10. October, 2018.

ENSURE project: partners meet in Pesaro, Italy!

ENSURE project: partners meet in Pesaro, Italy!

Associazione Alessandro Bartola will be the host of the 4nd International Partner Meeting that will be held in Pesaro, Italy from 15th to 17th of October. The event, financed by the
“Europe for Citizens” Programme of the European Union will gather 37 international participants from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, Bulgaria,
Latvia, Greece, Montenegro, Italy, Hungary and Romania. During a three-days programme, partners will deal with different topics falling into the general subject of the event – “Common Agricultural Policy from a New Perspective”.
Partners will share their experiences on rural development policy and rural development initiatives in their countries as well as take part to a conference and discuss the present Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020 and the proposals of new Regulations for the future CAP 2021-2027. The event is co-organized with the School of Agriculture, the Accademia Agraria of
Pesaro, the University of Urbino and the Associazione Produttori della Valle del Foglia. The Council of Region Marche and the Municipality of Pesaro have given their patronage to the event. Partners will also have a chance to visit a wine and olive oil new farm and taste the traditional Italian flavours through the local cuisine. A cultural program is also planned with a visit to Urbino and to its Ducal Palace.
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26. September, 2018.

INSiGHTS Tour & Picnic event

INSiGHTS Tour & Picnic event

As part of the implementation of the INSiGHTS project financed from the Interreg Danube transnational programme, LAG “Central Istria” is organizing a Tour & Picnic event aimed at presenting the project pilot action results as well as campaigning for the sustainable forms of tourism and recreation showing the linkages to healthy living, well-being and personal quality of life. The event will take place in Tinjan as part of the International prosciutto fair and it will take form of cycling tour on the trail called “From raft to raft”. Participants will for the first time get the opportunity to use the new maps developed as part of the project available in printed and digital-interactive version. The maps are specific due to the fact that they provide information on the surrounding additional contents such as wineries, restaurants and cultural facilities of the whole area of central Istria enabling visitors this way to make their stay even more interesting.

5. July, 2018.

Pazinski cukerančić as part of the Pazin sightseeing tour

Pazinski cukerančić as part of the Pazin sightseeing tour

As a novelty of this year’s tourist offer of the town of Pazin, in the organization of the Tourist Board of Central Istria and Contineo tourist agency, a free sightseeing tour of Pazin was introduced. All interested visitors can visit the most important places in Pazin every Tuesday during July and August along with a licensed guide to get acquainted with the specifics of the city. A special addition to the tour is tasting of local products, including Pazinski Cukerančić. Thanks to this, all visitors can get acquainted with the story of Pazinski cukerančić – its cultural importance and preparation which has been protected as Croatian intangible cultural good and of course taste the pastry which is becoming a recognizable symbol of the town of Pazin.

21. June, 2018.

INSiGHTS project: Capturing the motives of central Istria

INSiGHTS project: Capturing the motives of central Istria

LAG “Central Istria” in cooperation with Central Istria, Motovun and Žminj tourist offices  spent last three days in the field photographing the motives of slow, green and healthy tourism in the area of central Istria, Motovun and Žminj. The aim was to create a gallery of promotional tourist photographs which focus on natural and cultural heritage, traditional gastronomy and promote experienced and active tourism as the dominant tourist offer of the area.

Photographing is part of the INSiGHTS project that LAG “Central Istria” is implementing as one of the partners in the transnational cooperation program INTERREG Danube.

18. June, 2018.

Cooperation between LAGs and FLAGs from Croatia, Slovenia and Italy

Cooperation between LAGs and FLAGs from Croatia, Slovenia and Italy

Based on the cooperation agreement signed in late 2015 between LAGs and later FLAGs from Istria, Kvarner, Gorski Kotar, Brkin and Kras, last week a meeting of partners was held with the aim of further networking and planning of future joint projects. Given the delayed start of the call for tenders from the domain of rural development of all three involved countries – Croatia, Slovenia and Italy – this was a good opportunity to exchange experiences on the allocation of funds to end users. The meeting has served as a summary of activities so far, and it has been established that the Agreement has already put the first results on partnerships in the projects while discussing the interests and topics for future cooperation. The next coordination partner will be held at the end of the year in Croatia.