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    In spite of the increasing economic difficulties, textile and clothing remains one of the most significant manufacturing sectors of the EU-27. This is true in respect of production volumes, added value and jobs creation.   Over the last ten years reduced competitiveness especially among European industry specialists, changing priorities in the international textile and fashion market, and world-wide financial uncertainties have caused a global restructuring of the textile and clothing sector. Manufacturers have revised employment patterns and worsening socio-economic conditions have prompted regions to rethink…

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PLUSTEX Final Conference Agenda  PLUSTEX Final Conference Agenda- def Event management for Plustex Final Conference: Textile and Clothing 2020 – Smart Strategies for Regional Development powered by Eventbrite 8.30 | 9.00        Registrations 9.00 | 9.15        Welcome by local host and opening by Mr Guillaume Delbar, Vice President in charge of innovation, research and universities inLilleMetropole Representative from the NordPas de CalaisRegion 9.15 | 9.45        PLUSTEX Project – Results and perspectives Ms Daniela Toccafondi, Councilor for Economic Policy, Municipality ofPrato 9.45 | 10.00 …

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PLUSTEX – Final Conference Textile and Clothing 2020 – Smart Strategies for Regional Development

  PLUSTEX – Final Conference Textile and Clothing 2020 – Smart Strategies for Regional Development CAMPUS CETI (Centre Européens des Textiles Innovants) Tourcoing (France), 9th October 2014 Textile and Clothing is a major sector of the European industry and a spearhead of European manufacturing. Although hit by globalisation and the consequent de-industrialization, the sector still features some 250,000 businesses, 240 billion euros turnover and more than 3.2 million employees across the European Union. In the last decades, Textile and Clothing has reacted by developing new jobs…

Meetings & Events

9th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit – conclusions

Fostering eco-innovation and social responsibility in the sector  Winchester, 14th and 15th May It has been concluded with the presentation of eight interesting Good Practices related to the policy “Fostering eco-innovation and social responsibility in the sector” the 9th Thematic Exchange Workshop organized in Winchester (UK) by PLUSTEX Partner University of Southampton and Winchester School of Art, last 14 and 15 May. The proceedings of the workshop began with experiences from Prato territory such as Cardato Recycled, green brand developed by Prato Chamber of Commerce,…

8th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit – conclusions

Fostering incubation and startups in the sector  Kaunas, 26th and 27th of March Fostering incubation and startups in the sector it’s the policy on which it has been focused the 8th Thematic Exchange Workshop held inKaunas on 26th and 27th of March. The event coordinated by Lithuanian partnerKTURegionalScienceParkwas intended to present to the partners and stakeholders involved the most significant Good Practices identified in individual areas and related to the topic under discussion. On 26th GPs presentation session started with MITA, the main governmental institution…

7th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit – conclusions

Diversify production towards high-quality, high-tech textiles and specialty and niche products  Lodz, 13th and 14th of November 7th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit was held in the Lodz on 13th and 14th of November focused on topic “Diversify production towards high-quality, high-tech textiles and specialty and niche products” coordinated by The Lodzkie Region. GPs presentation session started with the experience introduced by ARED titled “Complex Investigation and Evaluation of the Softening Effect on Terry Fabrics” and the Good Practices from Tuscany with “Progetto Achille”…

6th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit – conclusions

Diversify production towards high-quality, high-tech textiles and specialty and niche products 12th- 13th September 2013 Guimaraes (Pt) As part of the international meeting calendar of Project PLUSTEX, on 12 and 13 September took place in Guimaraes  (Portugal), the sixth Managing Committee Meeting & Exchange Thematic Workshop. On September 12, after the opening and welcome session by Antonio Magalhaes, Mayor of Guimaraes and a general overview of the traditional significance of textile industry of the district, the Exchange Thematic Workshop has started focusing on the presentation of…

5th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Intermediate Evaluation Event – conclusions

Support for the Clustering and Internationalization of SMEs 12th- 13th June 2013 Szombathely (Hu) International workshop and PLUSTEX Intermediate Evaluation Event has been held in Szombathely, Hungary on 12th and 13th June 2013. The workshop,  hosted by project partner, Pannon Business Network Association, represented more than other events, an important moment  dedicated  to the midterm evaluation and dissemination of results. The workshop presented the conclusions of the evaluation process, started six months before by all PLUSTEX partners.  In this regard, the partners agreed to backup the…

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PLUSTEX is cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund within the INTERREG IVC Programme. The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

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PLUSTEX PROJECT Policy Learning
to Unlock Skills
in the TEXtile sector

Lead partner
Municipality of Prato (IT)

Contact person
Alessandro Fontani

a.fontani@comune.prato.it
+ 39 0574 183 6007
www.comune.prato.it

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