As part of the project AAA LEADER Joint project in 2016, funded by the Alps-Adriatic Alliance and Koprivnica-Križevci County, LAG Central Istria participated in two-day workshop organized by LAG Podravina which was focused on the development of cooperation between LAGs and creation of joint projects related to the intangible cultural heritage and their role as a tourist product in rural areas.
On this occasion, LAG Central Istria got the chance to present “Pazinski cukerančićć” combined with Istrian Malvasia. Besides the working part, the participants visited some of the most important cultural and historical destinations such as the Church and Museum in Kalinovac, Ethno house Karlovčan – OPG, ethno collection and DIY Ljubica Cestar, Old Town Đurđevac, and were presented with the “Legend of the Roosters” protected as intangible cultural heritage of the region.
On September 9th, at the Porec Open University LAGUR Istrian Solea held the final presentation of project “Sea From a Young Age”. The project is aimed at encouraging the consumption of fresh, local fish and other marine organisms in the educational institutions (nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools) to promote desirable eating habits from an early age.
After the presentation and the premiere of the promotional video that shows the tradition of fishing in the area of LAGUR Istrian Solea , the program continued at the seaside promenade with the presentation of local fish processors (TIC Ltd., Fishermen Cooperative Istria, Bakalar Milena) and local winemakers (Brcic, Bank Damijanić and Ritosa).
The final activity was the panel discussion which was attended by representatives of the Fisheries Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and FLAG representatives which was aimed at sharing experiences in the current preparation of fisheries local development strategies.