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Draft program

 

Friday 13/04    Genk / Hasselt

  • free visit to the Jenevermuseum (National Museum of Distilling) in Hasselt (early participants get a free drink ‘jenever’) or the Modemuseum (Fashion Museum)
    Registration of participants in the Jenevermuseum 14:00 - 17:00
  • Take the 17:16 train to Genk - arrival in Genk 17:35
    or 17:33 train - arrival in Genk 17:52
  • 18:00 bus leaving in front of Genk railway station for C-Mine Winterslag
  • 18:30 - 19:30 - welcome lecture - the history of the Limburg coalfield
    19:30 - 20:30 - welcome drink, networking

    For those staying in Hasselt :
    - last train leaves at Genk railway station 21:07, arriving in Hasselt 21:26

 

Saturday 14/04  Beringen

  • 09:00 : bus leaves at railway station Genk (trains from Hasselt arrive 08:35 and 08:52)
  • 09:30 - 10:00 : registration of the participants in Beringen - coffee / tea available
  • 10:00 : welcome speeches
  • 10:30 - start of the meeting
        - aims and objectives
        - keynote lectures (see registration form)
  • 13:00 lunch
  • 13:45 presentation of BE-Mine, the redevelopment of the mining site
    followed by guided visits, by choice
    - the mine buildings
    - the mining village
  • 15:00 - 15:30 coffee break
  • 15:30 : presentations by the participants / ideas and experiences of associations
  • 17:30 : discussion
  • 18:00 : conclusions of the day
  • evening: informal get together at a local pub, networking

Sunday 15/04: Mining heritage tour

This tour is also open to interested persons who don't take part in the conference

  • 09:00 : bus leaves at the railway station to visit the Limburg mining area and the re-use of buildings and sites : the former coal mines of Zolder, Houthalen, Winterslag, Waterschei and Eisden.
  • 13:00 : lunch
  • ca 17:00 end of the visits

    For those who have to leave early to catch a train or airplane there will be a car following the bus to bring them to the railway station of Genk or Hasselt. Please indicate as soon as possible when you have to leave on Sunday