INFURI Living Labs

The INFURI project organises an online Workshop/Living Lab on Circular Economy in the furniture industry, on June 15, 2021. You can find the Agenda for the Lab here

You can register to attend here.



FOSTEX Masterclass

FOSTEX project organises a series of Advanced Textiles Masterclass courses, on June 8, June 15, June 22 and June 29, 2021. You can find the Agenda for the masterclass here.

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The new DESTEX newsletter is out!

DESTEX project completed the round of the 3 virtual hackathons with student participants from the 4 partner HEIs in the project, on April 2021. The hackathons’ challenges were set from the 3 textile companies that were chosen by the partners during the organization of the events.

In accordance to the completed phase, the project’s fourth newsletter is now available here, and in DESTEX’s website,


The partners of DESTEX continue their work on Intellectual Outputs, with the book of lectures in line for the summer school course that will be held the summer of 2021 in Milan.

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WINTEX Project meeting

On May 5, the 4th WINTEX project meeting took place. The progress of the project over the last six months was discussed while emphasis was placed on the actions of the 2nd work package, which concerns the development of skills. We exchanged ideas on the organization of the next actions such as the development of educational material that will be used for this purpose. The next meeting is scheduled for October in Greece.



Webinar: Vegetation evolution, Agroforestry and Climate change

The CLICHA team invites you to participate in the 4th session of the Webinar series on the subject of “Climate Change in Agriculture”, on "Vegetation evolution, Agroforestry and Climate change", organized by the CLICHA consortium during this pandemic period.

Speakers: Dr. Anastasia Pantera, Professor AUA
Dr. George Fotiadis, Assistant Professor AUA
Moderator: Dr. George Symeon, Associate researcher ELGO-DEMETER


via Zoom platform
Live streaming:
Wednesday, 28/04/2021
16:00 – 18:30 CEST

Register your participation here

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13th Pan-European Conference on Digital Education

Βy helping students to develop a growth mindset, teachers make teaching - and learning - more effective. Growth mindset students request better feedback and have better learning orientation. They also show grit more often and thus persist longer.

We will devote the whole 13th Pan-European Conference on Digital Education to this important topic. Join the conference on 22nd of April at 15:00 Central European Time.

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CLICHA Webinar #2: The impact of climate change on coastal areas

The CLICHA team invites you to participate in the online seminar on the effects of climate change in coastal areas, on Wednesday 17/03/21 at 15:00 CET . This online action will be conducted in English.

You can find the invitation for the seminar here and the agenda here.


To register, fill out the form:



CLICHA Quality Meeting

The CLICHA team, after the Dissemination Meeting of the previous week, is getting together to discuss about the Quality of the project. A really fruitful meeting!

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11th Pan-European Conference on Digital Education

Are you interested in learning about the new teaching method of the "flipped classroom"? If so, we invite you to attend the 11th Pan-European Conference on Digital Education, which will take place online this Thursday 25/2/2021. Register your participation here:

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Webinar: The role of agricultural biodiversity in climate change

Which are the consequences of climate change in genetic biodiversity? How can local varieties and breeds help in future food production? Can the use of local plant varieties allow agricultural systems to better adapt? Could autochthonous breeds improve climate change mitigation strategies?

The speakers of the webinar “The role of rural biodiversity in climate change", professors Bebeli Penelope and Bizelis Iosif, gave answers to these questions on Wednesday, 27/01/21 via zoom and in live stream on Students and scientists participated in the online event.

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Webinar on Climate Change in Agriculture

Which are the consequences of climate change in genetic biodiversity? How can local varieties and breeds help in future food production? Can the use of local plant varieties allow agricultural systems to better adapt? Could autochthonous breeds improve climate change mitigation strategies?

The above topics will be discussed in the 1st session of the Webinar series on the subject of “Climate Change in Agriculture” organized by the CLICHA consortium.




via Zoom and Live streaming:


on Wednesday, 27/01/2021, 17:00-18:30 CET

See the full invitation here



WOMEN4IT - Προγράμματα κατάρτισης σε ψηφιακές δεξιότητες και καινοτόμες λύσεις για την πρόσληψη εξειδικευμένου προσωπικού

Η CRE.THI.DEV. με χαρά ανακοινώνει ότι o 1ος κύκλος κατάρτισης στο έργο Women4IT ολοκληρώθηκε! Γιορτάσαμε το πέρας της κατάρτισης, για την πρώτη ομάδα αποφοίτων μας, στο τέλος Ιανουαρίου. Οι συμμετέχουσες παρακολούθησαν τα προγράμματα Junior Web Develop και Digital media Specialist. 

Η τελετή αποφοίτησης πραγματοποιήθηκε διαδικτυακά την Παρασκευή 29 Ιανουαρίου και εκδόθηκε πιστοποιητικό που πιστοποιεί τις νέες ψηφιακές δεξιότητες που αποκτήθηκαν από τις αποφοίτους.

Ο δεύτερος κύκλος κατάρτισης συνεχίζεται και περιλαμβάνει μαθήματα Graphic Designer και Project Coordinator.

ΕΑΝ ΕΙΣΤΕ ΕΡΓΟΔΟΤΗΣ και ενδιαφέρεστε να μάθετε περισσότερα για το πρόγραμμα μπορείτε να επικοινωνήσετε μαζί μας στο ή να επισκεφτείτε την ιστοσελίδα του προγράμματος

Οι απόφοιτοί μας στα προγράμματα Junior Web Develop και Digital media Specialist καταρτίστηκαν από τον εκπαιδευτικό οργανισμό EUROTRAINING που παρέχει υψηλής ποιότητας κατάρτιση και, επομένως, θα μπορούσαν να καλύψουν τις εργασιακές απαιτήσεις των συγκεκριμένων θέσεων και να αποτελέσουν μια εξαιρετική προσθήκη στην εταιρεία σας.




The Erasmus+ CLICHA project was presented on November 27, 2020 at the virtual exhibition “The European Researchers’ Night: GREEN NIGHT_EU H2020”. The event is accessible via the URL: that supports a 3D version and the project’s presentation in French is available for view or download via the URL:



3rd project meeting of “Promoting Webinar-Based Youth Non-Formal Education in Southeast Europe Part II - ProWebSee Youth”

On the 16th of November 2020 the 3rd project meeting of “Promoting Webinar-Based Youth Non-Formal Education in Southeast Europe Part II - ProWebSee Youth” was held online due to the special conditions of COVID-19.


The progress of the project was discussed as well as the scheduling of the next steps which includes the organization of a series of regional webinars in English and the organization of the final event for the dissemination of the results of the project.

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The kick- off meeting of FACTIVE project took place remotely on Friday, November 13, 2020

FACTIVE is co-financed by the ERASMUS+ program of the European Commission under the call Strategic Partnerships for vocational and educational training, with the Grant Agreement number KA202-91AAA2C6. The project started on October 1st, has a duration of 24 months and a total budget of 247.409 €.


The consortium is led by CITEVE, Textile and Clothing Technological Center as project coordinator from Portugal, and it counts with the participation, also from Portugal, of MODATEX, Centro de Fomaçao Professional da Industria Textil Vestuario Confeccçao e Lanificios; STEP Institut, Institute for Occupational Psychology and Entrepreneurship, from Slovenia; Link Campus University and CIAPE, Centro Italiano per l’Aprendimento Permanente, from Italy; IVOC&IREC, Insituut voor Vorming en Onderzoek in de Confectie – Institut pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement dans la Confection, from Belgium; CRE.THI.DEV, Creative thinking development, from Greece and  AEI Tèxtils, Associació Agrupació d’Empreses Innovadres Tèxtils, from Spain.


The project started on October 1, 2020, and its kick- off meeting took place remotely on Friday, November 13, 2020, led by the project coordinator, CITEVE - Textile and Clothing Technological Center. The aim of the project is to enhance the quality and relevance of the learning offered in the vocational education and training (VET) systems for textiles and clothing, developing an innovative learning approach to improve the level and assessment of students' skills and aligning the quality of VET education with the modern, creative and innovative needs of the current textile and clothing industry in Europe.


During the meeting, the partners of the consortium, presented their organizations and educational institutions. Later on, the teams that will work on to achieve the intellectual outputs (IOs) of FACTIVE, continued with the presentation of the first set guidelines of the respective activities of FACTIVE IOs. Finally, the partners discussed future activities and agreed on their planning until their next meeting, which will take place in April, 2021, in Slovenia.

You may read the Press Release here.

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Match-fixing is a global problem. IAM desk research report aims to analyse deeply the current situation regarding this threat to sport at international level, in particular in the partner countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Turkey) and in the EU context.
The document aims to inform and raise awareness about match-fixing danger, its consequences and the existing solutions to fight against it through the promotion of education, prevention and sport values such as integrity, transparency and fairness.

Please read the Abstract here.

Full Report is available in English on the project website



3D4Delphi: Modeling of archaeological uncertainty by combining modern 3D surveying methods for the scientific documentation and promotion of cultural heritage. Application to the archaeological site of Delphi.

The objective of 3D4Delphi is the development of new innovative methods of documentation, analysis and promotion of cultural heritage monuments combining, for the first time, modern techniques of 3D surveying and the mathematical modeling of archaeological uncertainty, by incorporating it in the three-dimensional reconstruction of archaeological monuments. A combination of various non-invasive 3D imaging techniques and methods will be applied, through terrestrial and aerial (from drone or UAV) photographs, laser scanners or optical scanners, with different operating principles, ranges and accuracy, the results of which will be a subject of combined processing with the aim of making the best possible use of them for the scientific documentation of cultural heritage.

Find out more about the project here.​



Get your digital career on track! – Dublin Conference 30th of October 2020

The Women4IT project funded by the Youth Employment Programme of the EEA and Norway Grants, (2018-2021) aims to increase the employability of young women (15 -29 years) in the NEET Group (Not in Education, Employment or Training) in digital technologies and boost the opportunities the female talent brings to economic growth. The project will assess the digital skills of 1000 women in 7 countries (Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Spain) and provide digital skills training and personalised career guidance to minimum 700 of them, and reach 10 000 youth by
digital career awareness activities.

Please read more here.



The CLEANTEX Kick-off meeting took place virtually on Wednesday 4th of November 2020

A new European project started on the 1st of November 2020, in the textile sector, working on the promotion of the uptake of circular economy and ecological design in the textile sector. The CLEANTEX project will play an important role in the improvement of skills of students in textile engineering and workers of the sector, through cross-sectional cooperation in HEIs.  


The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission under the call for Strategic Partnerships for higher education, with the Grant Agreement number to be 2020-1-LT01-A203-077874.


The Kick-off meeting was originally scheduled to be held in the Project Coordinator’s country, Lithuania and take place at Kaunas University of Technology. Considering the circumstances, it took place virtually on Wednesday 4th of November 2020. Cre.Thi.Dev., participated in the meeting, as member of the consortium. The Strategic Partnership of CLEANTEX is formed by partners from six European countries. The members of the consortium will complete the project’s activities in the duration of 27 months, starting form November 1st 2020.


The meeting was fruitful with the partnership having already set the basic actions for the project’s process. Following the structure of the activities of CLEANTEX, the partners divided the next necessary actions which will be implemented until the consortium’s next meeting, on May 2021, in Greece.

You may find the press release here.

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The CLICHA social media were presented at the 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the FOSTEX project

The CLICHA social media were presented at the 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the FOSTEX project. The aim was to attract interest on the project and initiate collaboration opportunities. In particular, the possibility to co-organise a common webinar on the subject of Climate Change and the production of natural raw materials for the textile sector was discussed.  

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Free Webinar: European Programmes Project Management

On the 13th of October 2020, concluded the 8 free webinars themed "European Programmes Project Management" that CreThiDev has organised, with participation more than 300 young people. The webinars were held in the framework of ProWebSEE Youth, Erasmus+ project. The webinar will be conducted entirely in Greek language!

Thank you all very much for your interest!

You may find the presentation here.



 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the CLICHA project

The 5th Steering Committee Meeting took place on Thursday 30/09/20. It was a great opportunity for the core team of the CLICHA project to meet and exchange views on the further development of the workplan. Additionally, critical parameters linked to the restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic were extensively discussed in order to reach to viable solutions.

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Free Webinar: European Programmes Project Management

On the 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th and the 13th of October 2020, CRETHIDEV organises a free webinar themed "European Programmes Project Management".

The webinar will be conducted entirely in Greek language!

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



The 3rd consortium meeting of the Erasmus+ project DESTEX, took place virtually on September 23rd 2020

The 3rd consortium meeting of the Erasmus+ project DESTEX, took place virtually on September 23rd 2020 discussing on a series of matters concerning the activities completed by the partners for the respective intellectual outputs. Reviewing, planning next steps and discussing on the project’s processes were the main pillars of the meeting’s content.


DESTEX is at a stage where it presents it can present the structure of the virtual training platform which will be launched as a massive online open course (MOOC) early next year. Partners have submitted educational content which will be accessible on the platform targeting the higher education institutes’ students.


During the 3rd consortium meeting, the partnership discussed on the progress of the virtual hackathons, which will be developed by the Department of the Politecnico di Milano. A call will open targeting students who are willing to participate in the hackathons and will be shared in the future.  


Cre.Thi.Dev. as a member of the consortium presented the project’s progress quality, reporting on indicators measuring the communication, dissemination and timetable adherence of the project’s outputs and activities. Participated dynamically in the content of the virtual training platform channeling its members’ knowledge and material.


All partners of DESTEX as have since its beginning will keep having communication activities about the project through social media and respective organisations websites. Hashtag #DESTEXproject will lead the reader to updates of the project on twitter.

Read the Press Release here.

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WINTEX project : Weaving innovation among academia and industry in the
Tunisian textile sector

The first newsletter for the Erasmus co-funded project WINTEX is published. You can download it here.



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

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.



OaC:mygoal Train the Trainers Workshop

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.

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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

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DESTEX project Newsletter is out!

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




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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WINTEX: Virtual meeting of Tunisia team with UPC and CEDECS

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.

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FOSTEX Project: 2nd Newsletter

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.



Women4IT Validation Workshop in Sliema, Malta

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.




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



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

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.

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WINTEX - Bilateral meetings in Tunisia

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.

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DESSINO 3rd Project meeting in London, UK

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



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

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!

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WINTEX project Kickoff meeting in Terassa

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.

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

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.



DeSTRESS 1st Consortium Meeting, Lisbon

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.

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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 and 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).   



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

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.

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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).



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. 



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.



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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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.



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 in Jordan

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 in Terassa, Spain

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.

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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!



AITAE Conference

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.

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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

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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!

On Your Marks


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. 

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