Join the CRAFTS CODE partners for their fourth ITS (Interregional Thematic Seminar) on the 18th and 19th of November. This two-day seminar will take place physically in Madrid, Spain and online. The event will include presentations from craft SMEs, organisations and stakeholders in Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, Italy and Spain. These presentations will revolve around 'good practices' relating to the topic 'how to access finance'. This event will be hosted by project partner EOI Fundesarte.

To guests joining online, here are the links to the event:

Link to join the seminar on Zoom: 18TH NOVEMBER 2021 – DAY 1

Link to join the seminar on Zoom: 19TH NOVEMBER 2021 – DAY 2


The agenda is as follows:

18TH NOVEMBER 2021 – DAY 1

09:00    One to one meeting concerning Action Plans with Resolvo (upon appointment, partners)

09:45    Registration

10:00    Welcome         
              Mr. Federico Gianassi - Deputy Major in charge of Economic Development, Municipality of Florence (Italy)              
              Ms. Nieves Olivera - General Director of EOI-Fundesarte (Spain)

10:15    Opening session and brief overview on topic 4: ‘How to support the crafts sector by access to finance’

10:20    Presentation of good practices on ‘How to support the crafts sector by access to finance’

10:20    Ireland: ‘Hard Cash and Soft Support to grant aid applicants - building resilient businesses’ presented by Séamus Doran, Alison Power and Lynne Whelan

10:40    Hungary: ‘Mittersisters’ presented by Anna Róza Mitter

11:00    Coffee break

11:20    Presentation of good practices on ‘How to support the crafts sector by access to finance’

11:20    Finland:  ‘UKKO.fi’ light entrepreneurship online platform and ‘Starttiraha’ income support for aspiring entrepreneurs presented by Tanja Oraviita

11:40    Spain: Regional craft aids presented by Laura Miguel

12:00    Italy: ‘Call4Crafts’ presented by Elena Nanni and ‘Rinascimento Firenze’ presented by Martina Antonucci

12:20    Bulgaria: “Craftsmanship for the future “ presented by Rositsa Bineva

12:30    Q&A session and Wrap Up

13:00    Lunch

14:30   Crowdfunding essentials: funding and marketing combined
             Belgium: Nathalie De Schepper, Seymore

16:00    Study visit
              Tourist office of Castilla-La Mancha region
              Experience with Fran Aguado, ceramicist of Puente del Arzobispo

18:00    End of working day

20.00    Project Partners’ Dinner


19TH NOVEMBER 2021 – DAY 2

9.00     One to one meeting concerning Action Plans with Resolvo (upon appointment, partners only)

10.00    Welcome

10.10    Takeaways from the networking sessions and GPs presented during the project
              Hilde Hoefnagels - Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen (Belgium)


10.30     EOI’s coworking project & European Coworking

11.00     Coffee break

11.20    A) Steering committee meeting (partners only)
              Finances
              Reporting
              Pilot Action Implementation Plan
              Communications

              B) How to increase crafts companies’ competitiveness (stakeholders)

13.00    Lunch
    
16.00    Study visit
              La Fábrica, craft shop
    
17.30    End of working day / departure