The first two prizes awarded by a jury comprised of the project partners are as follows:

First prize: Branca Maria Fernandes Moita Fojo from tanners Marsipel (Portugal). Runner-up: Ginevra Ganu from Conceria Newport (Italy).

Another prize was determined according to the number of “likes” on the Leather is my Job! Facebook page by May 5. The Leather is my Job! Public Prize was given to Andrei Vesa from A&A Vesa (Romania).

The aim behind the contest was to develop a ‘transnational interaction between people sharing the same experiences at work’ within the European tanning industry. Over 2,500 votes were registered in total.

The Leather is My Job! initiative was launched by COTANCE and the IndustriAll-European Trade Union. Leather sector association representatives from UKLF (United Kingdom), VDL (Germany), FFTM (France), APIC (Portugal), BDSZ (Hungary), UGT-FICA (Spain), FILCTEM-CGIL (Italy) as well as UNIC (Italy) are also partners in the LIMJ! initiative.

The prizes will be officially handed over during the Final Project Conference in Igualada, Spain, on June 8.