Towards the Turkish Association of Cities of Ceramics

AEuCC continues in its activity of inspiring the start of new AxCC around the world, based on the already existing experiences of national associations of cities of ceramics.

Turkey is a nation with a great ceramic tradition (whose roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries), many ceramic centers and numerous decorations throughout a history that covers centuries.

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For some years already, relations have been established with universities and cities, particularly through professor of Izmir University Sevim Cizer and ceramist herself, and recently the ceramics art-oriented ‘wmn&ART’ project (, that aims at supporting inactive women in developing home-based micro enterprises, has also restored AEuCC relations with Turkey thanks to the Turkish partners: Ardahan University (lead partner), GaleriM Armada, POINT and Tüm Avrupa Kadınları Kültürel İşbirliği ve Dayanışma Derneği (TAKIDD).

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Yet another success for the Cerasmus+ project

Cerasmus+ is a european project co-funded by the program Erasmus+, which was born from the initiative of AEuCC – European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation “Cities of Ceramics” and has started in 2017 with the goals to protect the European traditional heritage, to modernize the ceramic sector and to develop vocational training in ceramic craft industry enhancing work based learning models. Cerasmus+ faces the challenges of global competition, loss of skills, difficulties of getting into the market and lack of financial resources and economic capacity, relying on three pillars: Heritage, Innovation and Network.

Recently, the project was included in the VET Success Story document by INAPP (National Institute for Public Policy Analysis) 2014-2020.

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