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AEuCC (Agrupación Europea de Cooperación Territorial Ciudades de la Cerámica / European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Cities of Ceramics) is a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation that groups together the Associations of Cities of Ceramics in Europe, based in Italy (AiCC), France (AfCC), Spain (AeCC), Romania (ArCC), Portugal (AptCVC), Czech Republic (AczCC) and Germany (AgCC).

Each association represents municipalities with “ancient ceramic tradition” (Italy, 45 cities; France, 3 cities; Spain, 25 cities; Romania, 12 cities, Portugal 18 cities, Czech Republic 3 cities, Germany 9 cities, . In total, the area of the AEuCC EGTC includes 115 European cities.

AEuCC was created in 2014, joining originally 4 Associations (from France, Italy, Spain and Romania) and in recent years, due to the promotion and creation of new Associations, 3 of them (from Portugal, Czech Republic and Germany) joined the grouping since 1 January 2020.

In order to achieve the aim of increasing the number of members, are accepted as “Observer Cities” those which are linked to ceramics and wish that in their own country a new national association is established: currently are Observer Cities Boleslawiec (Poland, where an Association is under construction) and Gmunden (Austria).

In some other countries, the EGTC has discussions in progress for the creation of further assocoations (Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey).

The mission of AEuCC is to develop territorial and transnational cooperation in the field of ceramic art and craft, mainly to create social and economic cohesion, by developing projects and services for the ceramic sector stakeholders.

AEuCC is open to new members, which need to be “associations of cities of ceramics” (at least three cities from the same country). In order to enlarge the EGTC, the cities willing to create a new association are granted “observer status” and are allowed to participate in the AEuCC works.

AEuCC is a rare example of an institutionalised interregional cooperation (rather than cross-border or transnational). It is deeply involved in a specific sector (artistic and craft ceramics), in which it is highly specialised and has network relations. Its characteristics permit a strong achievement of cohesion results (mainly in jobs and growth) and to reach out a large number of stakeholders.

AEuCC is seen as a good example of how EGTCs could be developed and be effective for a wider area (interregional – EU level) in a very specialised sector. Given the interregional approach of the EGTC, it could play an important role in European Territorial Cooperation: AEuCC could enlarge theoretically to 27 or more members.

 

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GOOD MORNING CERAMICS!

29/06/2021 | Posted in News

Buongiorno-Ceramica-1GOOD MORNING CERAMICS! is back with the 2021 Edition

The most colorful and joyful festival of arts throughout Italy

IN PERSON and ON THE WEB

May 15th and 16th, 2021

simultaneously in 45 Cities of Ceramics in Italy

Good Morning Ceramics 2021 is betting on a “new day”, it is betting on recovery and on rebirth, thanks to industrious trust of the artisans, of those who have not stopped giving shape to ideas, to creativity looking ahead.  Continue reading

AEuCC and Croatia

25/06/2021 | Posted in News

CROATIA: an important online meeting was held on the 25th February with the Croatian cities of Grožnjan-Grožnjan, Varadzin, Strigova and Matulje, which are working for the establishment of an “AhrCC”, during which Giuseppe Olmeti (AiCC), Oriol Calvo (coordinator of AeCC Spain) and Charles Fillit (former coordinator of AfCC France) have provided potential new Cities of Ceramics with all the institutional, organizational and operational information necessary for the establishment of a new national association which intention is then to join the European AEuCC Group.

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