SKIVRE partners offer seminars with SKIVRE training materials

The SKIVRE project ended successfully on 28 February 2021 and the following materials are now available free of charge:

The SKIVRE training modules are the central part of the e-learning platform.  They are available in English, Bulgarian, German, and Greek language and cover the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Marketing Strategies

Module 3: Monastic products

Module 4: Selling monastic products authentically

Module 5: Distribution channels

Module 6: Communication and social media

Module 7: Adding value through networks

Module 8: Creating a strong brand

Module 9: Financing strategies

Module 10: Sustainability aspects

The SKIVRE training modules have been certified by the Centre for Scientific Further Education of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus. The modules were subjected to a pedagogical-didactic review under the aspects of vocational training as a self-learning course as well as a multi-modular course offered by training providers.

Good Practices: The SKIVRE team has identified, evaluated, and described a total of 31 so-called “good examples” on European monastic products. They are intended to inspire and motivate employees, monks and nuns in European monasteries to successfully develop and market monastic products.

The selection criteria for the Good Practices were based on training needs. Thus, the corresponding examples are assigned to the individual SKIVRE training topics in order to illustrate the training contents. In this way, examples are made accessible to interested parties and potential customers – they become a European model and thus promote the monastery in which they were developed and are marketed today. They are available in English, Bulgarian, German and Greek language.

Eight good examples are presented in short videos (in English): . For these videos an own YouTube channel was created in order to give quick access: .

The eTraining platform is a multi-functional instrument and virtual learning environment where our target groups as users will be able to find the training material, participate in learning activities, use assessment tools and communicate with trainers or other learners depending on the training scenario. Two training scenarios are supported: a) the self-learning scenario, under which users are able to learn without any trainer, b) the blended scenario, under which the online platform supports face to face trainings. The training platform also supports the multi-lingual approach.

Implementation Guide: The SKIVRE Implementation Guide is a guide book for marketing monastic products. The purpose is to give advice for representatives of monasteries and their stakeholders on local and regional level how to create a “marketable product” out of existing products or how to develop new ones. The Implementation Guide is available in four European languages: English, Bulgarian, German and Greek.

Historic Crafts of Monasteries and their Social Entrepreneurship Potential:  This publication describes how monastic products are based on historic craftsmanship and in many respects meet current trends and requirements for purity, sustainability and responsible action. They also offer great opportunities for social entrepreneurship. This publication highlights these trends and opportunities. It gives learners background knowledge, shows the potential of social entrepreneurship to business development institutions and also addresses aspects of regional development in which monasteries can play a role as motors and catalysts. The publication is available in English, Bulgarian, German and Greek language.

SKIVRE partners give training courses and support

In Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, and Austria, SKIVRE partners are offering workshops for monasteries that want to learn more and use the training materials to qualify for the successful development, production, and distribution of monastic products. In many other European countries, this can be offered through the SKIVRE partner Future for Religious Heritage and its network.

The workshops are technically organised through the SKIVRE training platform. They can take place as training events in the monasteries themselves, at regional business development institutions, or as online training. For each training module, one training day is scheduled for face-to-face events. Online training workshops are split into two half days or 3 units per day per training module.

Please use the following addresses for enquiries:

Austria: office(at)

Bulgaria: info(at)

Germany: skivre(at)

Greece: info(at)

Europe-wide: info(at)

Please don’t hesitate to contact any SKIVRE partner in case of questions!

(Title picture: Pixabay CC)

Please follow and like us: