World Crafts Council Europe

Norwegian Crafts is a member of the organisation World Crafts Council Europe

The World Crafts Council (WCC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. Its purpose is to strengthen the status of crafts as a vital part of cultural and economic life, to promote fellowship among the craftspersons of the world, to offer them encouragement, help, advice and foster economic development through income generating activities. The World Crafts Council was founded in 1964, and is recognised by UNESCO.

The World Crafts Council has five regional branches, one for each of the continents: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Norwegian Crafts is a board member of the World Crafts Council Europe. 

Initiatives of the World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) include:
- WCC-Europe Award for Contemporary Crafts (annually since 1992)
- European Prize for Applied Arts (since 2009, in co-operation with WCC-Belgium-Francophone)
- Annual General Assemblies
Craft Cities
- Representation at craft fairs, exhibitions and trade events

WCCE board at General Assembly in Florence

Regional European President 2016-2020
Louise Allen - Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Ireland

WCCE board
Louise Allen - Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Ireland
Elisa Guidi, Artex- Centre for Artistic & Traditional Handicrafts in Tuscany, Italy
Aude Tahon, Ateliers d'Art de France, France
Laura Miguel Baumann, Fundación EOI - Fundesarte, Spain
Marion Poortvliet, Crafts Council Nederland, the Netherlands

Contact information:
European Secretariat: c/o Design and Crafts Council Ireland
Castle Yard
Kilkenny R95 CAA6
T. +353 56 7761804