Fit to Comfort - Skills Alliance for comfort & healthy footwear manufacturing - new qualification programme and innovative training opportunities
Programme: Erasmus + (562333-EPP-1-2015-1- PT-EPPKA2-SSA)
Duration: November 2015 - October 2018
Objective: To create, pilot, and certify a new qualification profile and corresponding ICT and work-based training to address the identified skills and competences gap in comfort and healthy footwear.
Shoes Made in EU - The European Shoemaker
Programme: Erasmus + (2015 - 1- PLO1-KA202-016442)
Duration: October 2015 - September 2017
Objective: To strengthen Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the footwear sector through the development of a new curriculum for shoemakers, focusing on the engineering and manufacturing process.
Knowledge4Foot - Knowledge Platform for Transferring Research and Innovation in Footwear
Programme: Erasmus + (2015 - 1- RO01 -KA203-015198)Manufacturing
Duration: September 2015 - September 2018
Objective: To create a curriculum and platform for internships/project-based learning, which will allow interns to transfer research and development skills and knowledge to the footwear sector.
Learn2Work - Production Schools model to attract learners into footwear careers
Programme: Erasmus + (2015 - 1- PT01 -KA02 -013084)
Duration:October 2015 - April 2018
Objective: To promote youth employment in the footwear sector through the development of a curriculum adapted from the Danish "Production School" model, which is based on learning by practice.
HES: High-End Shoe - Innovative training for luxury footwear manufacturing
Programme: Erasmus+ (2014-1-PT01-KA202-000952)
Duration: October 2014 - October 2017
Objective: To maintain and strengthen the high-end and luxury footwear production across EU, promoting new generations of highly-skilled manufacturers thanks to the creation, development and pilot of an innovative and flexible ICT based training in footwear manufacturing.
CO2Shoe - Enhance eco-design: The footwear sector carbon footprint
Programme: Life + (LIFE12 ENV/ES/000243)
Duration: October 2013- September 2017
Objective: To reduce the environmental impact derived from footwear manufacturing in terms of climate change. To develop and facilitate the use of a carbon footprint tool specific to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the manufacturing of each pair of shoes.
Step 2 Sustainability - How to implement Sustainable Manufacturing in Footwear - new occupational profile and training opportunities
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme - Leonardo Da Vinci (2013-3213/001-001)
Duration: October 2013 - March 2016
Objective: To create, design, develop and pilot a new occupation and qualification profile and correspondent training course, coping with the shortage of VET skills in the field of sustainable manufacturing.
European Skills Council - Textile, Clothing, Leather & Footwear (TCLF)
Platform for the exchange of best practices and the fostering of alliances within the TCLF sector
Duration: 2008 onwards
Objective: to improve the level of education, skills and employment in the Textile, Clothing Leather and Footwear industries through an effective networking of the Industry Skills Partnerships (i.e. national observatories) and of the EU Social partners of the TCLF sector, as well as through facilitating decision-making on education and training issues in the sector at European, national, regional and company levels.
eBIZ Textile, Clothing and Footwear
A Public private initiative to support e-Business in the fashion industry
Duration: 2008 onwards
Objective: To create a favourable environment for the European textile clothing and footwear industries that stimulates and enables the uptake of ICT and e-Business technologies to harmonize business processes and data exchange architectures and standards, at European or international level, within the textile/clothing and footwear industries.
Making connections and crossing borders with design, craft and manufacturer across Europe
Programme: Competitiveness and nnovation Framework Programme
Objective: To promote design and innovation through the support of partnerships between Designers and Enterprises (manufacturers, retailers, craftsmen, technology companies) in fashion, textiles, jewellery, footwear, eyewear, furniture, fur, leather industries, from different EU member states to coach them, and showcase the prototypes in specific connected events.