Enhancing adult education to promote upcycling based on Creative Artistic Crafts

E-CRAFTS  focuses on the education and training of adults with fewer opportunities, in order for them to develop new competencies regarding sustainability and well-being, through Arts and Crafts activities. The project aims to contribute to the empowerment of adults with tools to promote Creativity in the search for innovative solutions, in response to the current challenges of environmental preservation, inter-sectoral cooperation, preservation of knowledge and cultural heritage, while promoting social inclusion and the well-being of people.


Objective 1

Enhancing the cultural heritage of people and local communities at the level of trades and crafts.

Objective 2

Promoting the artists and art as a way of valuing vulnerable adults, local culture, and the reuse of products through upcycling. 

Objective 3

Developing innovative educational proposals that promote upcycling.

Objective 4

Promoting the social, emotional, and mental well-being of people as well as the valorization of culture and their knowledge. 

Objective 5

Sharing different local cultures, in the European context affected by the economic and health crisis.


The project activities involve the transmission of knowledge, techniques and materials by the artists/artisans to the other beneficiaries, according to the premises of active, experiential and intergenerational learning, privileging two forms of interaction: the face-to-face and virtual one.



A handbook with methodological guidelines for adult education, adapted to vulnerable adults such as the elderly, people with disabilities and migrants, based on upcycling workshops.  


A toolkit with educational video tutorials guiding do-it-yourself upcycling activities in the context of adult education. 


A sustainability plan that consists in outlining a future plan on sustainability and entrepreneurship for the multiple stakeholders involved.


E-Crafts – (up)Cycling arts and crafts to create new value

E-Crafts – (up)Cycling arts and crafts to create new value

In the 15th of February 2023, the partner CEIPES host the Italian Multiplier Event in Palermo to present the process, the results, and the sustainability of the project (2020-1-PT01-KA227-ADU-094892). It has been a moment of sharing, acknowledgement, and awareness...

Where everything started: the last consortium meeting

Where everything started: the last consortium meeting

Between 12 and 13 of January, the E-Crafts consortium – ASPAYM, CEIPES, Rosto Solidario – met one last time in Santa Maria da Feira at Rosto Solidario headquarters to harmonise the finalisation of the project (2020-1-PT01-KA227-ADU-094892). Everything is set now to...

Luís Balão, Fashion Accessories Designer

Luís Balão, Fashion Accessories Designer

Have you imaged to use trash to create luxury fashion accessories? It has been the role of our artist!  Through one of its most celebrated initiatives, the E-Crafts project, Rosto Solidário had the privilege of meeting one of the most captivating personalities of this...