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It will be held in Brussels the CLAY dissemination event.


DAY 1 – Tuesday October 11th 2022 – 16:30 – 19:30

CLAY High-Level Political Dissemination Event – Opening Session

Mingle with the CLAY Partners

CLAY partners are delighted to invite you to their very special Ceramic Corners, to catch a glimpse of tradition and innovation in the ceramic sectors of the CLAY Regions: Umbria (IT), South-West Oltenia (RO), South Ostrobothnia (FI), Centro (PT) and Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR).

From 16:30 Participants registration

17:00 CLAY special Ceramic Corners open to visitors

18:00 Opening address from Umbria Region – Lead Partner (IT)

18:15 Cocktail at the CLAY special Ceramic Corners

19:30 CLAY special Ceramic Corners close

DAY 2 – Wednesday October 12th 2022 – 09:00 – 16:00

CLAY High Level Political Dissemination Conference

Ceramics: a crucial sector for Europe

08:30 – 09:00 Registration of participants

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and opening – Donatella Tesei, Umbria Region President – CLAY Lead Partner (IT)

09:15 – 09:30 Boosting tradition and innovation in ceramics: the Interreg Europe Project CLAY – Emanuela Bossi, CLAY Lead Partner Umbria Regional Government (IT)

09:30 – 09:45 Interreg Europe – State of Play – Ilaria Piazza, Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat

09:45 – 11:00 The CLAY regions and their Action Plans

Umbria (IT) – Emanuela Bossi, Lead Partner – Umbria Regional Government

South-West Oltenia (RO) – Alexandra Sîrbu, Regional Development Agency South-West Oltenia

South Ostrobothnia (FI) – Pia Kattelus, Sanna Inkeri, Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia

Centro (PT) – Regina Santos, CTCV – Centro Tecnológico da Cerâmica e Vidro

Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR) – Alexandra Beaudrouet, Pôle Européen de la Céramique

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break and networking session at the CLAY special Ceramics Corners

11:30 – 13:00 Ceramics in Europe: conversations with Members of European Parliament, Representatives of Institutions and Experts – chaired by Michele Fioroni, Umbria Regional Councillor for Economic Development, CLAY Lead Partner (IT)

Politicians and technical experts will discuss some key trends and topics characterising the European ceramics sector, including the role of European Institutions, traditions, identities, networking innovation and sustainability opportunities in a cross-sector perspective.

Members of European Parliament, Representatives of Institutions and high-level Experts will join the conversation, including Elisabetta Gualmini, Member of European Parliament and President of the European Parliament Ceramic Forum and other MEP (Anna Bonfrisco, Nicola Danti, Camilla Laureti and more), but even Experts (as Massimo Vittori, Director of “oriGIn” Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network). Many more will be announced soon!

13:00 – 14:30 Networking lunch at the CLAY special ceramics fair

14:30 – 15:45 Round table: CLAY territorial impact and legacy in partner regions – chaired by Irene Pettinelli, Resolvo, Technical Assistance to the CLAY Lead Partner

CLAY partners and local stakeholders will discuss how the CLAY project has contributed to boost innovation in their local ceramics sector and the project’s legacy across their territories in the long term.

15:45 – 16:00 Wrap-up, conclusions and final remarks, CLAY Lead Partner Umbria Regional Government (IT)

16:00 End of meeting