Year

2019

Summary

The project aims to address the systemic challenges for the European craft sector identified through surveys to assess the needs of the crafts sectors across 17 European countries.

Lead Partner

Design and Crafts Council Ireland

Co-Partner(s)
  • Crafts Council, UK
  • Centro De Formaco Profissional Para O Artesanato E Patrimonio (Portugal)
  • ARTEX C.CONS.R.L, Italy
  • Crafts Council Nederland, Netherlands
  • Fundacion Escuela De Organizacion Industrial, Spain
  • Georgian Arts and Culture Centre, Georgia
  • Handicraft Chamber of Ukraine, Ukraine. 
Funding Strand

Larger Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€914,320

Description

Crafting Europe (2019 - 2022) aims to address the systemic challenges for the European craft sector identified through surveys to assess the needs of the crafts sectors across 17 European countries. The project will allow partners to engage in research and build capacity within the sector to support its evolution, diversity and continued growth for the future.

Specific priorities include: 

  • Support transnational policy co-operation leading to policy development 
  • Foster capacity building through innovative approaches through the development of skills and business models for craft professionals and representative organisations in Europe 
  • Enabling people to gain new skills which will enrich their professional life and open new channels in the labour market
Testimonial from Irish Partner

'Securing funds for Crafting Europe through Creative Europe is very significant. Crafting Europe represents a holistic approach to the development of tools to support professional practice, innovation, learning and exchange for young and emerging professionals. The project will afford Irish makers the opportunity to network internationally and to understand the dynamics and opportunities for innovation, education and trade.

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland are delighted to lead on this large scale co-operation project and will work with the 8 project partners and through the World Crafts Council Europe network to engage in research and to build capacity within the sector to support its evolution, diversity and continued growth for the future.' 

Louise Allen, Head of Innovation and Development at the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI)