Crafts Youth Future Engagement

The Crafts Youth Future Engagement (CYFE) project targets young people aged 13 to 18 and aims to reconnect them with the professional craft sector. The analysis carried out through two surveys among craftspeople and young people shows that there is a problem of passing on know-how to new generations on the one hand and a lack of awareness of what crafts are and what areas of business they involve on the other.

A large percentage of craftsmen are aging and will retire within 10 to 20 years.

Most have no succession plan and their skills may be lost along with valuable experience in the trade. Artisan occupations cover sectors such as interior design, fashion, heritage conservation, traditional construction and tourism. All these areas are essential to the richness and diversity of Europe.

Furthermore, as young people agree that we need to bring more sustainability and responsible consumption into our lifestyles, the project aims to show how craft production can contribute to this goal.

The partners’ expertise in both craft and education will be supported by a high level of digital technology skills, with the aim of jointly creating tools that highlight the core values that craft represents: strong know-how and expertise, entrepreneurship, high quality, long-lasting production, low waste, local sourcing, self-empowerment, creativity, innovation and protection of cultural heritage.

It will also highlight the diversity of opportunities that the sector offers.

The aim of the project is to change the mindset of European citizens about the place and role of the craft professions and to show that crafts are a responsible and sustainable choice in a global market. The primary target group is young people. The aim of the project is to educate young people aged 13 to 18 and to create the basis for a more responsible future generation. The secondary target group will be youth workers, which includes any type of professionals working with young people, such as teachers, career counsellors, as well as any adult in charge of education or orientation.

Project results

Cards and the game

Online game

CRAFT HUMAN LIBRARY 

 

TEMPLATE DESK RESEARCH

TEMPLATE INTERVIEWS 

CONSENT TEMPLATE

GUIDELINES FOR INTERVIEWS

GUIDELINES FOE DESK RESEARCH

QUESTIONS ABOUT STORYTELLING FOR INTERVIEWS 

CLEANRD DESK RESEARCH 

GUIDE BOOKS v narodnich jazycich

Project details

Implementation start: listopad 2021
Subsidy provider

Erasmus+

Partners

Portugalsko: Aproximar

Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social

Dánsko: Khora

Khora ApS

Mad’in Europe

Petrklic Help

Poland: Fundacja Laja

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Francie: Esquare

Itálie: San Giuseppe Onlus