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New CEC project to focus on footwear life-cycle

On February 20-21, the partners of the Erasmus + SciELD project gathered in Iasi, Romania, to work on a new project that seeks to improve the consumers’ living standards through a science and comfort led analysis of footwear product life-cycle.


New EU project seeks to add jobs in leather and footwear sectors

Partners from nine EU countries participated in the kick-off meeting of “Skills4Smart TCLF 2030”, an ambitious project co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme to attract, upskill and develop innovative learning methods for workers in the textile, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) companies in Europe.


Students learn high-end footwear manufacture 

A group of 14 designers and footwear technicians from five European countries in early July participated in a two-week training course in luxury footwear-making techniques at the Politecnico Calzaturiero in Padua. The course was part of the European Erasmus+ funded project High End Shoe (HES), which aims to develop a new training qualification and occupational profile in luxury footwear manufacturing.