Biennale Europea d'Arte Fabbrile di Stia

European Partners

RING “Ring of the European Cities of Iron Works”

Since 2003, the Stia Biennial has been part of the “Ring of the European Cities of Iron Works”, an association that brings together the most important European exhibitions and experiences in the field of wrought iron in order to promote and protect this ancient art form.

A true iron pact that was founded on 16 June 2001 at the meeting in Olbernhau between the cities of Kolbermoor (D), Gniew (PL), Mynämäki; (FIN), Olbernhau (D), St. Clair sur Epte (F), Stolberg (D), Ybbsitz (A).

The following cities currently belong to the association: Acireale (I), Arles-sur-Tech (F), Bad Hall (A), Bienno (I), Campdevanol (E), Donetsk (UA), Eisenstadt Friesoythe (D), Ivano Frankivsk (UA), Kolbermoor (D), Kupferstadt Stolberg (D), Lipnik nad Becvou (CZ), Mynämäki (S), Olbernhau (D), Oude-IJsselstreek (NL), Ovre Eiker (N), Pratovecchio Stia (I), Ulyanovsk (RUS), Ybbsitz (A).

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EIA “European Iron Academy”

Logo EIA

We are proud to announce that since January 2016, the Stia Biennial has joined, as a partner of a European team made up of five other nations, the Erasmus+ European Project for the creation of the European Iron Academy (EIA), whose aim is to encourage the professional training of highly qualified craftsmen in the field of metalworking. A more structured and continuous training that is able to make them able to keep up with technological developments, to recognise market trends and thus face the world of work with adequate knowledge and high professionalism.

The European Iron Academy aspires to be a transnational training agency, which aims to develop the skills and competences of students and teachers, blacksmiths and metal designers.

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