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The project Ceramics and its Dimensions is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, as well as by European Ceramic Society (EScerS) and Journal of the European Ceramic Society (JECS) Trust.

Creative Europe

Creative Europe  is a European Union programme (2014 to 2020) which supports transnational cooperation projects involving cultural and creative organisations from different countries taking part in the programme. It aims to improve access to European culture and creative works and to promote innovation and creativity.

Regarding the regulation of the European parliament and of the council, the general objectives of the Programme shall be:

  • to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and to promote Europe's cultural heritage and
  • to strengthen the competitiveness of the European cultural and creative sectors, in particular of the audiovisual sector, with a view to promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

To reach the proposed objectives, the financial envelope consists of 1.46 billion Euros over seven years.

European Ceramic Society

The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) is a non-governmental, non-profit federation of national ceramic societies each representing the ceramists of a member country.

The ECerS was established in 1987 in order to co-ordinate and promote the study of ceramics and in particular:

  • to encourage education, training, and research.
  • to consult with and bring together individuals and representatives of members, research establishments, academic bodies and institutions of governments and other bodies including the Commission of the European Community.
  • to collect, disseminate and exchange information with other organisations.
  • to promote planning, promotion and organisation of conferences and meetings.
  • to procure planning, printing, publication and circulation of technical papers.

Every two years the ECerS organises a general Conference in one of the member countries.

Journal of the European Ceramic Society Trust

The JECS Trust was formally set up in December 2007 to oversee the expenditure of funds passed on to the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) by the Society's Journal and by its publisher, Elsevier.
In its allocation of the Trust's resources, the Board of the Trust aims:

  • to enable the European Ceramic Society to engage in a broad range of activities for the benefit of its membership,
  • to strengthen research and teaching within the subject of ceramics and
  • to maintain and build on the current strong position of the Journal.