A new three-year project in the framework of EU's Erasmus+ program, entitled “High-End Shoe (HES) - Innovative Training for Luxury Footwear Manufacturing,” aims to train footwear technicians and designers for the luxury footwear industry. The kick-off meeting of the project took place on Jan. 22-23 in S. Joao da Madeira, Portugal, at the premises of the Portuguese Footwear Technology Center (CTCP).