Project overview
Creative entrepreneurship in ceramic regions – developing,
educating, encouraging

Ceramics are deeply rooted in our daily lives and quality products rely on creative designers that understand the materials and its functionalities. Central European regions have long-standing traditions and up-to-date knowledge in this field and offer entrepreneurial opportunities to many small and medium sized companies (SMEs). The CerDee project established a CCI network of knowledge institutes, SMEs, regions and a network of museums. The Project Partners created a joint knowledge pool by assessing and mapping existing knowledge, approaches and economic potential of the sector. We developed cooperative and EU-wide applicable trainings and education outreach activities for boosting entrepreneurial skills and the new knowledge base to regional creative SMEs. All activities are strongly supported and facilitated by up-to-date IT-tools to boost accessibility, skills development and marketing. A key output is the platform Ceramics in Europe that works as a knowledge, marketing and cooperation hub  for the central European ceramic CCI.

Ceramics in Europe

Ceramics in Europe is a platform which enables creative ceramists to learn skills, share ideas and aspire to be entrepreneurs.
This platform is a major output from project CerDee


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Key Output

CerDee has published the stakeholders database map of the program region. As a deliverable output of the project now it is possible to navigate our database through project countries, regions and city wise. The map is located on our website Ceramics in Europe. To have the interactive experience visit

Ceramist Database

(c) ceramist database in ceramics in europe platform


CIE Teaser Video 

A short video about platform Ceramics in Europe

Teaser Video

Key Outputs






mapping tool



Key outputs_publications_brochures_press releases

News & Updates

August 2021



In August the Porzellanikon organised their ‘1st Porzellanmarkt in Hohenberg. It was a successful event with a thousand of guests. 

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June 2021

Project Progress

Mid-term Brochure

The Second brochure of CerDee is published now to give an overview of the project progress and the
achieved results.


MARCH 2022


Platform CIE demonstration

During the Final congress held in March 2022, TU Ilmenau presented the results and functionality of the platform Ceramics in Europe. The interactive workshop was also streamed directly through Porzellanikon's YouTube channel. Audience were given a QR code to visit the site and give their feedbacks

october 2021

Marketing Activities


Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan visited the ‘Keramikfachschule Landshut’ for a workshop regarding marketing activities in real business in the future. Around 20 students took part at an informational afternoon. 

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June 2021



The National Museum of Slovenia in collaboration with his associated partner Pottery Atelier SEM, has successfully completed a 7-day creative workshop.

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Project at a glance










Project Brochure

The Brochure interprets the vision and action plans of the project, as well as lists the target subjects who will benefit from CerDee.

You can download the project brochure below.

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German »

march 2022

final congress

CerDee Final Congress

On March 24th the final congress of CereDee took place in Porzellanikon, Selb. In this two-part congress, the first half started with a press conference transitioning into a general conference with workshops for stakeholders. All project members celebrated the Final Conference of the CerDee EU project together at a final conference with subsequent workshops.

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Project Partners

CerDee has eight project partners in the following countries:

Partner Information

Lead Partner

porzellanikon in hohenberg

The Porzellanikon – Staatliche Museum für Porzellan Hohenberg a.d. Eger / Selb was founded in 1982 and is now Europe's biggest specialized museum on the subject of porcelain. Experienced in European project management Porzellanikon will be lead partner of the project, responsible for the management and smooth procedure.

project partner

Museum of ceramics in Boleslawiec

With more than 6000 objects the museum owns the biggest and most important collection of Bolesławiec ceramics in the world. The Museum of Ceramics in Boleslawiec will provide important objects and documents regarding the ceramic history of the region to be degitalised and provided this to the whole ceramics creative industry.

project partner

international museum of ceramics in faenza

The International Museum of Ceramics has experience in the management of the cultural
heritage throughout its long lasting activities concerning ceramics. The Foundation MIC has deep relations with economical and technical
institutions that take care of ceramics at different levels.

project partner

New Design University Privatuniversität GesmbH

The New Design University was accredited as a private university in 2004. NDU brings in experience in the development and implementation of innovative, tertiary education formats in the context of design, craft and business.

project partner

National museum of slovenia

National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest museum in Slovenia, established in 1821. National Museum of Slovenia has extensive experiences with inventorying and documentation of ceramics and historical sources. We expect great benefits, especially insight int other databases (system, technology, program, information, structure).

project partner

Technische Universität Ilmenau

TU Ilmenau’s research profile contains engineering, natural sciences, economics, and media. The main task of TU Ilmenau is to provide all partners, stakeholders and the public with relevant information on the project (external communication) TU Ilmenau will serve as the information hub to connect all partners and to guarantee the flow of information.

project partner

University of west bohemia

University of West Bohemia is the only public institution of higher education based in Pilsen Region. UWB will cooperate with the partners at the relevant activities. UWB will be responsible for the project activities in CZ/Karlovy Vary region in co-operation with assotiated partners. 

project partner

tourist and culture board kranj

The main field of the tourist and culture board Kranj is culture and tourism. They are responsible for research of possible stakeholders, partners, entrepreneurs, policies, strategies and good practices in Slovenia. Another task is communicating and presenting results to public and stakeholders.

Associated Partners

bayern design GmbH

City of Selb

Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza - Contamination Lab

ISIA Superior Institute for the Artistic Industry

Karlovy Vary Region

NETZWERK Digitales Gründerzentrum GmbH

Rosenthal GmbH


Faenza Town Administration

Handicraft Confederation of Ravenna province

Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern Akademie für Gestaltung und Design

Meissen Porzellan-Stiftung GmbH

Regional Chamber of Commerce of Karlovy Vary Region

The Pottery Atelier of Slovene Ethnographic Museum

Project duration of Cerdee

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