Since 2022, we have been organising an annual conference, hosted by a different member country with a comprehensive itinerary that connects craftspeople, craft organisations, craft experts and the network on key issues and topics. The annual conference showcases and celebrates craft in the host country to bring the network together to discuss important issues and topics in the sector.

The core goals of the Conference are:

  • To provide an opportunity for members to network, discuss, share information and knowledge; to visit and experience craft activities in the host country encouraging the identification of trends and understanding the state of the art and appreciation of craft in Europe.
  • To enable the host member to showcase their craft activities and projects, to use the event as a platform to internally promote their work to their funders and government and to inform members of the specific issues facing their country.


ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022 – Lisbon, Portugal

Crafting the Future – Skills for the next generation of craftspeople
hosted by CEARTE at the Museu de Arte Popular in Lisbon on June 29, 2022

Watch the Recording Here


ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 – Valletta, Malta

Crafting the Future – New Skills & Opportunities for Crafts
hosted by Malta Crafts Foundation at the University of Malta, Valletta Campus on July 6, 2023

Watch the Recording Here


ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024 – Barcelona, Spain


The 2024 conference in association with Consorci de Comerç, Artesania i Moda de Catalunya (CCAM) will take place on the 20th of June 2024.

The conference will be free and open to the public either in person or online. Updates to come or contact for more information.