conference recording media

Cultural valorization of rural economies: heritage, gastronomy, entrepreneurship


Host: Municipality of Farkadona, Thessaly, Greece

Thursday, June 24th, 2021, 09.30-19.00 EET

Venue: Farkadona Town Hall and virtual (link to be announced)

Preliminary Programme

8.45-9.30: Registration

9.30-9.35: Welcome by the Mayor of Farkadona

9.35-9.50: Keynote speech 1: M. Gomez Ullate, P. Barrios Manzano, Cultrural+, Integrural and  Learning Villages. 3 Erasmus+ projects for Rural Development through Culture and Cultural Heritage

9.50-10.00 Keynote speech 2: K. Asikis, Leveraging actions focused on local assets, on purpose of achieving well-being: Farkadona, a win-win plan.

Session 1: Territorial development and branding: a stake to win

Chairpersons: M. Gomez Ullate, S. Kyvelou

10.00-10.15: R. M. Holgado Alvarado, R. Pacheco Rubio, Municipality, International Networking, Cultural Heritage and Tourism. The case of Casar de Cáceres

10.15-10.30: H. Martinez Vega, Introduction of Spanish National Rural Network and Regional Antennas Programme. Criteria for Good Practices Collection

10.30-10.45: De la Montana Rojo, T. Fernandez, S. Vasquez, Literary Heritage and Literary Tourism as strategies for sustainable rural development

10.45-11.00:  J.C. Adsuar, F. Manzano-Redondo, J. Morenas-Martín, , M. Díaz Hernández; M. del Carmen Galán Arroyo; J. Rojo-Ramos, Nature tourism in Spain: gender implications and sustainability.

11.00-11.15: A. Prado-Solano, J. C. Dias Casero, How to design a social entrepreneurship program in a rural area: the case of Extremadura.

11.15-11.25 Best practice 1: P. Pantzou, “The Parrhasian Heritage Park in the Peloponnese”

11.25-11.35 Best practice 2: L. Valsecchi, S. Jaffrey-Roberts, S. Hahnhoff, NAMeda Project: Nature, Art and Movement for Personal Development and Social Entrepreneurship for Youth

11.35-11.45: Break

Session2: Cultural heritage and sustainable tourism: valorization, interpretation, communication

Chairpersons: V. Joukes, A. Pirra

11.45-12.00: G. Kolombotsios, Dr. D. Koutsadelis, The wider area of Farkadon from the Prehistory to the Roman times: an overview

12.00-12.15: K. Mantzana, E. Dafi, I. Palla, Historical and Monumental Review of the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments of Farkadona

12.15-12.25: A. Kamara, Pathways To The Past Can Lead To The Future

12.25-12.40:  G.V. Goncalves,  D.B. Pereira,, Touças Medieval Graveyard Project and a Summer Solstice: the dissipation of an abyss between science and the community

12.40-12.55: L. Curveur, L. Rieutort,  Enhancing cultural heritage through digital technology: a lever for the development of fragile rural areas? Feedback from France

12.55-13.10: S. Kyvelou, Community participation in cleaning seaside heritage sites

13.10-13.20: Best Practice 1: K. Moraros, The Olive Museum of Gatzea

13.20-13.35: Best Practice 2: H. Kalliaras,Turning the city of Trikala into a major cultural attraction (Mill of the Elves, Tsitsanis Museum and plans for the Future)

13.35-13.45: Best Practice 3: Somewhere we Know: Cultural Tourism and micro-entrepreneurship  

13.45-14.00: Gemination of Casar de Caceres and Municipality of Farkadona

14.00-15.00: Lunch Break

Session 3: Rural produce and micro-entrepreneurship: creating added value

Chairpersons: A. Kamara, K. Asikis

15.00-15.15        V. Joukes, A. Pirra, Portuguese Rural ‘Cultural’ Micro-Entrepreneurs and their Relation with Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability

15.15-15.30       D. Ricard, L. Rieutort, Standing out in a commoditised market. The example of mountain milk in France

15.30-15.45      A.S. Santos, L.F. Lopez, Animal production in mountain areas and green assets: will the new C.A.P. promote sustainability?

15.45-16.00    C. Rodriguez Rosa, Traditional Ranching in Extremadura: What’s it evolving to?

16.00-16.15 V. Koutis, S. Tsiakas, Transhumant animal husbandry and its role for local development in Thessaly

16.15-16.25  Best Practice I: Cooprado Foundation, Shepherding School Tajo Salor Almonte

16.25-16.35   Best Practice 2: Literature and Taste: Arotria farm

16.35-16.45  Best Practice 3: V. Giona, The Iria Project

16.45-17.00  Break

Session 4: Nutrition and Gastronomy as intangible cultural heritage: continuity, assimilation, innovation

Chairperson: V. Koutis, S. Tsiakas

17.00-17.15    F. Zaralli, M. De Cave, Wine tourism in Italy – Internet & marketing strategies. The                   case of Latina Wine Route

17.15-17.30    Goncalves, G.V., Pereira, D.B., Anphoras of Gallaécia: experimental archeology of the flavors and aromas of ancient roman spiced wine

17.30-17.45    M. Vrasida, From tangible cultural monuments to intangible gastronomic culture, the challenge of virtuality.

17.45-18.00   Ch. Kleisiari, L.- S. Kyrgiakos, S. Niavis, G. Kleftodimos, E. Tigka, Ch. Moulogianni, M.-N. Duquenne, G. Vlontzos CROPFEED Project: Establishment of production protocols as an implementation of circular economy concept

18.00-18.10     Best Practice I:   Museum of Natural History of Meteora and Mushroom Museum

18.10-18.20     Best Practice II: Blending taste and cultural heritage: Marmeliza  preserves and creative design

18.20-18.30    Best Practice III: Women’s associations in Farkadona: Preserving the memory through taste and research

18.30-18.40   Best Practice IV: The Association “Theristades”: towards a revival of the Karagounides’ lifestyle in Thessaly

18.40-19.00 Discussion-conclusions