Project VineSOS: Training on European and world vine conservation practices

Oct 01, 2019   Blagoevgrad city 2700, Square G. Izmirliev 3, fl. 3

Training on European and world vine conservation practices

The first trainings on "Implementation of European Union Good Practices" starts at the new Training Centre of Prosperity and Development Association for Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad. From October 1 until October 3, a joint Bulgarian-Greek group of experts in the wine sector will work on the problems of endangered local vine varieties, the global approaches to preserving them, the role of specialists and local administrations in achieving results in this field. The trainings will be held at the new high-tech training centre of Prosperity and Development for Bulgaria Association in Blagoevgrad.

The investment is under the VINESOS project for endangered traditional vine varieties under the Interreg V-A program "Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020" and includes modern furniture and multimedia equipment in three premises, which will provide interactive lectures and their broadcast in real time on the Internet. Follow the project website at www.sosgrape.eu for more updates, information and life streaming.

The lead beneficiary is Executive Agency for Vine and Wine, working together with Association Prosperity and Development for Bulgaria, Exhibition Research Institute, Greece and Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki-Dpt. of Agricultural Technology, Greece.

The forthcoming trainings are a kind of platform for scientific cooperation and partnership between representatives of the industry, local and national institutions and all interested parties in the cross-border region. For this reason, the group will be composed of an equal number of Greek and Bulgarian participants: winemakers, NGOs, local and national authorities, local, regional and national authorities, representatives of local and national media.

The main purpose of the training is to present in Bulgaria good European and world practices in protecting endangered local vine varieties. Participants in the event will have the opportunity to work, share experiences and knowledge to help protect the endangered vine varieties.

Equally useful will be contacts with colleagues from the wine industry and viticulture, as well as with institutions at local, regional and national level made during the training. This in turn can lead to future relationships and partnerships.

The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the national funds of the countries in the Interreg V-A program "Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020" http://www.greece-bulgaria.eu/.

The content of this material does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union.

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