04.15.20

Prodeca presents European project EUREGA to students from universities in California

A group of American students from several California universities visited Prodeca as part of the UCEAP programme on Mediterranean Policy, Food and Culture.

The students heard about food and gastronomy policies in Catalonia and European projects that are set up to exchange experiences between regions and share good practices, during a four-hour meeting held at Prodeca's main office.

Marc Oliveras, a member of Prodeca staff, gave a presentation on the work that Prodeca carries out. Eva Castro, the stakeholder manager for Eurega, explained what this project entails.

Eurega (EUropean REgions of GAstronomy Building resilience and creating economic growth) is part of the INTERREG programme https://www.interregeurope.eu/.

Prodeca is a partner of this project, which started in June 2018 and will run for four years.  The main aim is to work towards objective 6.3.1 of the ERDF Catalonia 2014-2020 Operational Programme, adding a new scope: mainstreaming food and gastronomy heritage as a dimension that must be promoted, protected and developed.

Prodeca participates in a number of European projects linked to gastronomy and food as well as business competitiveness in European regions. This allows us to link up with other European bodies, institutions, universities, public administrations, associations, local and national companies and, more broadly, opinion leaders, who contribute to decision-making on European policies. It is also an excellent opportunity to share knowledge with partners from other European countries with a view to boosting competitiveness among Catalan agri-food companies.

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