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"Building competitiveness through cooperation and innovation: Accessing export markets for handicraft products"

Online bazaar “Craft art for you – Craft art beyond borders”

On October 15th it was held the final online bazaar “Craft art for you – Craft art beyond borders” as part of the Kosovo-North Macedonia Cross-Border Program in the framework of the project “Building competitiveness through cooperation and innovation: Accessing export markets for handicraft products”, project funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo and  implemented by Creation, Zenith and ATRC.
Artisans from Kosovo and North Macedonia, members of the Joint committee that include representatives of local self-governments and regional development bodies on both sides of the border and other stakeholders participated in the online bazaar.

Highlights of the online bazaar:

1.The event promoted the ways of sustainability of project results and online selling opportunities by web site http://craftexport.net/ and the e-shop http://craftart4you.com/

2.Video stories on artisans from the cross-border network were presented, link from the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN0MDiWJrqI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3BSZx4KMB7y50PddVMmXH7vxcL34Lxf8BH6-bFW6QJTqXcOpFbMqZasT0

3.6 artisans (Danche Naumoska, Katarina Doda, Olga Selivon, Havere Rexhepi, Valbona Selimi and Ermira Bunjaku) had the opportunity to present their products and virtual shops and also gave a brief overview of their experience with project activities;

4.The sustainability of cooperatives in both countries was discussed.

 

The bazaar ended with positive atmosphere, participants were amazed by the design of the web platform and the presentation of the artisans and promised to help in promoting of the e-shop.

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