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Purpose

Purpose

The Prize is being set up to commemorate the impressive restructuring activity that took place after the closure of the coal mines in the South Limburg region between 1965 and 2010.

The lessons learned during this process, described in the study published in 2013 ‘Na de mijnsluitingen’ (‘After closing the mines’) are of great relevance to all those involved in innovative regional development programmes.

The Prizes are also intended to encourage higher education students (in both vocational and academic streams) to engage in dynamic and innovative regional development in the social and economic fields.

In addition, students who have recently gained a PhD relating to socio-economic regional development will have the opportunity to submit their thesis for a separate Prize.

NademijnsluitingThe Prizes have been established by the Stichting Behoud Mijnhistorie (SBM) in collaboration with Brainport 2020.

 

Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svgDe prijs is ingesteld door de Stichting Behoud Mijnhistorie met medewerking van Limburg Economic Development (LED)/Brainport 2020 om studenten te stimuleren zich in hun studies te interesseren voor de dynamische en vernieuwende ontwikkeling van regio’s op sociaal en economisch gebied.

Op deze manier wil de stichting de lessen geleerd uit de imposante herstructurering van Zuid-Limburg na het sluiten van de mijnen blijvend onder de aandacht brengen. In 2013 verscheen in dit kader reeds de studie ‘Na de mijnsluiting’, waarin de langetermijneffecten
(1965-2010) van de herontwikkeling na de mijnsluitingen in kaart zijn gebracht.