Outdoor against Cancer (OaC: my goal) project and interview on Amarysia newspaper


An Outdoor against Cancer (OaC: my goal) project description, accompanied by an interview of Petra Thaller, the founder of the OAC organisation in Germany, is on the Greek newspaper "Amarysia". You can read about the project as well as the interview in the link here.


CLICHA Platform presentation @ the ITMC smart textiles conference


At the sidelines of the ITMC international conference for Smart Textiles, Faye Plakantonaki presented to a wide audience the e-learning platform of the CLICHA project, build with Moodle. The link between sustainable agriculture and sustainable raw materials for the textiles sector was particularly stressed in order to urge the participants to enroll in courses.

Where: 7th International Conference on Intelligent Textiles & Mass Customisation

When: November 13, 2019


4th partner meeting for the EEA and Norway Grants funded Women4IT project in Dublin! 


Over the last two days, we thoroughly evaluated our work, discussed in detail the tools we are set out to develop and planned the next steps for the project with the participation of : Latvijas Informācijas un Komunikācijas tehnoloģijas asociācija (LIKTA), DIGITALEUROPE, Baltic Education Technology Institute, (BETI), Irish Computer Society (ICS), Romania European Centre for Women and Technology (EOS), and Creative Thinking Development (CRETHIDEV).   


DESTEX – A new project for the promotion of creativity in the advanced textile materials' sector


CRE.THI.DEV participated in the kick-off meeting of DESTEX project that took place, on 3 & 4 October, at the University of Borås in Sweden. The 32-months project under the full title: Industrial and creative design in advanced textile manufacturing  is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.


Partners of  the project are the University of Borås (leader), ΑΕΙ TÈXTILS from Catalonia, Spain, the Design School LCI Barcelona, from Spain, Politecnico di Milano from Italy, the Danish design school Kolding, the training center CIAPE from Italy and the company Material Connexion Italia (MCI).


Women4IT Newsletter


The project closed 1 year: 2 in-depth studies were developed, 7 collaboration platforms were created and profiles were developed for 8 jobs requiring digital skills
The "Women4IT" program is entering its second year of implementation and aspires to provide innovative solutions to promote the employment of young women in jobs that require digital skills.


You can find the Press Release, additional information as well as the studies carried out as part of the project here.

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5th project meeting of SHOEMAN in Spain


The 5th Transnational Project Meeting of  SHOEMAN-Manager for Footwear Industry was held in Elda, on September 26th and 27th, 2019 in the premises of INESCOP. 
The partners had the opportunity to discuss, exchange views and  take decisions about the progress of the project SHOEMAN as well as  to tour the premises of INESCOP, one of the most remarkable Footwear Technology Centers worldwide. 


The websites of CLICHA & FOSTEX @ the DESSINO Meeting


In parallel with the efforts of the DESSINO project to develop its website, Faye Plakantonaki was given the possibility to demonstrate the websites of the Erasmus+ projects CLICHA and FOSTEX, at the 2nd project meeting which took place at RIMT University at Chandigarh, India.

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2nd meeting of WaSec project in Kavala


CRE.THI.DEV participated in the 2nd meeting of WaSec Co-Funded by Erasmus+ project that took place in the campus of former Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (now International Hellenic University) in Kavala, Greece from September 5 to 7, 2019. Οf great interest to the participants was the field visit to the river of Nestos that was organised by Prof. George Zaimes and his team.


Invitation to the Boost4Shoes Promotion Event


CRE.THI.DEV is organising a promotion event for the Boost4Shoes Academy, on Tuesday, September 10, at the premises of the Hellenic Clothing Industry Association, Ermou 51, Athens. BOOST4Shoes Academy is an active online community that contributes to the implementation of the BOOST4SHOES training program and to the exchange of knowledge and experience in the wider area of e-commerce.

You can find the full invitation to the event here.


2 studies developed for Women4IT project


As part of the Women4IT project: Innovative Practices to Increase the Number of Vulnerable EU Girls and Women in the Digital Agenda (2017-1-094, EΕA Grants), Women4IT in short, conducted 2 studies; the first presents good practices and proven, innovative solutions to improve the employability of women in the IT field, while the second presents research results from 7 countries on women's access to technology and the labor market, turning to digital skills and modern business requirements. Summaries of studies can be found here and here.


OaC trekking on Mount Parnitha Greece


OaCmygoal went trekking to the mountain of Parnitha, in Greece. Such an amazing event...such a beautiful cause and beautiful team.
We cannot wait for the next Let's rock Cancer event in Greece!


Conference on "Sustainable Simulation and Fire Safety "


A successful conference in the framework of the European project ERASMUS + Strategic Partnerships, titled Safety, Fire & Design: Simulation For Fire Safety Training - SAFED organized by CRE.THI.DEV. with the participation of: Civil Protection Service of the Municipality of Penteli, Center for Technological Research of Western Macedonia, European University of Cyprus, Universidad de Zaragoza, Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza, CPIFP Corona de Aragón, Institute for Management and Natural Disaster Management Fire Brigade.

The conference was honored with the presence of local government representatives, volunteer organizations, and members of the University Community.

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Invitation to the 1st "Let's Rock Cancer" event in Greece (trekking on Mount Parnitha)


On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the first "Let's Rock Cancer" sports event in Greece will be held, in the framework of Erasmus + project: "Outside Cancer: Move, Get Out and Live" (OaC my goal).

See the full invitation here


2nd FOSTEX  Meeting


On June 10 & 11, 2019, CRETHIDEV participated at the 2nd meeting of the FOSTEX and presented the Quality Control work package as well as dissemination activities performed.

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INNOLEA meeting in Kaunas


CRETHIDEV participated in the 4th scheduled meeting of the partners of the "INNOLEA - Innovation for the Leather Industry in Jordan and Egypt" project, that was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, on June 6-8 2019.


3rd Transnational Project Meeting of Women4IT in Athens


The 3rd transnational project meeting for the partners of the Women4IT EEA Grants project was held in Athens, Greece, hosted by Creative Thinking Development, on 11-12 April 2019. The partnership made real progress as the project is in one of the most important stages: the selection of the digital job profiles for the development of appropriate training solutions for employment.

Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. It aims at raising awareness about the digital skills and the gender gap, and at promoting concrete, innovative partnerships and solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda.


4th Transnational Project Meeting of  SHOEMAN


The 4th Transnational Project Meeting of  SHOEMAN-Manager for Footwear Industry was held in Pirmasens, on March 28th and 29th, 2019 in the premises of ISC Pirmasens GERMANY. 
The partners had the opportunity to discuss, exchange views and  take decisions about the progress of the project SHOEMAN as well as to see Pirmasens the oldest "Shoe city" in Germany.


Kickoff meeting of the LEATHUB project in Athens


CRETHIDEV participated in the very productive kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ program for the LEATHUB - Establishment of Leather Hubs in Russia and Mongolia, 11-12/03/2019 at University of West Attica, Athens.


Launching of WaSec Project


From February 27th 2019 till March 2nd, 2019, CRE.THI.DEV, along with representatives from nine universities and one company, one research institute and one public authority, located in six countries throughout the European region, participated in the Kick-off meeting of WaSec project which was held in the Dead Sea, Jordan.



FOSTEX kick-off meeting


On Monday, February 18, 2019, the opening of the FOSTEX kick-off meeting took place in Terrassa, Spain, with the participation of CRETHIDEV.



SPort Inclusion Drivers for Autistic spectrum disorders People, SPID - AP, Kick-off meeting in Naples, 1-2 February 2019


The kick-off meeting of the SPID-AP project was successfully organised by the leader of the project CUM (Cooperativa Umanista Mazra) and took place on 1-2 February, 2019 in Naples, with the participation of all the partners to pool objectives and work dynamics.

During the kick-off meeting the Action Plan was approved, the Timeline was finalised and a discussion on the working methods, Finances, the Quality Assurance framework for the project and the implementation of the project’s Activities was started.

It was a great start with a great consortium for a very important project!


OAC: Outdoor Against Cancer: move yourself, go out and live, Kick-off meeting


The Erasmus+ project OAC: Outdoor Against Cancer: move yourself, go out and live has started its activities with a kick-off meeting organized by the project Lead Partner, “TUM” (Technical University of Munich), on Wednesday 16th January, in Munich.


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WOMEN4IT project, officially launched on 12 December 2018 in Brussels


Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project is supported by 9 Partners, among them and CRE.THI.DEV., from across Europe and various sectors.

Women4IT addresses the structural transformation of the labour market due to the growing digital society in which there are significantly less women than men. This digital gap will lead to more women left out of the digital economy, widening the gender gap. The main objective of the project is to raise awareness about this gap, and to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market thus improving their employability.

More about Women4IT on project's social media:

Twitter @WomenForIT



Press Release, officially launch on 12 December 2018 in Brussels.

Also find out Innovative solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda.

Discover women in Digital Scoreboard 2018, in Greece.


Final FAIRHAP partners' meeting in Alessandria, Italy


The 5th and final Transnational meeting of the «Fair Play and Happiness through Sports (FAIRHAP)»  Erasmus + project was held in Alessandria Italy, organised by Associazione ISES. The partnership has made a real progress as the project is in the final stage. Main topic of discussion during the meeting was the communication of the project’s ideas, quality, effectiveness and transferability issues, as well as the dissemination of the outcomes of the project and the benefits obtained for the children through their participation.

The project focuses on providing the necessary awareness to those who teach sports to children about basic human values, through innovative educational seminar approaches, in order to recognize and instil these values and joy through sports’ training to children.


BOOST4Shoes meeting in Athens


The 3rd meeting of the BOOST4Shoes project was held in Athens on November 15, hosted by CRETHIDEV. It was a very successful partner meeting where representatives of partners came to discuss the current project work. The meeting concerned a detailed discussion of the results of BOOST4Shoes, the ECVET tool, structure and stages of platform implementation, additional platform functionality - verification of skills acquired during the course, as well as issues of dissemination, quality assurance and other tasks necessary to prepare the report were discussed.

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FAIRHAP tournament for children


CRETHIDEV has organised a tournament for children that have participated in the sports sessions of the FAIRHAP project in the previous months. More than 70 children participated in the tournament, played non-competitive games and showed the outcomes of their training. 

More on the project website and facebook page.


INNOLEA meeting in Bucharest


CRETHIDEV was in Bucharest for the 3rd meeting of the INNOLEA Project and the ICAMS conference, organised by INCDTP-ICPI! The project has reached a very important stage with the organisation of the capacity building trainings in Europe.
This Erasmus+ project aims to support the leather industry in Egypt and Jordan by creating leather centres in Universities from both countries.

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CreativeWear in Vestino 2018


On Thursday, 18th of October, CRE.THI.DEV participated in the scheduled meeting for the Creative Clothing for the Mediterranean Space (CREATIVE WEAR) project, that took place in Palermo, Sicily. During the meeting the course of the project and the next steps were discussed, as its duration was extended until the end of May 2019. The same day, Vestino 2018 exhibition opened its doors. In Vestino  the hubs created, by the partners of the project, present their work. This year, Greek designers from the Athens Art Hub also exhibited their work.


TEXSTRA meeting in Kaunas


The 3rd meeting for the partners of the TEXSTRA Erasmus project, was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, hosted by KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS (KTU), on 17 October 2018. The partnership made real progress as the project is in one of the most important stages, that of the development of the training program and e-learning content (TEXSTRA e-books) as well as the online platform for transferring research and innovation through the project’s based training.
The project aim is bringing together the main stakeholders within the textile sector in order to promote and contribute to the transferring research and innovation knowledge to students & trainees of the textile/clothing sector via project based learning, contributing to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of EU textile small and medium enterprises.


The Greek team of the CLICHA project  in Athens Against Climate Change


The greek team of the CLICHA project is participating in Athens Against Climate Change. See more here.



Final conference for the INVENT project

The final conference for the INVENT project will be held at Movenpick Hotel- Dea Sea under the patronage of H.E. Senator Prof. Rida Shibli on September 25, 2018. The conference will discuss the innovation ecosystem in Jordan and EU participants will present best practices and success stories in Europe. All are welcome to participate in this event.

Το τελικό συνέδριο για το έργο INVENT θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Movenpick Hotel- Dea Sea υπό την αιγίδα του Senator Prof. Rida Shibli στις 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018. Στο συνέδριο θα συζητηθεί το οικοσύστημα καινοτομίας στην Ιορδανία και οι συμμετέχοντες από την ΕΕ θα παρουσιάσουν τις βέλτιστες πρακτικές και επιτυχημένες ιστορίες από την την Ευρώπη. Όλοι μπορούν να συμμετάσχουν σε αυτή την εκδήλωση.

YOUNG ICT WOMEN project kicks off aiming to provide innovative solutions to increase the number of girls and young women in the digital economy in seven European countries

The“YOUNG ICT WOMEN-Innovative Solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda” (Project Nr. 2017-1-094) has started its activities with a kick-off meeting organized by the project Lead Partner, the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association – LIKTA, the 10-11th September in Riga.


The objective of the YOUNG ICT WOMEN project is to develop the digital competences and thereby the employability of young women at risk of exclusion from the labour market.


The project brings together 10 insightful and experienced partners from 9 European countries: AMETIC – The Spanish ICT Association - Spain, Baltic Education Technology Institute – BETI, Lithuania, Creative Thinking Development -  CRETHIDEV - Greece, DIGITALEUROPE aisbl, Belgium, ECDL Ireland Ltd. – Ireland, Educating for an Open Society – EOS, Romania, European Centre for Women and Technology – ECWT, Norway, FUNDACIÓN PLAN INTERNATIONAL, Spain, LIKTA, Latvia and Malta Communications Authority – Malta.


The initiative will pursue its goals through awareness raising campaigns, skills assessment, innovative partnerships with employers, development of a new on-line employability profiling tool,training and employment guidance into Digital Jobs.


The YOUNG ICT WOMEN project benefits from a 2.714.304 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment and will run between September 2018 and August 2021. 


For more information see also and follow the project website coming in October!



Aegean International Textile and Advanced Engineering Conference AΙTAE 2018 was held from the 5th to the 7th September 2018 in Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece and it is aimed to bring together:

·         leading researchers

·         experts, students and

·         people from the industry 

from all over the world to share their knowledge and exchange scientific ideas.

The Conference was co-organized by the Department of Industrial Design and Manufacturing / Textiles of the University of West Attica (Greece) and the Textile Engineering Department of Engineering Faculty of Ege University (Turkey).

The AΙTAE Conference can become one of the most important scientific events in the field of textiles in the cross of Europe, Asia and Africa aimed to bring together leading researchers, experts, students and people from the industry from all over the world to share their knowledge and exchange scientific ideas.

The Organizing and Scientific Committees highlights the importance of the AΙTAE as a textile platform offering the participants to present and discuss the most recent research investigations, new perspectives and future directions. Many supporting social events enriching the scientific programme have been organized as well.

For more information visit:


LEAMAN Competition is open for Voting!

The competition for the most innovative leather idea, by the LEAMAN Project, is already at the voting stage! Please visit the ideas' page and vote for the most innovative idea. After the end of the voting, the winner will be registered at Indiegogo for crowdfunding!


2nd meeting of the SHOEMAN project in Chania, Crete

Partners of the SHOEMAN project have gathered for the 2nd meeting in Chania, Crete today.


FAIRHAP project meeting in Haskovo, Bulgaria

On the 20 and 21 of June, the partners of the FAIRHAP project met in Haskovo, Bulgaria, to discuss the project progress and the next activities. The project is in its final stage now with the childrens' training according to FAIRHAP values. Read more about the FAIRHAP activities in the Project website.


BOOST4Shoes partnership meeting in Rzeszow, Poland

Partners of BOOST4Shoes project met in Rzeszow, Poland, on the 8th and 9th of June to discuss the progress of the project and the upcoming activities.


Invitation to participate in a survey for the skills in the footwear industry

The SHOEMAN project, “Manager for an Efficient and Innovative Footwear Industry”, aims at contributing to better qualified professionals in the EU footwear industry by developing a cross-disciplinary training program, combining professional and transversal skills associated with entrepreneurship, innovation, both technological and non-technological.

As part of this effort, SHOEMAN is inviting existing or aspiring footwear managers , as well as experts for footwear, to participate in an anonymous survey that will help the partnership identify and address skills gaps and training needs.

Click here to participate if you are a professional in the footwear industry or here if you are an expert on footwear, training or education.


INNOLEA 2nd partnership meeting in Athens

We were at the 2nd INNOLEA Erasmus+project meeting in #Athens on the 3rd and 4th of May! The meeting was hosted by National Technical University of Athens with support from CRETHIDEV. INNOLEA aims at fostering innovation for the leather industries in #Egypt and #Jordan through Capacity Building.


Interview to ERT2 channel during students' visit to the Fidas Factory for the K4F project

The administrator of CRETHIDEV, Dimosthenis Papakonstantinou with Mrs Mina Fida-Dai, give an interview to the national channel, ERT2, during the Knowledge 4 Foot Project students' visit, on April 27, about the love for shoemaking and the future.

Watch the full interview at


Intensive course for students for Knowledge 4 Foot project

In the framework of the Knowledge 4 Foot Project, the "Intensive program for higher education learners” was successfully implemented in Athens with the participation of 15 students from Greece, Romania and Croatia, combined with the 5th partnership meeting of the project. The aim of the course was to provide participants with conceptual frames and practical tools to effectively equip them with skills about entrepreneurship, team working and creative thinking. For 5 days the students attended lectures, workshops and visits to sites and factories. 


Training seminars for Jordanian universities in AUA (FoodQA Project)

The FOODQA project training was held @ AUA University, Athens, for Jordanian universities' staff about Statistical quality tools on 19 and 20 of April.


LEAMAN partnership meeting in Bucharest

CRETHIDEV is at the 4th partnership meeting of Leaman Project in Bucharest, Romania, guests of INCDTP-ICPI. The project is at a critical point with the competition for Innovative Leather Products underway!


LEAMAN Project organises a competition for the most innovative leather ideas

LEAMAN Project organises a competition for the most innovative leather ideas.

The purpose of the Competition is to promote innovative leather products, services, solutions or technologies and inspire interested stakeholders’ creativity.

Participants to the competition will be asked to share ideas and brainstorm for creating innovative leather products. At the multiplier event in Romania, the ideas of innovative leather products will be presented and participants to the multiplier event will be invited to vote online.

Visit to see the terms of the competition and apply!


Are you a Footwear SME, VET provider or an e-Commerce/Digital marketing coach/expert?

Are you a Footwear SME, VET provider or an e-Commerce/Digital marketing coach/expert? If so, we would love you to take part in our survey... BOOST4Shoes project is conducting a survey, with an aim to create an 'Online Sales Manager' (OSM) that will provide a hands-on training course to help Footwear SMEs improve cross-border sales across Europe. 

Visit the survey here:


FoodQA partnership meeting in Porto

CRETHIDEV was in Porto for the works of the 3rd partnership meeting of the FOODQA project. 


FAIRHAP Training Workshop

CRETHIDEV hosted a workshop for children's sports teachers and coaches from 12 to 14 of January for the Fairhap Project. Trainer/coaches Takis Meletakos, Giota Livada and Karaiskos Leonidas explained the theory and the methodology behind the Dynamic Games to coaches from Romania, Latvia, Italy and Bulgaria.


3rd FAIRHAP project partnership meeting in Iasi, Romania

CRETHIDEV participated as a project coordinator in the works of the 3rd Partnership Meeting held in Iasi, Romania, December 13-14, 2017, for the FAIRHAP project. The FAIRHAP project focuses on children sports teachers, Physical Education teachers and coaches, to raise their awareness about core Olympic values through innovative educational processes.


Kick-off meeting of the INNOLEA project in Jordan

CRETHIDEV is attending the Kickoff meeting of the INNOLEA Project, in Jordan, together with 11 more partners from Europe, Jordan and Egypt. INNOLEA project aims to support the leather sectors of Jordan and Egypt through the establishment of leather centres in four universities.


CRETHIDEV in Edinbourgh for the new project about shoes' online sales (BOOST4Shoes)

CRETHIDEV was in Edinbourgh on the 30th of November for the new project about shoes' online sales (BOOST4Shoes). The new project will develop an innovative training program that expected to help footwear companies to manage their online sales. 


CreativeWear Event in Palermo, Italy


CreativeWear Event in Athens

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