Regional Strategies and Action Plans

The Craft Your Future regional strategies and action plans are a direct result of the implementation of the Regional Alliance Set-up toolkit (IO2) which are turned into practice during the project by the establishment of Regional Alliances in all partner regions.

The regional strategy and action plan is a written document outlining the commitments for action of the stakeholders participating in the Craft Your Future Regional Alliance, signed by all parties involved.

The Craft Your Future Regional Alliances have the aim of bringing together likeminded people and organisation defining a strategy that help regions use intangible cultural heritage to increase their attractiveness, boost local economies and build a future based on regional resources.

The regional strategies and action plan are pioneering as they formulate actions that are unique to the specific regions involved in the Craft Your Future project. It entails regional strategies on how new technologies and waste streams can be used to lift traditional crafts to the 21 century demand.

The Craft Your Future project unites educational institutions, students, local authorities, creative centres and (social) businesses in creating a strategy that help regions use intangible cultural heritage to increase their attractiveness, boost local economies and build a future based on regional resources. The Craft Your Future strategy is founded on the vision that young people are the source of tomorrows economy and therefore need to be in the lead in designing future strategies for regions.

The strategies and accompanying individual action plans will be developed by the respective regional alliances (see IO2 – Craft your Future – Regional Alliance set-up toolkit) being the Craft Your Future partners and the regional alliance stakeholders together.

The regional strategy and action plan is a written document outlining the commitments for action of the stakeholders participating in the Craft Your Future Regional Alliance, signed by all parties involved. Aim of these documents is to gain the commitment of the regional stakeholders by signing a joint “Communiqué and Action Plan” document for the respective region, guaranteeing impact and sustainability beyond the Craft Your Future project lifespan.

Three separate documents will be produced, one relating to the Friesland region (NL), one to the Central Bulgaria region (BG), and one to the Valencia region (ES). The Craft Your Future regional strategies and action plans can be used as best practise and transferred to other regions. They will be shared widely with other schools.