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Project meeting in Portugal

On the 6th and 7th of June, the project partners were hosted by CTCP (Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal) in S. João da Madeira, Portugal.

On the 27 and 28 of June, the project partners will meet in Turkey for the final meeting.

The wmn&ART training platform

The wmn&ART training platform (which includes the ceramic course videos) is ready and accessible by Art Mentors and Mentees.


wmn&ART e-LEARNING program is divided into two sections. The first section is targeting the art mentors who will give mentoring to start-up women entrepreneurs. This section basically aims to teach art mentors the methodologies on how to prepare future entrepreneur women CHMEs – mentees, for their future home and handcrafting based jobs creation; learn to mentor/support future entrepreneur women CHMEs – mentees, in starting their own business and furnish them with mentoring support for developing consolidation and growth strategies. Thus, the art mentors will be equipped to furnish start-up women on these issues via mentoring support.

The second section of the e-Training Program is targeting the entrepreneur women CHMEs – mentees getting e-Training in the areas of handcrafting productions where they can produce and sell from home, and receive the mentoring support effectively.

Join the online courses and find your mentos/mentee!

The training platform is work in progress

The wmn&ART (“women and art”) project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and which sees the Turkish University of Ardahan as lead partner and AEuCC as an expert partner in the ceramic sector, continues with the elaboration of the digital training platform for mentor and mentee women in the artistic ceramics sector. The platform, directly linked to the project website ( on the “Training” page, is currently available in English, but will soon be available also in Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Slovak.

The platform collects two manuals (for mentors and mentees), video lessons that explain some ceramic techniques that are easy to implement in the home environment, frequently asked questions and two tests, for mentors and mentees, which guarantee, if passed, a certificate of participation.

A further function of the platform will be, upon completion of the project, the possibility of putting mentors and mentees in communication, to offer professional development to unemployed women with artistic talent.

online meeting

On the 18th of June 2021, the partners of the wmn&ART project met online to discuss the project’s developments.

Specifically, the discussion verted on the training platform, which is almost ready in every language, and on the multiplier events which will be managed by every partner in the following months, with the aim of promotiong and disseminating the project’s results.

Stay tuned!

Online meeting

On the 4th of December 2020, an online was held by the wmn&ART partners, discussing the progress of the project.

At this stage of the project, the training materials have to be translated in the partners’ national languages.

In a further stage, all the training materials will be updated in the online training platform which will be directly linked to the wmn&ART official website.

Women & Art Project: Transferring ceramic art hobbies into a future income

With the kick-off meeting held last December at the University of Ardahan, in the far north-east of Turkey on the border with Armenia and Georgia, the Erasmus+ project “Women & Art”, approved by the Turkish Erasmus+ program authorities and which sees the University of Ardahan as Lead Partner, the Ankara Point company as organizational consultant and the AEuCC (European Grouping of Cities of Ceramics) as consultant in the sector and communication.
The project involves 5 countries and 9 partners for 2 years: wmn&ART aims at supporting inactive women in developing home-based micro enterprises, with a particular focus on ceramicart and craft activities, increasing wealth in European society.

“wmn&ART – Integrated e-training & e-guiding for inactive women for transferring their art hobbies in to their future income” is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, under the Key Action 2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training.

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