The work in the CraftsMatch Project is planned in accordance with the Asia Invest Programme 2006-2007 guidelines and in order to ensure that the stated goals are accomplished effectively within the defined time and resource constraints. CraftsMatch is planned to be carried out within a period of 24 months.

In order to achieve the objectives of the CraftsMatch Project, work has been divided into the following workpackages:

Workpackage 1: Preparatory Activities
Workpackage 2: Matchmaking Activities
Workpackage 3: Dissemination and Evaluation Activities
Workpackage 4: Management Activities

The main actions planned are the following:

Preparation and Organization of 3 Matchmaking Events in Thailand, Cambodia and Germany
Setting-up and operation of IT-assisted Virtual Crafts Incubators in Laos, Cambodia and Sri Lanka
Creation of a state-of-the-art IT Platform especially designed for crafts SMEs and professionals in the crafts sector to allow them to retrieve information, support networking, exchange of experience and engage in business-related value added activities