Project summary

Artisan work is increasingly valued by the public who understand the complexity of production and the added value of the product. In spite of this, many artisan centres are unable to find replacements for retiring workers and masters. One of the causes is the lack of training of people in these trades. The aim of this project is to enhance the value of artisan work by encouraging vocational training schools, art schools (in Spain) and occupational training

centres to include itineraries or subjects that cover these specialities and that people who can be trained in these specialities can start up artisan businesses or be employed in those with a demand for workers with this type of specialisation. Moreover, maintaining this type of production means maintaining a European cultural heritage, as in the case of Fajalauza, with more than 500 years of history, or the members of the Associazione Botteghe Artigiane del Centro Storico.


United Artisans and Schools

In this activity there will be two meetings between the main target groups of the project, such as artisans and vocational training...
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Artisan crafts as employment and culture

UNESCO notes that “Traditional handicrafts are perhaps the most tangible manifestation of intangible cultural heritage. However, the 2003 Convention...
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