Parquet Work Camp
The Parquet Work Camp was one of many special attractions for the skilled trades at DOMOTEX 2020. Located in Hall 13 at Treffpunkt Handwerk (the skilled trades corner), the Parquet Work Camp, with its many different live activities, presented itself as a promising non-profit initiative to attract and promote young European parquet craftspeople.
Here we go again! The Workcamp-Parquet starts in the Czech Republic
The Workcamp Parquet – a partner of DOMOTEX - starts with a restoration in Chateau Vizovice (CZ) at the end of August.
A team of up to 30 international parquet layers and specialists are dedicated to the reconstruction of the old parquet floor and value the use of original techniques as they were used in 1860. The traditional craft is uniquely revived with creativity and the diverse know-how of the participants at this workcamp. Follow the workcamp at: www.workcamp-parquet.cz or https://de-de.facebook.com/workcamp.PARQUET/
For the international newcomers to the parquet trade
The Parquet Work Camp – dedicated to training young people working in the parquet and flooring trade in the spirit of international volunteer activism – is registered in the Czech Republic. However, aspects like intercultural exchange and promotion of the craft are also close to the hearts of the association’s two volunteer founders, Rene Caran and Michaela Reichlova. People who take part in the Parquet Work Camp will also get the opportunity to get to know life, work and leisure in new cultures and engage with peers from around the globe. In the past four years since the Parquet work camp was founded, restoration projects have been launched in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and – most recently – in Poland at Brzeg Castle, with Belgium, Russia, Portugal and Hungary to follow.
DOMOTEX shines international spotlight on Parquet Work Camp
But before these projects take shape, young craftspeople will be getting together on a large demo site at DOMOTEX 2020 in Hannover to really kick up the action with several special events aimed not only at promoting a good cause, but also recruiting young people as well as potential sponsors. This is because the work camps are usually financed by partners from the retail trade and industry, whose contributions help cover the cost of tools and materials as well as overnight accommodations and meals, thus allowing young people to take part in projects against payment of a modest 50-euro fee. In the spirit of intercultural European exchange, the happenings in Hannover are sure to spark interest among potential next-generation parquet layers. But there are naturally also experienced master craftspeople involved in supporting every project. At DOMOTEX 2020, visitors from around the globe can not only get an up-close look at what the Parquet Work Camp is about, but also learn more about the network of European parquet colleagues that has already arisen from the camp’s activities. This makes DOMOTEX 2020 the ideal venue for any prospective parquet layer who wants to generate new contacts and gather experience with international peers. From Friday, 10 January, to Sunday, 12 January, the Parquet Work Camp at Treffpunkt Handwerk in Hall 13 will be providing a rich program of entertaining shows and valuable orientation on making the best possible use of materials and machinery.
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