for you:

Apply for our two-week English Language Summer School ‘Shaping Sustainability in Industrial Heritage’ in Berlin in August 2024. The application portal will be open from 20 March, admissions will take place on a rolling basis from April 5 until all places are filled.

The second European Industrial Heritage Summer School is organised by the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), the School of Culture and Design at the HTW Berlin and the Berlin Centre for Industrial Heritage.

We are looking for you!

We are looking for fresh and diverse perspectives on industrial heritage and sustainability. Are you studying: museum studies, cultural studies, history/public history, industrial archaeology, culture and tourism management, architecture and urban planning, heritage conservation, sustainability studies, communication design or a related subject? Then you’ll fit right in and enrich the Summer School with your interdisciplinary perspective on the urgently needed link between industrial heritage and sustainability.

Why industrial heritage in Berlin?

Industrial development was and is a decisive driving force for the development of Berlin. Technical and scientific progress as well as new forms of work make prosperity possible. At the same time, they are often closely linked to the exploitation of people, nature and global resources. That’s why we’re taking a look at the connection between industrial culture and sustainability together with you.

How can sustainability become effective in industrial heritage?

Sustainable educational work, re-use of industrial sites (preservation of historical monuments is climate protection), new blood in cultural volunteering and soft tourism are just a few of the project fields in which we will be active.

What do you get out of it?

You will acquire new skills in intercultural communication and working methods. Together with the other Summer School participants, you will develop your own concepts that can be implemented in projects. After the Summer School, you will also have the opportunity to join a new pan-European Young Professional Network of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

How does the application process work?

The application runs via the mobility portal of HTW Berlin. The application is open from 20 March 2024. The following link will take you to the application portal. After registering, you will receive an email with your login information and can complete your application. The application form has to be filled out online via a dedicated website. Please have your enrolment certificate, transcript of records and CV ready for upload.

What does the Summer School cost?

All accepted applicants receive a scholarship from the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), which drastically reduces the participation

fee. For a fortnight in Berlin including accommodation, costs for self-catering, ticket for public transport, cultural program and materials you have to pay 360 €.