A delegation of AEuCC representatives have travelled to Turkey on October 6th – 9th 2022, to partecipate to UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) area meeting, but mainly to support the fundation of the Turkish Association of Cities of Ceramics and to discuss some development projects (Erasmus, Horizon) in preparation.
This is how Paolo Masetti, Mayor of Montelupo Fiorentino and AiCC Vicepresident (central area) describes the experience:
It is a strange and pleasant feeling, to come back abroad after a long time… in Turkey in Kütahya, representing AICC together with my colleague Francesco Re, the president of AEuCC Xavier Morant, and the director Oriol Calvo Verges, to present the European association experience to the nascent Turkish Association of Cities of Ceramic. Yesterday (7/10/2021) the meeting with the mayor Alim IŞIK, today (8/10/2021) the participation in the forum “Life System for a Resilient System” organised by UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments).
An occasion for constructive discussion, an opportunity for future collaboration. Ceramics unite.
GOOD MORNING CERAMICS! is back with the 2021 Edition
The most colorful and joyful festival of arts throughout Italy
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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 →
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 … Continue reading →
TURKEY: it is a nation with a great ceramic tradition (whose roots can be traced back at least to the 8th and 9th centuries), many ceramic centers and numerous decorations in a history spanning centuries.
The wmn&ART (“women and art”) project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and which sees the Turkish University of Ardahan as lead partner and AEuCC as an expert partner in the sector and in communication, continues its path with the development of a series of online training courses to support unemployed women to start small ceramic businesses.
APTCVC (Portuguese Association of Ceramic Cities and Villages), that joined AEuCC since January 2021, opens its website with information on its members, the activities developed recently and periodic information on ceramic issues in the country and in Europe, the AEuCC.
The Interreg Europe CLAY project (Cross Sector support for Innovative and Competitive Artistic Ceramic SMEs) has reached the middle of its course and the intermediate event, which will be held online during the last week of May 2021, marks the transition from the interregional exchange and learning phase to the implementation of action plans.
CLAY is an Interreg Europe project launched in June 2018, which aims to support the ceramic sector by giving priority to new technologies, strengthening brands and developing new services to maintain a competitive advantage and face the challenge of globalization.
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.
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 (www.wmn-art.eu), 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).