Northern Crafts ID: Identity Development of Northern Crafts

Northern Crafts ID aims to increase the role of craftsmen in the cross-border economic development in the CBC Karelia programme area. 

Project news

The project «Identity Development of Northern Crafts: Northern Crafts ID» is selected by ENI CBC Karelia programme under the priority «Growing cross-border business cooperation» and will be implemented from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2022. The project aims to improve capacity and increase possibility to start and develop handicrafts related business as well as boost the role of craftsmen in the cross-border economic development of the Republic of Karelia in Russia and Northern Karelia and North Ostrobothnia in Finland. Project is led by the Association of Ethnocultural Centres and Heritage Organizations ECHO, other partners are University of Eastern Finland and Finland - Russia - society on the Finnish side, and tourist company «Karelika» and Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples and Civic Diplomacy «Young Karelia» on the Russian side.

Association of Ethnocultural Centres and Heritage Organizations "ECHO" (lead partner)
Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples and Civic Diplomacy "Young Karelia"
Karelika Ltd

Svetlana Kolchurina, project leader, etnoecho@gmail.com, +7 921 453 03 14 
Aleksei Tsykarev, project coordinator, alexey.tsykarev@gmail.com, +7 921 220 00 58
Alina Chuburova, project secretary, alina.4uburova@gmail.com, +7 921 013 82 13
Elena Bagaeva, director in Karelika Ltd, info@karelika.ru, +7 8142 57 10 89

University of Eastern Finland / Centre for Training and Development "Aducate"

Sanna Iskanius, project leader, sanna.iskanius@uef.fi, tel. +358 50 382 3801 
Kirsti Malkamäki, project expert, kirsti.malkamaki@uef.fi, tel. + 358 50 436 1227 
Senni Pykäläinen, project secretary, senni.pykalainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 50 597 3936 

Finland - Russia society

Mervi Väisänen, project coordinator, mervi.vaisanen@venajaseura.com, tel. +358 40 192 2447 

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