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…

4th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit – conclusions

Increase levels of art, design and creativity in market production 13th – 14th March 2013, Prato (IT) 4th Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit, was held in the Prato and coordinated by Prato Textile Museum Foundation. The workshop  organized in a seminar titled “Design and creativity for the textile industry”, was focuses on “Policies to increase levels of art, design and creativity in market production” and provided an opportunity to learn top methodologies and strategies that have exploited creativity as a winning tool for Good Practices…

3rd Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit – conclusions

Support Young Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models 28th – 29th November 2012, Vratsa (BG) The 3rd Policy Learning Cycle on “Support young entrepreneurship and innovative business models in the T&C sector “ was held in Vratsa, as planned in the project schedule. The Agency for Regional and Economic Development – Vratsa organized the Exchange Workshop, the Coaching session and the Study visit in collaboration with project partners KTU Regional Science Park – Kaunas (thematic working group coordinator) and Lille Metropole (Component 3 coordinator). Good  practices from…

2nd Thematic Exchange Workshop and Study Visit – conclusions

Fostering T&C Incubation and Start-ups 11th – 12th October 2012, Lille (FR) The second PLUSTEX Thematic Exchange Workshop, held in the CETI and coordinated by Lille Métropole, was focused on fostering T&C incubation and start-ups. The workshop brought together over 25 participants from eight European countries, including 3 external experts from Italy, France and Poland. The total number of nine Good practices were presented during this event. The meeting agenda was completed with the visit of the CETI equipment, FUTUROTEXTILES 3 Exhibition and the Maisons…

1st Policy Learning Cycle and Managing Meeting – conclusions

1st Policy Learning Cycle and Managing Meeting 1

“Support Young Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models in the T&C Sector” 27th – 28th June 2012, KTU Regional Science Park, Kaunas (Lithuania) PLUSTEX activities mainly focus on interregional exchange of policy experiences and good practices. Its approach is to build upon partners’ know-how to improve the policy capacity of public authorities and T&C stakeholders to support the competitiveness of SMEs in this sector. This approach will be implemented through a 3-year-long activity program delivering a series of thematic Policy Learning Cycles (PLCs). PLCs are specific…

PLUSTEX – Kick Off Meeting

Opening Workshop & 1st Steering Committee Meeting 1

Opening Workshop: “The European Textile Sector: Policies, Practices and Projects” 29th – 30th March 2012, Prato Textile Museum, Prato (Italy) The PLUSTEX Opening Workshop entitled The European Textile Sector: Policies, Practices and Projects has been organized by the Lead partner, Municipality of Prato and Prato Textile Museum Foundation on the 29th March 2012. The workshop, introduced by a wide overview of contemporary European Policies for the Textile Sector provided by ACTE Presidency and Regional and Local instances by Tuscany Region and Prato Municipality, focused on the general…

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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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