The European Footwear Industry

A handicrafted and yet a contemporary industry...

...full of creativity and design...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...constantly adapting to new trends and demographics through advanced techonologies...

...concerned about safety...

...durability and high standards...

...ensuring consumer’s health and comfort...

...respecting the environment...

...delighting consumers with innovative business approaches...

...and always looking ahead and towards differentiation.

Completed projects

 

Developing Social Dialogue in the European Footwear Sector

 

Programme: Industial Relations and Social Dialogue

Duration: December 2013 - April 2015

Objective: To identify the current state-of-the-art of the footwear industry and national social dialogues systems and practices, in order to develop the best possible conditions for the renewal and adaptation of the footwear sectoral social dialogue at European level.

 


 

PROsumer.NET

A European networking and roadmapping project

Programme: Seventh Framework Programme

Duration: June 2011 – May 2013

Objective: To bring together 5 European Technology Platforms (Textile & Clothing, sporting goods, footwear, wood & paper-based industries, machinery) from the consumer goods sectors with an objective of developing a joint research roadmap for these industries and related EU research, innovation & education policy recommendations.

More information is available at www.prosumernet.eu

 


 

CEC MADE SHOE: Custom, Environment and Comfort made shoe

Programme: Sixth Framework Programme

Duration: From 2004 to 2006

 

 

Objective: To move the footwear sector from a product/process centred approach to a human-centred approach represented by 3 dimensions of human being: Comfort, Environment, Custom.

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