Co-Creation Model: Tell us about your main strategic partners and how the partnership truly create value. For each Partner please include its type (business/social/public), its name, a short description, its key motivation to participate in the co-creation project, and the key contributions it is making in the co-creation project. Please follow the format displayed below:
-Gjirokastra Conservation and Development Organisation
-The Gjirokastra Conservation and Development Organization (GCDO) is an Albanian Non Government Organisation.Established in 2001, its mission is to conserve, revitalize and promote the historic city of Gjirokastra. The GCDO is funded by the Packard Humanities Institute and is a sister organisation of the International Center for Albanian Archaeology
-The GCDO is really interested in the cultural and heritage part. The handicraft sector is part of the Albanian culture and this project will contribute to save and inherit it to the Albanian youth.
-Drande Stani is one the master artisans in Shkodra. She has a long experience in the handicraft sector, specially hand-loom carpets. She has her own business now, self-employed, had employed other women as well and she is a good example of success in the handicraft sector.
-Drande has convert her passion for handicraft work in a profitable profession. She wants this beautiful tradition to live and be transmitted to the next generation.