The fourth and last session was dedicated to The role of CLAY action plans and facilitated by Irene Pettinelli (Resolvo consultant). In this session, CLAY partners commented that the aforementioned pilot action is moving forward (Italy); that a new period of funding is starting, in order to reach out also to individual ceramists (Portugal); that cross sector collaboration will promote the ceramics workshops (Romania) that the sector moved online and now everyone is comfortable with this new solution (Finland); that another call for SMEs will be opened in April 2022 (France).

The meeting ended at 16:30, with the hope among all participants in a brighter future for the art and craft ceramic sector in European countries, believing in the need to cooperate according to the triple helix model, including actors from the industry, public authorities and research institutions, in order to cooperate to find common solutions to common issues.