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Project PLUSTEX Dissemination Conference


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Innovative Experiences in Europe

Project PLUSTEX dissemination conference

28th November – Prato Textile Museum

Within the activities of Project PLUSTEX (Policy Learning to Unlock Skills in the Textile sector), Municipality of Prato, Project Lead partner, in collaboration with Prato Textile Museum (communication and dissemination coordinator) is organizing on next 28th November “Distretto 2020 – Experiences of Innovation in Europe” a conference to introduce to institutions, companies and local stakeholders of Prato area, a selection of good practices successfully operating in the European textile and clothing sector.

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Municipality of Prato

PLUSTEX (Policy Learning to Unlock Skills in the Textile sector) is a three year project (2012/2014) co-financed by the Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC through the European Regional Development Fund, resulted from the will to provide a positive impulse to T&AC sector through the exchange of good practices related to specific local and regional policies developed over the territories involved.

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“Distretto 2020 – Experiences of Innovation in Europe” would be an opportunity to present interesting not for profit experiences operating in T&C sector like social enterprise Fashion Enter is, specially focusing on its activities such as highly specialised support for designers, education and training services (e.g. Stitching Academy).

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In detail, Fashion Enter with its Stitching Academy, The Factory and next expanding in 2015 promoting a specific technical offer, is deeply relevant to Project PLUSTEX aims, particularly in relation to the research of active realities within the “Foster eco-innovation and social responsibility in the T&C industry” policy theme: it demonstrates a wide vision in the approach to enabling local young people without academic qualifications to gain in-demand skills, and in the way it works with the skills agencies to educate on the range of careers available within the fashion manufacturing, design and quality control sector.


A success experience that has become a centre of excellence for learning, services and development that can be an example for Prato district and its textile companies as well as an opportunity of contact and collaboration for the future.





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