The 2nd International ENSURE partner meeting was held in Motovun, Croatia from 11th to 13th of April. The event gathered 35 international participants from Slovenia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia, Greece, Montenegro, Italy, Hungary and Romania with LAG »Central Istria« as the host of the event. During a three-day programme, partners dealt with different topics falling into the general subject of the event – »Common Agricultural Policy From a New Perspective«.
As part of the projects’ search of ways to fight euroscepticism, partners tried to strengthen their EU values through a debate. They split into teams to present different point on the thesis regarding the position of local products in a free EU market. The debate took place in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Anton Štifanić in Poreč and students and professors also joined in. This was a good chance for LAG Central Istria to present its projects aimed at increasing the consumption of fresh local products in educational institutions. The presentation and debate were finished with a joined lunch based on products from local producers and prepared by the students of the school. Partners also shared their experiences on rural parliaments and local action groups in their countries thanks to presentations of the representatives of Croatian Rural Development Network and ODRAZ – Sustainable Community Development.
The Croatian National Contact Point for Europe for Citizens Programme also joined in to give an overview of the so-far conducted activities and results of the on-going programming period 2014-2020.
Partners got the chance to experience Istria through a tour around Motovun- famous for its unique position, beautiful views and rich history, get to know Istrian culture through one of the most valuable accomplishments of Istrian medieval painting – fresco called „Dance of the Dead“ in Beram and try some of the most recognizable Istrian flavours – Istrian wines – malvazija and teran, truffles, prosciutto and cheese.
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