The partners

The partners of the Mediterranean Diet Route
will found an European Association on Mediterranean Diet
comes from 7 countries
(Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greek, Cyprus, Slovania and Croazia)

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has had the initial idea to create an association on Mediterranean Diet.
The philosophy of this cooperative we would like to spread in the reality of South Tyrol is:

– A philosophy of networks and relationships (CSI means cluster and social innovation) in the light of social innovation that linking normal and disabled people disrupts our habits and pushes us towards the use of “lateral thinking “.
– Uses technology to:

  • overcome cultural barriers (language, access to culture ..)
  • overcome barriers both physical and operational (special mouses voice commands, computer integrated in the environment, RFID, etc.).
  • Deliver the logic of “slow motion”

EUROPOLE – I.C. Lorenzi Polo Europeo della Conoscenza

is a public body with more than 4000 educational Instutions at National level, it is a public body no profit with 20 years of European Projects. It is member of 2 European Networks (Netq6 Primedia ) and coordinates the TTTNET Comenius Network. It is also member of 2 National networks ( school of Robotics and Special needs teachers) and partner of a Horizon 2020 project about serious games. The Europole network makes since 1997 lessons, workshops, conferences and in -service training courses for teachers on MD and the teacher involved in this project works in one of the most important Catering school of Italy “ Institute Luigi Carnacina.bandiera cipro

Museum of food in Cyprus”

has a web site that a) Support local food & drink industry with selected quality products made from ingredients produced by local farmers b) Focuses on products that share the common characteristics of Mediterranean products i.e. made by genuine, natural ingredients using simple and traditional processes in relatively small but carefully managed production units, offering a healthy alternative to the mass produced food creations of the giant multinationals c) Aim of providing a gateway for Cypriot processors and manufacturers to promote their products in world markets, because Cyprus food and drinks industry is a tiny player in the global food marketplace and as such suffers from the lack of adequate promotional funds in making its products known to consumers around the world. It’s one of the best museum of food web site in Europe (all the other has only a page with little information).bandiera_della_croazia


has finished in 2011 a project ( on Public health impact of long-term, low-level mixed element exposure in susceptible population strata. Staffan Skerfving of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has coordinated this research project during the period 2006-2011 (5 1/2 years). PHIME received 13.4 MEUR from the EU to finance the work. PHIME had 39 partners in 22 countries, mainly in Europe, but also in Morocco, Ecuador, China, the Seychelles and Bangladesh. The background was a renewed interest in toxic metals, due to a growing awareness that the exposure in the general population in Europe and elsewhere is at levels with potential to cause toxic effects in susceptible individuals. Such exposures may have a role in the etiology of common clinical diseases, as well as sub-clinical effects, which may be serious for the society.Flag_of_Spain.svg


works for the research and dissemination of the benefits that the Mediterranean Diet brings to the health and the welfare of the population. Its aim is also to promote and safeguard the socio-economic and agro business model that defines the Mediterranean Diet as a lifestyle. The board of FDM consists of a group of food companies and various public institutions among which to outline the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain (MAGRAMA), the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment (DAAM) of the Ministry of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council. The entity promotes healthy lifestyles among society, among which to outline the support and technical coordination of the candidacy of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO nomination in 2010 and ratified in 2013).grecia 1



is recorgnized by several authorities in all the Mediterranean and European countries and is since 2002 an attraction center for scientific, cultural and entrepreneurial partnerships and for activities around the olive tree, through its large network. The Foundation is turned to intercultural dialogue within and beyond the Mediterranean, sustainable development in olive producing regions and sensitizing young people on the values of the olive tree. Its program for the next years is rich in proposals that are being organised or implemented. Now has decided to enlarge the experience of oil to other food and participate to MDR project.

Hellenic National Commission of Unesco

works on MATERIAL CULTURAL HERITAGE: -This concept includes vivid expressions and traditions of countless groups and communities worldwide, which have inherited from their ancestors and transmit to their descendants, in most cases by word of mouth. In recent years the preservation of intangible heritage has become one of the priorities of international cooperation thanks to UNESCO’s leading role in the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage.bandieraPortogallo


organises series of meetings with the objective to:
Analyse the potential of the traditional product of regional origin   (Specificity, demand, reputation, production volume, production structure).
promote the quality (democratic   integration of representatives from   all relevant links in   the production chain, identification of   leaders of the grouping process, work with already existing producers’ associations).
Collective definition of objectives   (economic objectives: to protect the   traditional name of   the product, differentiate the product, maintain an extensive production system, penetrate   new markets, increase   income for primary   producers; non-economic objectives: to maintain tradition, biodiversity, combat bio piracy, add value to the territory; legal objectives: obtain geographical indication,   collective mark, certification mark)slovenia


has made various projects:

– Local action group “Obsotelje and Kozjansko” – Programme: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD 2008)
– Development vision of the LAG “Obsotelje and Kozjansko” 2007-2013 is to connect local communities, support institutions, Local/regional/European companies, farmers, associations, individuals and others to achieve common goals: Creation of conditions for development of entrepreneurship, Increase the tourism recognisability of the area, Retain the rural area “alive” provide better conditions for living in the rural area, Retain the natural heritage and the identity of Obsotelje and Kozjansko.
– Wine-Culture-Cuisine – experience the wine roads Programme: Operational Programme Slovenia-Austria 2007-will enrich and connect the tourist offer of the wine roads of the Slovene-Austrian cross-border area


has done a project “ Connect SME supports the cross-border co-operation of small and medium-sized enterprises in the cross-border region Carinthia Gorenjsko, Savinjsko-Šaleška and Carinthia region” for a better cooperation of major urban centres such as Klagenfurt, Villach, Kranj, Velenje and Dravograd. The expected economic impact of the strengthened economic cooperation is the creation of new jobs and improved cooperation at the regional level. The project aims also at increasing innovation and research to strengthen the integration of rural areas and improve the competitiveness of business locations.

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