While working at the Eden Project for the Post-Mining Alliance, Pete Whitbread-Abrutat devised and organised a week-long, field-based workshop in Cornwall to explore the role of tourism in the re-use of old mine sites and the regeneration of post-mining communities, i.e. what is/ is not possible (- tourism is not always the post-mining panacea that people expect it to be!).
The workshop involved 40 participants from 12 European countries. Participants visited several different post-mining tourism projects throughout Cornwall, which required liaison with in-county groups. He was also responsible for organising logistics, itinerary, background information on sites, presentations and media coverage and acted as a guide throughout. The workshop was part of the EU-funded European Network of Mining Regions (ENMR) project – a project in which Pete was commissioned by Cornwall County Council to represent the mining interests of the county on this 30-month, Europe-wide project.