Actions implemented in the scope of Castelo Branco's Candidature to UNESCO's Creative Cities Network, in the Handicraft and Popular Arts Category:

  • Children's book with a pedagogical game about the Castelo Branco Embroidery theme, presented on February 06, 2023;

  • Professional qualification with a training action taking place at Fábrica da Criatividade, during working hours, aimed at unemployed people. It started on 03/03/2023 and ends on 26/09/2023, with an internship at the Embroidery Interpretation Center. Another certified training course is planned to start in May 2023, in an after-labor schedule, aimed at working people and operating as a pilot project in the parish of Alcains, municipality of Castelo Branco;

  • Protocol developed between the Castelo Branco City Hall, the University of Beira Interior and the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco for the development of a joint project called "Design Tradition and Innovation - DeTI" which involves the students, the embroiderers and the Castelo Branco Embroidery (in validation phase);

  • Symposium held on February 6th in the Castelo Branco Municipal Library;

  • I Encontro Internacional de Cidades Criativas e Desenvolvimento Sustentável, held from April 12th to 15th at the Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Castelo Branco;

  • Jornadas Os Bordados Tradicionais - Criatividade e Inovação, held on April 26th at Fábrica da Criatividade;

  • Promotional Video about the Castelo Branco Embroidery;

  • Website promoting the Candidature of Castelo Branco to UNESCO's Creative Cities Network with the embroidery of Castelo Branco;

  • Photographic exhibition called "Do Bicho-da-Seda ao Bordado de Castelo Branco" (From Silkworm to Castelo Branco Embroidery). To allow the entire population of the municipality of Castelo Branco access to this exhibition, its itinerancy through the various parishes was programmed. It is intended to remain on display for a month in each of the parishes, in a place to be designated by the respective parish councils, with the assembly and collection of panels being the responsibility of the Municipality of Castelo Branco;

  • Inventory of embroiderers in the district of Castelo Branco (in conclusion phase in the remaining districts);

  • Photographic collection in order to integrate the "Know-how Program" with Castelo Branco's embroidery, the linen and silk produced in a handmade way. The program is based on four purposes: preservation, professional training, capacity building, and promotion (nearing completion);

  • Application of the Castelo Branco Embroidery to the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Direção Geral do Património Cultural (in conclusion phase);

  • In the scope of the AccessTur - Centro de Portugal project and in partnership with ACAPO, two inclusive panels were made available at the Embroidery Interpretation Center and at the Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum. This project is based on the promotion of accessible tourism and social inclusion. It is promoted by Accessible Portugal with the support of the Tourism Entity of the Center and its Intermunicipal Communities that compose the territory through: qualification of the tourist offer; qualification of the tourist demand; demystification of prejudices and stereotypes about people with disabilities or any special needs; development of the tourist potential of the center region;