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Importance of skilled crafts and trades


What are skilled crafts? What is tradition? What are traditional skilled crafts? What is sustainability in skilled crafts? - All these questions will be explained and discussed during keynote presentations.

UNESCO - Study

The aim is to underline the importance and significance of traditional crafts with their comprehensive dual training up to the master craftsman's examination as a living and intangible cultural asset of Austria and to illustrate their cultural and economic significance in concrete terms.


Not only as a sustainable response to the mass production of global markets and exuberant consumption, but also with regard to a meaningful and promising range of training and careers for future generations, it is necessary to present traditional skilled crafts in their entirety and attractiveness in a contemporary manner.