ACCESS-3DP is a transnational project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The project aims at taking Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) as a new, disruptive technology under the umbrella of Advanced Manufacturing in order to set out frameworks to train and upskill workers in the craft and creative industries.

It is implemented by 5 different organisations in France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

ACCESS-3DP project kicks off

The first transnational meeting of the ACCESS-3DP project took place on the 5th of November, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held online and saw the participation of all five international partners. It was organised by the Chamber of Trades and Crafts of Rhone, who is also the coordinator of the project.

Although some of the partners collaborated already in past project initiatives, the meeting was a first chance to get to know each other’s organisations and to clarify expectations and roles in the ACCESS-3DP project.

Read more about the ACCESS-3DP partners.

On a more operative level, the partners, led by CMA69, discussed the first activities plan and implementation for the next weeks. Each of them will be in charge of contributing to the research and production of the Report on how VET providers can innovate and interconnect creative and traditional-craft industries through 3D printing technology. A first important step towards the definition of the Joint Curriculum.

At the same time, the plans for dissemination and quality assurance were also presented by STP and CETEM. Hence, each partner left the meeting with a clear view of their tasks.

The report is planned to be delivered between March and April 2020. Stay tuned for more information on its development.

Go to the full press release.