09/22/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/22/2018 08:38
Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Poland will implement activities in the frame of the EU project 'Slow Food Central Europe'
The EU project Slow Food Central Europe* will be officially presented to the press in a conference on September22 in Turin (Italy) during Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. The project involves the cities of Krakow (Poland), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Kecskemét (Hungary), Venice (Italy) and Brno (Czech Republic).
At this stage, each city is going to test innovative and community-driven solutions for the promotion of gastronomic heritage in public spaces by launching five pilot actions - which means concrete actions within the Slow Food philosophy aiming at enhancing specific characteristics of the local gastronomy, its roots and cultural heritage.
Here the descriptions for each one:
POLAND - 'Culinary Krakow. Heritage on the plate'
The project creates new touristic destinations through heritagefood and gastronomy to diversify city's tourist offer and encourage to explore new areas of the city. Besides tourists, the project will also target Krakow citizens who are looking for more 'good, clean and fair' ways of living within the city. The project will use different areas of Krakow, especially historical districts, but also other parts identified as interesting from gastronomic heritage point of view (e.g. traditional food markets) as well as the outskirts and metropolitan area. The fact of Krakow being the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture for 2019 will give further impetus to the project. In addition, during Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, culinary presentation of Krakow's gastronomic heritage will be prepared at Terra Madre Kitchen.
The aim of the project is to develop stories and narratives rooted in gastronomic heritage. This will be implemented through a variety of tools, including:
CZECH REPUBLIC - Taste the diversity of South Moravia
The project wants to raise awareness of the importance of South Moravian region's gastronomy heritage among Brno's school children, teachers and the broad public: the aim is to increase their appreciation of the cultural and social aspect of local food, and to increase the involvement of local farmers and artisanal producers in local economy. This will be implemented through a variety of tools, including:
HUNGARY - Flavours and gastronomic experience at Kecskemét Green Market
Kecskemét Green Market is an important public place where farmers and local producers of the region are massively present. The project wants to draw people's attention to the importance of the lasting and traditional values, the significance of consuming high-quality local products, and furthermore to avoid buying genetically modified as well as health and nature destructive imported goods. The aim is to increase the number of customers at the market while local producers and their products will experience greater support and appreciation. This will be implemented through a variety of tools, including:
CROATIA - CITY FEEDERS
The project comprises the organization and launch of a multimedia exhibition dedicated to gastro-cultural heritage of the Dubrovnik area (the territory of the former Republic of Dubrovnik). The aim of the exhibition is to draw attention of the wider public to a vast cultural treasure, which has been under-valorised, and it has almost perished. This will be implemented through a variety of tools, including:
ITALY - Venice APPetite: Taste and heritage of the Lagoon.
The objective of the project is the valorisation and safeguard of the Lagoon Gastronomic Cultural Heritage through the creation of extensive discovery routes addressed to inhabitants, students, and tourists that will focus on the specificities of Venetian products and cuisine. This will be implemented through a variety of tools, including:
*The EU project 'SLOW FOOD - CE: Culture, Heritage, Identity, and Food' is financed by EU program Interreg Central Europe, which supports cooperation between the regions of Central Europe, and has a duration of 3 years - from 1 June 2017 to 31 May 2020. The project intends to involve public and private actors in 5 cities of Central Europe (Venice, Dubrovnik, Brno, Krakow and Kecskemét) to build and share a common methodology for the identification of the resources of intangible cultural heritage related to food and to develop a model able to protect and enhance traditional foods and their production.
For more information, please contact:
Slow Food International
[email protected], +39 0172 419 645
Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers, and academics in over 160 countries.