"Identify, protect, valorise" are the SlowFood-CE three key words.
The project connected public and private actors from five central European cities: Venice (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Brno (Czech Republic), Kecskemét (Hungary) and Krakow (Poland) by creating a replicable model that gives local and traditional food the value it deserves. Thus, the project contributed to increase the capacity of local actors to valorise the intangible heritage of food in line with a vision of integrated economic, environmental and social sustainability.
After building a shared methodology for the identification and promotion of the cultural resources linked to food heritage, a specific pilot project was set up in each city in order to try out innovative solutions for the promotion of local gastronomy to citizens and tourists in different urban spaces.
Finally, the lessons learned over three years of work have been condensed into a common strategy for the sustainable promotion of food heritage which represents a road map for institutions who want to follow a similar path to protect their gastronomic heritage.
The project experiences and tools are available online on the Food Paths Network platform.
A common strategy for the sustainable promotion of food heritage of Central Europe was jointly developed by the partnership. The strategy - available in 6 languages - functions as a roadmap for other cities eager to invest in gastronomic heritage as a tool to integrate economic, environmental and social sustainability.
The partnership developed and tested: