During the suspension of the project caused by the pandemic, the project team implemented 8 online workshops where the participants were artisans and small business owners:
07.04.2020, “Practical training – How to open an e-shop on craftart4you, and how to manage it?” (14 participants)
20.04.2020, “How to get direction for action?” (14 participants)
26.04.2020, “Introduction to the next steps in the promotion of the e-shop and guidelines for completing the profiles of craftsmen who have opened their own shops on craftart4you.com” (10 participants)
27.04.2020, “How to work effectively online?” (11 participants)
18.05.2020, “How to get to a successful project? – Applying project approach to work” (20 participants)
06.06.2020, “Project management practices-How to get to a successful project?” (16 participants)
14.06.2020, “How to manage cash and liquidity in business?” (9 participants)
28.06.2020, “Basic principles of internet promotion and sales-How to attract buyers to e-shop?” (10 participants)
Artisans of the Gjilan and Skopje Region, will have the opportunity to sell their products online, through the webside and personal Electronic Store, created as a result of the Kosovo-Macedonia Cross-Border Program: “Building competition through cooperation and innovation: Entry into export markets for handicraft products “, a project funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo.
There are dozens of handicraft products, handicrafts from the traditions of the Gjilan and Skopje Region, already published on the online platform, which await the evaluation and interest of customers.
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.
We are pleased to invite you to our ONLINE BAZAAR „Craft art for you – Craft art beyond borders”, as part of the project „Building competitiveness through cooperation and innovation: Accessing export markets for handicraft products’’, a project funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo. The Final event will be organized via the online conferencing Zoom platform, on 15.10.2020 (Thursday) starting at 10:00h until 11:30h.
The fourth meeting of the Joint network coordination committee for artisans from the border regions of North Macedonia and Kosovo was held on September 22nd. Considering the situation with Covid-19, the meeting was not physically held but via the online conferencing Zoom platform. Representatives of the local self-governments regional economic development support bodies, both cooperatives and representatives of artisans from both countries participated in the meeting.
During the meeting it was discuss about:
1. Establishment of Cooperatives through networking of border areas between artisans, associations, artisan chambers, relevant national and local institutions responsible for public policies relevant to the artisans;
2. Key challenges with organizing the Final Joint Bazaar;
3.Presentation of the Web Platform created within the project;
4. Discussion on the key challenges in sustainability of the two cooperatives and the web platform.
No matter that the meeting was held online, the goal was still achieved. The Joint committee members got an idea of the functioning of the web platform and expressed interest and support in strengthening the work of cooperatives. The meeting ended in positive ambience and conclusion that the members of Joint committee will continue to support the cooperatives and the involved artisans.
Cooperative in Kosovo during these days has been working all the time in photographing and shooting our artisan products as well as in the stories of each of them. Through these videos we have tried to tell the stories of each artisan describing their entire journey of handicrafts, their challenges and successes and how our project has helped them get to where they are today. We have also tried to select locations that are special to suit the uniqueness of each of their products. As you can see from these photos during this shoot, all the artisans were very cooperative and interested in making everything go as good as possible.
Sot, në Gjilan, ATRC organizoi panairin e produkteve artizanale, të krijuara në kuadër të projektit ndërkufitar Kosovë-Maqedoni e Veriut: Ndërtimi i konkurences permes inovacionit, i financuar nga Komisioni Evropian.
Zyrtarë komunal nga Gjilani, Kamenica, Vitia dhe Parteshi, me dhjetera artizan nga Regjioni i Gjilanit, perfaqësus të organizatave joqeveritare dhe media, u informuan në lidhje me aktivitetet qe i kanë paraprirë Panairit, kontributin e ATRC në profesionalizmin e produkteve, Platformen Online te shitjes, e cila do të jetë në funksion të plasimit të produkteve në tregun e brendshëm dhe me gjerë, nevojën e bashkëpunimit rajonal me artizanët nga Maqedonia e Veriut etj.
Today in Gjilan was held the Work Shop “Sale through online platform” ,within the Cooperatives regarding the project “Building Competitiveness through Cooperation and Innovation: Accessing export markets for handicraft products”.
The Work Shop “Sale through online platform” aims to strengthen the Cooperative and coordination betwen representatives of the Cooperative and artisans who will be part of the online platform sale.
The following topics were developed in the work shop: Social Media, (facebook & Instagram), Platforms, Video and Photo Formats, Product Packaging.
The project is financed by the European Union, and implemented by ATRC, Creation and Zenith.🇽🇰🇪🇺🇲🇰 #CBC
Sot në Gjilan u mbajt Work Shop “Shitja permes platformes online” në kuadër të Kooperatives se projektit “Ndërtimi i Konkurrencës përmes Bashkëpunimit dhe Inovacionit: Hyrja në tregjet e eksportit për produktet artizanale.
Work Shopi “Shitja përmes platformës online” synon të forcojë Kooperativën dhe koordinimin ndërmjet përfaqësuesve të Kooperativës dhe artizanëve të cilët do të jenë pjesë e shitjes së platformës online.
Temat te cilat u zhvilluan ne Work shop: Media Sociale, (facebook & Instagram), Platformat, Format e Videove dhe Fotove, Paketimi i Produkteve.
Projekti financohet nga Unioni Europian, dhe implementohet nga ATRC, Kreacija dhe Zenith.🇽🇰🇪🇺🇲🇰
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