On the 9th and the 15th of July, CRETHIDEV organises a free webinar themed Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education - From the basics to a successful proposal". 

Read more about the webinar and how to register to attend here.

Free Webinar: Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education:
From the basics to a successful proposal


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On the 27th and 28th of June, CRETHIDEV organises a 2-day workshop for trainers and sport teachers about training for cancer patients. The workshop is free and is based on principles and methods established in Germany by the OaC organisation.

Read more about the workshop here.

OaC:mygoal Train the Trainers Workshop


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In the framework of ProWebSee Youth project (ERASMUS+ programme) CRE.THI.DEV organizes a free webinar on “BUSINESS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF A BUSINESS IDEA” for people under 30 years old.

·         Date: Friday, 15/5/2020

·         Time: 18:30 (Greece time zone)

·         Duration: One hour

·         Language: Greek

·         Cost: Free

You can register here:

Registration deadline: Wednesday 13/5/2020




The latest newsletter of the DESTEX Project has been published! Download here the document for the latest news about the project works!

DESTEX project Newsletter is out!


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In the framework of ProWebSee Youth project (ERASMUS+ programme) CRE.THI.DEV organizes a free webinar on “BUSINESS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF A BUSINESS IDEA” for people under 30 years old.

·         Date: Tuesday, 14/4/2020

·         Time: 18:00 (Greece time zone)

·         Duration: One hour

·         Language: Greek

·         Cost: Free

You can register here:

Registration deadline: Monday 13/4/2020



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The WINTEX team from Tunisia held a virtual meeting with CEDECS and UPC to follow up the progress of the different tasks from WP1 and to review the equipment selection for the different centers.
Despite the current situation with several of the partners working remotely, the WINTEX partnership continues working for the successful implementation of the project.
During the meeting, the partnership discussed about the local needs and opportunities that are being identified in Tunisia as part of the production of the national report. These insights are crucial to select the right equipment for the new centers that will be set up at University of Sfax, University of Monastir and the Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Ksar Hellal-ISET and will provide support and services to each local textile ecosystem.

WINTEX: Virtual meeting of Tunisia team with UPC and CEDECS



The 2nd newsletter of the FOSTEX project has been issued! The topics on this issue include:

  • The third FOSTEX consortium meeting: visit to the Moroccan partners,

  • T&C Industry needs and expectations: ACI hosts FOSTEX roundtable,

  • BAU and JUST: new innovation centres to boost the local T&C sector,

  • Understanding the Jordanian T&C sector: an in-depth field survey,

  • ITMC 2019: FOSTEX at the Smart Textile Salon thanks to ESITH.

You can read the full newsletter here.

FOSTEX Project: 2nd Newsletter



Halfway through the Women4IT project, lead partner Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) and organised the Women4IT Validation Workshop in Sliema, Malta, where leading experts in the field of digital skills, education and youth work tested and evaluated the project tools: Women4IT profiling platform, training roadmaps and the employment toolkit.

Read more about the event in the press release here.

Women4IT Validation Workshop in Sliema, Malta



In the framework of ProWebSee Youth project (ERASMUS+ programme) CRE.THI.DEV organizes a free webinar on “BUSINESS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF A BUSINESS IDEA”

·         Date: Thursday 12/3/2020,

·         Time: 19:00 (Greece time zone)

·         Duration: One hour

·         Language: Greek

·         Age of participants: under 30 years old


You can register here:

Registration deadline: Wednesday 11/3/2020



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Right before the strike of the coronavirus in the partner countries, the 4th Steering Committee meeting took place at the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies in Jelgava from February 26 to February 28, 2020 with the participations of all partners. The works of the meeting were combined with the CLICHA Business forum entitled “Land management and agricultural practices for reducing greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions”. The participating members had the chance to visit the beautiful Mitau Palace, where the department of Agriculture of the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies is found, and also the training and research farm "Vecauce" which is a unique training and research centre - farm, which deals with cattle breeding and cultivation of plants. Overall, it was a very fruitful meeting that offered to the partnership renewed energy to move forward.

CLICHA: 4th Steering Committee meeting @ Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies


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In February 2020, CEDECS traveled to Tunisia to hold bilateral meetings in the framework of WINTEX project preparation and dissemination work packages.

In particular, CEDECS meet with University of Sfax to discuss different aspects for the project implementation, particularly on WP1 activities like Methodology pack (environment, framework, etc.), national research reports best practices, needs and ideas to identify relevant EU Best practices.

The bilateral discussion also reviewed different concepts to prepare the different foreseen activities such as potential business models for the new centers, trends on textile opportunities, strategic initiatives to engage the Tunisian textile sector and the visual identity that can be leveraged trough the centers.

WINTEX - Bilateral meetings in Tunisia



On March 5-6, 2020, the 3rd International Management Meeting of the DESSINO project took place in London, England. The meeting followed the successful conclusion of the 1st Capacity Building Session for the Indian partners at BRUNEL UNIVERSITY in London.

During the works of the meeting, the educational platform of the “Climate Change in Agriculture”- CLICHA project was presented by the administrator of CRETHIDEV, Dimosthenis Papakonstantinou, raising a vast interest about the project and its educational outputs to the participants

DESSINO 3rd Project meeting in London, UK


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On February 27, 2020, the 5th Business forum of the CLICHA project took place @ Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies in Jelgava. The audience had the opportunity to get to know the project and get familiar with “Land management and agricultural practices for reducing greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions” by attending a series of speeches on the subject. In particular, the Latvian Ministry of Agriculture informed the participants of the policy measures taken to reduce climate and ammonia emission in agriculture with the LLU acting as scientific advisor in this effort. Great food for thought!

See here for more!

Business forum @ LLU-Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies


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The kick-off meeting of the WINTEX project was held at the Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation of Terrassa (INTEXTER), from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, on January 16th and 17th.
WINTEX project is co-financed by the European Commission’s ERASMUS + program under the Capacity Building for higher education call with the Grant Agreement number 610373-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP.
The project started on January 15th 2020, it has a duration of 3 years and a total budget of 999.998 €.

You can find more information about the new project here and at the project website.

WINTEX project Kickoff meeting in Terassa



On the three days of 17, 18 & 19 January 2020 at Panteion University, DESKOI building, Har Trikoupi 1 & Lagoumitzi 22, Athens, the seminar "SOCIAL ECONOMY MENTORS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT" was held.

During this time, innovative ideas and practices that are being developed worldwide for social, energy and residential cooperatives were presented and discussed. Organizational policies and the conditions for the viability of social enterprises were also explored.
CRETHIDEV presented the approach followed in the Women4IT project and the innovative solutions it proposes to facilitate women's access to technology and the labor market, training in digital skills and modern business requirements. This approach takes into account, in addition to the needs of young women, the current demands of the labor market and proposes a participatory process with the support of employers and social partners to support employment in selected jobs that require digital skills.

"The agenda of the social economy in local government": Seminar at Panteion University


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The DeSTRESS Kick-off Meeting took place on 20th and 21st of November 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by the University Institute of Lisbon. The main goals of this meeting were for the partners to meet, understand the project objectives and prepare the next steps of the project.

DeSTRESS 1st Consortium Meeting, Lisbon



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 and here:

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



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

CLICHA Platform presentation @ the ITMC smart textiles conference



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).   

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


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On October 17, 2019, the University of West Attica organized and hosted the ““Evolution of Textiles in a Modern World of Product Creation” kindly sponsored by the Hellenic Textile Engineers Association. The objectives of the FOSTEX Erasmus+ Project were presented to the audience in an effort to boost the traffic of the website and social media and generate interest about the anticipated results of the project. During the event, invited speakers Thomas Athanasiou, CEO, USTER Technologies AG, SWITZERLAND and Vasilios Fasois, Digital Innovator in Engineered Textiles, NIKE, USA gave their insight on the future steps of the textile sector in the global market.

Info day “Evolution of Textiles in a Modern World of Product Creation”



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).

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



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. 

5th project meeting of SHOEMAN in Spain



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.

Women4IT Newsletter


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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.

The websites of CLICHA & FOSTEX @ the DESSINO Meeting



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.

2nd meeting of WaSec project in Kavala



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.

Invitation to the Boost4Shoes Promotion Event



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.

2 studies developed for Women4IT project



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!

OaC trekking on Mount Parnitha Greece


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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.

Conference on "Sustainable Simulation and Fire Safety "


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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.

2nd FOSTEX Meeting



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.

INNOLEA meeting in Kaunas



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.

3rd Transnational Project Meeting of Women4IT 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.

Kickoff meeting of the LEATHUB project in Athens



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.


Launching of WaSec Project in Jordan



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


FOSTEX kick-off meeting in Terassa, Spain



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!

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


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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.


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



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.

WOMEN4IT project, officially launched on 12 December 2018 in Brussels



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.

Final FAIRHAP partners' meeting in Alessandria, Italy


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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.

BOOST4Shoes meeting in Athens



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.

FAIRHAP tournament for children


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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.

INNOLEA meeting in Bucharest



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.

CreativeWear in Vestino 2018



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.

TEXSTRA meeting in Kaunas



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

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


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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.

Final conference for the INVENT project



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!

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



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:

AITAE Conference



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!

LEAMAN Competition is open for Voting!



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

2nd meeting of the SHOEMAN project in Chania, Crete



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.

FAIRHAP project meeting in Haskovo, Bulgaria



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.

BOOST4Shoes partnership meeting in Rzeszow, Poland



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.

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


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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.

INNOLEA 2nd partnership meeting in Athens


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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

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

Intensive course for students for Knowledge 4 Foot project



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

Training seminars for Jordanian universities in AUA (FoodQA Project)



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 partnership meeting in Bucharest


On Your Marks

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!

LEAMAN Project organises a competition for the most innovative leather ideas



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:

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



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

FoodQA partnership meeting in Porto



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.

FAIRHAP Training Workshop



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.

3rd FAIRHAP project partnership meeting in Iasi, Romania



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.

Kick-off meeting of the INNOLEA project in Jordan


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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. 

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


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