WCC Europe organized the first annual conference in the framework of the “Crafting the Future” project. This year the focus was on the necessary skills for the next generation of craftspeople.

Crafting the Future – Skills for the next generation of craftspeople“, hosted by CEARTE at the Museu de Arte Popular in Lisbon on June 29, was one of the side events scheduled for the next WCC Europe GA.

The conference aimed to set up a platform for exchanging relevant inputs on education, life-long learning, training and other aspects related to the transmission of knowledge and skills to younger generations, the sustainability aspects of the processes, and the accreditation systems in different European countries. Each of these topics were addressed by experts from all over Europe. 

The conference was delivered in English and was recorded in order to be seen and spread everywhere.

Below you can find presentations of each speakers. For the full bio of the experts click here




WCCE – Elisa Guidi, President

CEARTE – Cristina Mendes, Deputy Director

Official opening: Paulo Longrouva, Board Member of the Employment and Vocational Training Institute

European perspective: Véronique Willems, Secretary General, SMEunited

HOW: Transmissions of skills through generations

Floriana Folisi, Human Capital Development expert – Country Liaison for Algeria, European Training Foundation (ETF)

 Chloé Battistolo, Director of the programme Maîtres d’art-Elèves, INMA, France

Valter Luca De Bartolomeis, Director of Caselli rare Institute, Capodimonte, Italy

WHAT: New competencies for the future craftspeople

Max Hogeforster, Chairman, Hanseatic Parliament, Baltic Sea Region

Louise Allen, Director, Creative Futures Academy, Ireland 

Chele Esteve, Chair of Crafts at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

WHO: Accreditation of competencies 

Maria João Alves, Head of  Unit Division for Qualifica Centres Monitoring – National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education and Training, Portugal 

Antonio Suárez Martín, Director, National Reference Center for Crafts, Spain

Heidi Tveide, Director, Mesterbrev, Master Craftsman Certificate System, Norway 

Moderator – Stefano Micelli, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy


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