Adeline Bouvier, Communication Office, Mission Bassin Minier

After studying foreign Languages in Lille, I turned to international marketing for my Master degree. I worked for small non-profit organizations before joining the Mission Bassin Minier in 2017. 

I currently work as a communication officer and my job is more directly tied to Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin and its UNESCO label. Here are some of my missions : 

  • Informing people living in the Mining Basin that, since 2012, the Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin has been counted among sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage, alongside wonders of this world such as the Pyramids in Egypt, the Great Wall of China and the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland through events or awareness-raising projects
  • Turning inhabitants into “ambassadors” of the UNESCO World Heritage Mining Basin ; 
  • Working with other French remarkable sites listed ; 
  • Working internationally with media, influencers, museums, cities, platforms… to promote our site.
Adeline Bouvier, Mission Bassin Minier

The Mission Bassin Minier – Nord-Pas de Calais is an engineering, planning and development organisation for the local area, created within the framework of the 2000–2006 State-Regional Planning Contract, following an interministerial decision to support the implementation of a comprehensive ‘post-mining’ programme for the urban, social, economic and ecological restructuring of the Mining Basin.

The team (comprising 17 people, headed by Catherine Bertram) applies its cross-disciplinary skills to projects that cover a wide variety of topics, from the management of the UNESCO World Heritage Mining Basin to development, urban planning and the environment, observation and evaluation, and European and international outreach.

Today, the core aim of the Mission Bassin Minier is to leverage the protection and enhancement of the mining heritage as a driver of spatial planning and development, especially by overseeing the inclusion of the Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Indeed, since 2012, the Mining Basin has been distinguished as a treasure for humankind, a «cultural landscape», combining «works of nature and humankind» in the terms of the World Heritage Convention. Our non-profit organization is in charge of the management of the UNESCO label.

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