On March 16, Fundesarte participated in the international seminar on public policies for crafts in João Pessoa, Brazil, with the aim of reflecting on the need and opportunity to build public policies for crafts, without welfare and paternalistic biases, effective and consistent, capable of ensuring decent living and working conditions for those who make crafts their main activity. 

Laura Miguel, head of Fundesarte and vice president of the World Crafts Council Europe, WCC-E, presented the European project CRAFTS CODE , which seeks to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in the craft sector by developing a training framework, policies and lifelong learning activities in collaboration with all stakeholders, as well as improving the implementation of regional development policies and programs that support SMEs at all stages of their life cycle to encourage and boost their growth and promote innovation. 

This seminar was part of the programming of the Creative Cities Summer Festival , an event organized by the João Pessoa city council and which brought together musical, theatrical, dance, popular culture, cinema, literature and visual arts activities in order to integrate the diverse cultural modalities of João Pessoa with the Brazilian cities that have the UNESCO Creative Cities seal . The event was organized by the João Pessoa Cultural Foundation (FUNJOPE), UNESCO Creative Cities, the Secretary of Economic Development and Labor (Sedest) and the João Pessoa City Council in collaboration with the Brazilian Micro and Small Support Service. Business (SEBRAE), the UNINASSAU university , the Government of Paraíba and FIEP .