Co-working in Rural Areas to prepare young people for Future Trends

Leveraging on the lessons learned during the successful implementation of the Erasmus+ initiative “Youth reworking rural, the aim of CRAFT is to take the most of a number of real and perceived advantages which may attract young people (18-25 years old) to live in/stay in EU rural areas, thus promoting entrepreneurship among young people in those territories by providing them the fundamentals to setup – within reconverted empty spaces – collaborative working environments. These will be hinged on some of the key trends affecting the future labour market, namely the demographic, climate and technological changes – as for the results of “Future Time Traveller” Erasmus+ project.


The core idea is to make those co-working spots act as future skills’ propulsor engines rather than as aseptic work hangouts, around 3 sectors which are crucial towards the pursue of the European smart, sustainable and inclusive development: (1) personal care and health-related jobs and services; (2) green economy; (3) science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics STE(A)M.


The results:

– Training program for builders of future-looking collaborative work environments in rural areas;

– Educational 3D virtual world (called CRAFT VW Platform).


The project has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The project will be implemented by a complementary partnership composed by 7 organisations from 7 EU countries.


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