MEDS GARDEN

TO6

Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.

The project in numbers
Duration:
24 months
Start date: 01.10.17
End date: 30.09.19
N. Partner: 6
 
Progress
Budget:
808.897,50€
Budget FERS:
687.562,87€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
24 months
Start / End: 
01.10.17 to 30.09.19
Project progress: 
37%
Budget: 
808897.50€
Budget FERS: 
687562.87€

MEDS GARDEN

An indigenous Mediterranean Garden and culinary art for the preservation of the typical regional identity
Priority Axis 3

Protecting and promoting natural and cultural resources

Specific Objective: 
OS 3.1.
Investment Priority: 
PI 6c
Typology: 
Standard
Overall Objective of the Project: 

The project’s main overall objective, and its contribution to the specific objective, is the development, preservation, and increased appeal of the cultural landscape in terms of innovative educational tourism relating to native plants, local cuisine, and products from the northern Adriatic region. The objective will be achieved with the sharing of knowledge and heritage through the cross-border system, and the with sustainable management of a network of Mediterranean Gardens within the northern Adriatic region, under a common name

Project summary: 

The cultural heritage, of which the landscape is an integral part, is of public interest within the cultural, ecological, environmental, and social sectors, and even represents an opportunity for economic growth. There is no guarantor dedicated to maintaining the region’s authentic identity, or creating places dedicated to Mediterranean vegetation and culinary tradition, as an area of interest and of tourism appeal. The program area’s common challenge is to prevent changes to the region’s biodiversity, to reduce the negative impact of mass tourism, and to preserve and maintain the sustainability of the local heritage linked to edible Mediterranean flora. The project’s goal is to include native Mediterranean crops in the process of developing sustainable tourism, and to involve the public in the creation of the surrounding environment, as well as to preserve and promote a high quality cultural landscape. The project’s 2 main direct results will be the creation of 5 Mediterranean Gardens, and an increase in the flow of visitors to cross-border tourist destinations through educational tourism, cognitive tourism, and a cross-border network of Mediterranean Gardens. Within the context of the Mediterranean Gardens themselves, educational and learning centres will be created, with the aim of maintaining the biodiversity and cultural heritage of the northern Adriatic region, introducing new skills and knowledge, disseminating a culture of responsible tourism, and expanding the tourism offering. The Mediterranean Gardens and their educational centres will be intended for visitors, students, tourists, and SMEs, as well as for the tourism industry as an educational garden, where visitors can experiment with specific Mediterranean varieties and build respect for the environment. Thanks to the cross-border partnership, the exchange of experience, and the joint promotion of innovation/educational tourism, the project will provide us with the expertise necessary to become a recognisable European green destination.

Main results: 

The project will promote visits to the area as a result of the cross-border cooperation, thus increasing the sustainability of the tourism demand, thanks also to the diversification and variety of the tourism offering provided by a new innovative tourism product and the services offered in the form of the Mediterranean Gardens, not to mention authentic experiences, learning opportunities, and cognitive tourism. The project will directly contribute to a greater number of visitors to the border area thanks to the contents, attractions, and promotional activities of the Mediterranean Gardens, and their broad impact upon the visibility and appeal of the tourist destinations. The results of the Mediterranean Garden project are intended to benefit all the stakeholders, and will have a positive impact in terms of awareness and change. Increasing the stakeholders’ knowledge of the indigenous cultural landscape will help to create new job opportunities and maintain existing green jobs, above all in rural areas. We will attract a new segment of tourists and visitors to the area who believe in behaving responsibly towards nature, and are interested in biodiversity, local flavours, and the value of cultural heritage. The important thing will be to create a sustainable protected heritage with connections to the native plants of the northern Adriatic region. With the Mediterranean Gardens’ professional activities being linked to the Alpine Gardens, we will achieve even broader visibility on a European-wide scale.

Partner

Lead Partner

Kmetijska zadruga Agraria KOPER, z.o.o.

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 1

Mestna občina Koper

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 2

LIVE GREEN - CENTER ZA TRAJNOSTNI RAZVOJ, z.o.o.

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 3

SCUOLA CENTRALE FORMAZIONE

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 4

GIUSEPPE OLIVOTTI SOCIETA’ COOPERATIVA SOCIALE ONLUS

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 5

Fondazione Opera Sacra Famiglia – Impresa sociale

Pordenone
ITA

Documents

Poster evento annuale 30/05/2018Poster evento annuale 30/05/2018
MEDSGARDEN_ITA.pdf
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Objectives and Activities

 

OBIETTIVI PRINCIPALI DEL PROGETTO

Il principale obiettivo generale del progetto e del suo contributo all'obiettivo specifico è lo sviluppo, la conservazione e l’attrazione del paesaggio culturale, in termini di un innovativo turismo didattico relativo alle piante autoctone, alla cucina locale e ai prodotti del nord Adriatico. L'obiettivo sarà raggiunto con la conoscenza condivisa nel sistema transfrontaliero, patrimonio e la gestione sostenibile di una rete dei Giardini Mediterranei del nord Adriatico, sotto una denominazione comune.

 

SITUAZIONE ATTUALE DELL’IMPLEMENTAZIONE PROGETTUALE (30/05/2018)

Le attività del progetto sono svolte principalmente in conformità con il piano. Poiché l'inverno 2017/2018 è durato un po' di più, la disposizione del giardino è stata spostata, poiché le condizioni naturali non consentivano il le attività all’esterno. Ora si stanno effettuando le  installazioni dei giardini previsti per la parte slovena e italiana. Il 20/06/18 è prevista la prima apertura del Mediterranean Garden a Capodistria (Purisima). I partner italiani hanno l'apertura del loro primo giardino in data 23 giugno 2018 a Orto del Brenta.

Contacts

Kmetijska zadruga Agraria KOPER, z.o.o.

00386 (0) 56630700
Ulica 15. maja 17, 6000 Koper/Capodistria, Slovenija
Pirnat Patricija

Mestna občina Koper

00386 (0) 56646254
Verdijeva ulica 10, 6000 Koper/Capodistria, Slovenija
Štrkalj Ivana

LIVE GREEN - CENTER ZA TRAJNOSTNI RAZVOJ, z.o.o.

00386 (0) 41526395
Krkavče 130A, 6274 Koper/Capodistria, Slovenija
Topolnik Denis

SCUOLA CENTRALE FORMAZIONE

0039 0415382142,
Corso del popolo 146C, 30172 Venezia, Italia
Zonin Giovanni

GIUSEPPE OLIVOTTI SOCIETA’ COOPERATIVA SOCIALE ONLUS

0039 041420349
Via Nazionale 57, 30034 Mira, Italia
Pilotto Alvise

Fondazione Opera Sacra Famiglia – Impresa sociale

0039 0434361470
Viale de La Comina 25, 33170 Pordenone, Italia
Venerus Eugenio