StartCraft – Training for managerial competences in VET for the small businesses of the crafts sector

StartCraft – Training for managerial competences in VET for the small businesses of the crafts sector

Implementation period: 31.10.2020 – 30.09.2022
Assistance program: ERASMUS+
Project number: 2020-1-BE01-KA202-074896

Project description:

The craft company plays a fundamental role in people’s quality of life and dignity and, as it can have an impact on the stability and cohesion of society; it is an indispensable part of the future. However, in a highly competitive economy, a good know-how is not always enough to develop a successful business project.

The main objective of StartCraft is to address the training needs of crafts entrepreneurs in key transversal skills based on new updated research, and strengthen their business activities. StartCraft is a EU partnership designed to develop core and innovative learning methods that best encourage success in business activities, answering the need for education and training thanks to an innovative proposal based on participation and ICTs.

Target groups:

  • Craft entrepreneurs;
  • Entrepreneurs from VET cycles in crafts related fields (sewing and fashion, food processing, woodwork, furniture…

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Project outputs:

O1: Mobile report about crafts entrepreneurship teaching and crafts entrepreneurial skills demand according to representatives from the sector– Mobile report will have a form of interactive resource which will allow for searching and filtering the answers using various criteria (e.g. the user will be able to choose the skill and based on that the methods developing this skill will be presented, or search the skills that are the most demanded on the market by the craft entrepreneurs, etc) and will reveal the most needed skills. It will be also available as mobile app for quick reference from any place via the phone. In addition,to make it more attractive, it will include tips for self-development for educators and learners.

O2: STARTCRAFTS training package – The package will be a collection of tools regarding the main entrepreneurial and soft skills needed by the craft entrepreneurs as identified in the first output.

O3: Market training tool – The market training tool will be an interactive online tool available on the STARTCRAFTS platform, so having the same entrance door as the training course and having as objective to support craft learners to simulate their business idea in a real based market context.

O4: Teaching notes for VET trainers – those notes will help to complete the online training with recommendations and pedagogical contents to increase the benefits to the final user


  • Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg – Bruxelles, Belgium (coordinator)
  • KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE – Larisa, Greece
  • CWEP – Rzeszow, Poland
  • Valencia Innohub – Valencia, Spain
  • Markeut Skills – Picassent Valencia, Spain
  • Smooland – Lucca, Italy
  • WICI – Bełchatów, Poland
  • Center for Social Innovation Ltd – Nicosia, Cyprus