The Network


The objects of the Network are to organize collaboration between the members in four areas of activity as defined by the Memorandum of Understanding of the Network adopted on the 10th of May 2012 at Zabrze (Poland), namely exchanges in scientific research fields, exchanges of cultural productions and of professional practices and development of tourism, marketing and communication.

Founding members 

The founding members who signed the Memorandum of Understanding of the 10th of May 2012 are: Centre Historique Minier, France; Muzeum Górnictwa Węglowego Zabrzu, Poland; Centro Italiano della Cultura del Carbone, Italy; Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Germany; Le Bois du Cazier, Belgium; and National Coal Mining Museum for England, United Kingdom.

Powers of the Network

Provided that it is compatible with the laws current in each of the member countries of the Network, the Network may exercise the following powers:

- power to raise funds and to invite and receive contributions;
- power to buy, take on lease or in exchange any property necessary for the achievement of the objects and to maintain and equip it for use; 
- power to sell, lease or dispose of all or any part of the property of the Network; 
- make applications to the European Union for funding for projects, either as equal members or with one member taking the lead and the other members participating; 
- make applications to any other appropriate body; 
- power to co-operate with other appropriate bodies and to exchange information and advice with them; 
- power to seek advice from experts whose competence is deemed useful to the achievement of considered projects; 
- power to do all such other lawful things as is necessary for the achievement of the objects: research, exhibitions, displays, fieldwork, publication, conferences, seminars and other meeting.