Intercraft plenary meeting at Odyssea’s premises
The second in-presence meeting of INTERCRAFT brought together project partners from different corners of Europe. Proudly hosted by Odyssea, this event marked a significant milestone in the journey of INTERCRAFT, an initiative aimed at fostering collaboration and understanding by connecting people from different countries and cultures, facilitating them to develop a deep intercultural dialogue. Over the course of two days, the participants showcased their progress and unveiled the Atlas Map—a comprehensive collection of European social innovation realities discovered through research.
The Atlas Map presented during the meeting, is an analysis of the social enterprises present on the national territory of the partner countries involved in the project, as well as at the EU, in which intercultural craft practices are activated according to sustainable circular economy practices. Analysing and mapping out these initiatives, INTERCRAFT aims to highlight the vast array of creative solutions and enriching practices that have emerged from the integration of traditional knowledge and different cultural backgrounds.The team embarked on a journey of exploration and research over the past few months, studying and documenting the fusion of traditional know-how with the experiences of migrants and refugees. The Atlas Map serves as a visual representation of this collective knowledge and demonstrates the valuable contributions made by communities often underrepresented.
During the event, the team also introduced the methodological framework that will underpin the development of the Joint Curriculum. This framework forms the foundation upon which INTERCRAFT will create a harmonious and inclusive programme, recognising the distinctive expertise of social workers, artisans, migrants and refugees.
Intercraft – A bridge between traditional knowings and cultures is an Erasmus+ ΚΑ2 project that aims to promote social inclusion, innovation and intercultural dialogue with a new training path that can map and enhance craft skills of migrants, social workers and local artisans, relating them to craft knowledge of EU host territories. In order to achieve this it will develop a new training methodology to enhance the skills of migrants, social/youth workers and the local art sector. The 33 months project will be carried out by a consortium of 7 organisations from Greece, Italy, Spain, and Slovenia.
Read more about the project, here.