Towards the end of the 2014-2020 programming period, the Cooperation Programme Greece-Bulgaria is organising on Friday, the 20th of October 2023, an event with the dual objective: (a) to honour and celebrate the Interreg Cooperation Day and (b) to highlight the results of some projects funded in the period 2014-2020.
More specific, this year, considering that the celebration of the Cooperation Day coincides with the end of the grape-harvest season, we will visit the winery of Mr. Konstantinos Lalikos in Palaia Kavala, in Kavala-Greece, and learn about the wine production. We will be informed about the local grape varieties that thrive in the cross-border area of Greece – Bulgaria as well as about the potential of the region in the development of wine tourism.
All this will be done in cooperation with the beneficiaries participating in the projects LAKOSTO, DIONYSOS and VineSOS of the Cooperation Programme Interreg VA “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020”.
The event will close with wine tasting.
(check the gallery for maps: from Kavala city to Palaia Kavala village & the locations of the event – winery & tavern. Meeting point = the tavern)
|10.00 – 10.30||Registration – Welcome|
|Transition (on foot) to Lalikos winery|
|10.30 – 11.30||Lalikos Winery tour|
|Back to the meeting point
|11.30 – 12.00|| The vineyards of Kavala prefecture
Directorate of Agriculture (Viticulture) of Kavala
|12.00 – 12.30||VineSOS project: short presentation of the project results and presentation on local vine varieties of the cross-border area and ways of protecting and preserving them|
|12.30 – 13.00||Dionysos project: short presentation of the project results and presentation on how viticulture can make the cross-border area a wine tourism destination|
|13.00 – 13.30||LACOSTO project: Presentation of the project results|
|13.30 – 13.45||Discussion – Closure of the event|
|13.45 – 15.00||Wine tasting and light lunch|
A few words about the participating projects
Through the cooperation of two neighboring companies, a major investment project will emerge. The winery will be modernized with modern machines of French origin that ensure better grape characteristics and give a better-quality product. A Wine Wholesaler Company will be set up to promote exclusively the wines of the transnational partner, promoting not only the product but also the sense of the society that surrounds each wine.
DIONYSOS project aims at valorizing viniculture as a natural and cultural asset for developing oenotourism (vine-tourism), increasing the area’s attractiveness while enhancing preservation of the local landscape and biodiversity. As such, the project enforces cultivation of the old local vine varieties, highlights the local productive identity and applies integrated approaches to promote the area as an oenotourism destination.
The main objective of VineSOS project is to promote and enable the long-term conservation of vines, especially those in Natura 2000; to improve the conservation status of local vine varieties; to analyze and sustain local species through joint scientific work and to create mechanisms for protection and conservation of species in general that can be used for other species and regions.
Joint Secretariat of the Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020”: