Handbook about the Exchanging of Best Practices

European Integration & Regional Competitiveness Foundation has prepared Handbook about the exchanging of best practices within "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) project, co-funded by EU through the Bulgaria – Turkey IPA Cross-Border Programme (CCI number 2007CB16IPO008), Priority Axis 1: Sustainable Social & Economic Development. As a result of careful study and selection are presented examples of best practices for crafts in the cross-border area, namely in Burgas District and Kirklareli Province. The handbook also contains important information about the current status and perspectives for crafts. Read more...




Final Events under "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) Project

In August 2014 were held the final events under "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) project, co-funded by EU through the Bulgaria - Turkey IPA Cross-Border Programme (CCI number 2007CB16IPO008), Priority Axis 1: Sustainable Social & Economic Development and Project partners: Burgas Regional Chamber of Skilled Crafts - Lead Partner; Kirklareli Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen and European Integration & Regional Competitiveness Foundation. Read more...




Crafts in Turkey

Traditional Turkish handicrafts for thousands of years in Anatolia with the cultural heritage of various civilizations, have created a rich mosaic by combining the values of their own. Traditional Turkish handicrafts – rug-making, carpet-making, sweetie bell, sumac, cloth-weaving, ceramics and pottery, embroidery, lace making, leather crafting, musical instrument making, stone carving, copper work, basketry, saddle making, felt making, weaving, woodwork, cart making and so on can be listed. Read more...




"Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) Project - Promotional Event in Turkey

In Turkey, Kirklareli in support of the crafts in the current difficulties, the elimination of borders in support of economic development, social development and social cohesion links in order to ensure the implementation of "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" project a publicity meeting was held on 14.01.2014 at 11.00 in Kirklareli Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen's Education and Culture Hall. Read more...




"Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) Project - Official Presentation in Burgas

On 10.12.2013 at 11.00 a.m. in Mall Galleria Burgas (Hall Winery), Burgas Regional Chamber of Skilled Crafts made an official presentation of the project "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS), co-funded by EU through the Bulgaria – Turkey IPA Cross-Border Programme (CCI number 2007CB16IPO008), Priority Axis 1: Sustainable Social & Economic Development. Project partners are: Burgas Regional Chamber of Skilled Crafts - Lead Partner; Kirklareli Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen and European Integration & Regional Competitiveness Foundation. The project duration is 12 months and it has approved budget of EUR 72 470.63. Read more...


Kick-off Meeting under "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) Project Held in Burgas

On 06.11.2013 in the conference hall of Aqua Hotel in Burgas was held a Kick-off Meeting of the project team of "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) project, co-funded by the EU through the Bulgaria – Turkey IPA Cross-Border Programme (CCI number 2007CB16IPO008), Priority Axis 1: Sustainable Social & Economic Development. Read more...




Crafts in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a state founded more than 1300 years ago on this territory. During these 13 centuries of progress and severe trials has been developing the Bulgarian culture, that inherited, preserved and built on traditions of Thracians, Slavs and Bulgars. Crafts belong to this rich cultural and historical heritage, but are also an integral part of our modern economic development. Read more...


Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) Project– Subsidy Contract Signed

On 21.08.2013 at the Ministry of Regional Development of the Republic of Bulgaria Mrs. Mayya Stoyanova, Chairperson of Burgas Regional Chamber of Skilled Crafts signed the subsidy contract for "Traditional Craft Professions and their Adaptation to the Economy in the Cross-Border Area" (CRAFTS) project, co-funded by EU through the Bulgaria – Turkey IPA Cross-Border Programme CCI number 2007CB16IPO008, Priority Axis 1: Sustainable Social & Economic Development. The project partners are: Kirklareli Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen and European Integratsion & Regional Competitiveness Foundation. The project duration is 12 months and it has approved budget of EUR 72 470.63. Read more...