The European Commission has launched a call for a pilot project on Makers’ Mobility. The pilot project is intended as a first step towards developing a European Framework aimed at boosting the mobility of makers as well as exchange of good practices.
The general objective of this pilot project is to define and test policies and actions supporting mobility and the exchange of experience between the cultural and creative industries, creative hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs; formal and non-formal learning, and skills development systems in a cross-sectoral way.
The purpose of the call is to select an organisation or European network that will coordinate and organise different activities with makers, creative hubs, fab-labs, incubators and the like, with their direct involvement in the project.
There is a single grant available of €350,000 and is open to an organisation or a European network. The project can last up to 18 months and will start at the beginning of 2020.
Applications should include, at a minimum, the following activities:
- Mapping of existing and proposed initiatives
- Needs assessment
- Involvement of existing European networks
- Policy recommendations addressing a European framework for makers’ mobility
- Testing of a small-scale makers’ mobility scheme
- Inclusion and skills development via makers spaces, creative hubs, fab-labs and similar.
Deadline: August 12, 2019. You can find full details on the call including guidelines here.