GASTROCERT 2015-2018

(-PCIN 2015-042: 2015-2018)
"Gastronomy and Creative Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism", GASTROCERT, is part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and translational research project which has been recommended for funding by the scientific committee of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for Europe HERITAGE PLUS, 2015. Sweden, Italy, Scotland and Spain participate in this project. The project which will be developed by the Spanish research group is based on the case study of the region of Girona, as an example of a region with a consolidated tourist and business tradition, where gastronomy has taken a significant role in the course of promoting the region and its ability to open new challenges for a resilient and sustainable development of rural areas.

https://www.facebook.com/gastrocert

Description

 

 

The international project Gastrocert will conduct research into how the development of local gastronomy can help to protect the heritage of regional food systems, and how entrepreneurial culture can promote local produce as a touristic experience.

Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of gastronomy efforts, as part of a broader sustainable tourism development strategies, calls for study of the dynamics between heritage, tourism and creative entrepreneurship.

Challenges

Sweden has identified gastronomy as a domestic development priority and the country seeks to a leading “foodie” nation in Europe by 2020. This policy goal relies on the development of the country’s various gastronomic heritages as significant attractions or “pull factors” for consumers, including visitors. Gastronomic heritages – and the associated issues and regional development – are truly interdisciplinary subjects that require appreciation of history, art, landscapes, environmental conservation and social structures. The project emphasizes the significance of local knowledge, skills and practices regarding heritage assets and how experiential journeys through cultural landscapes promote gastronomic tourism and ultimately support the Swedish priority of advancing its gastronomy sector.

Aim

The project aims to explore how the development of local gastronomy can help to protect the rural heritage values and how entrepreneurial culture can enhance locally produced food as a value-added touristic experience.

Benefits

The project will enhance our understanding of the vitally important role that food plays in cultural identities and the appreciation and promotion of local and regional traditions.

The project developed by the Spanish research group is based on the case study of the region of Girona, as an example of a region with a consolidated tourist and business tradition, where gastronomy has taken a significant role in the course of promoting the region and its ability to open new challenges for a resilient and sustainable development of rural areas. T.

  • Reports on how local markets can be used to preserve and sustain local producers, while maintaining local identity.
  • A blueprint for the development of regional gastronomic initiatives that involve SME´s, public bodies and destination marketing organisations.
  • Support for toolkit development on how SME´s can communicate the importance of landscapes and traditions through “narratives”.
  • Results synthesized into appropriate documentation and presented policymakers, to develop a better understanding of how gastro-tourism can contribute to economic development and increased understanding and preservation of gastronomic cultural heritage.

Gastronomy and Creative Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism (Gastrocert) is funded through the Heritage Plus program, administered in Spain by the l Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain.

Keywords: gastronomy, landscape, tourism, entrepreneurship, tourism, rurality, development

Participants

 

logo-vector-universitat-girona

   

Universitat de Girona is a public institution devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participating in the progress and development of society through the creation, transmission, dissemination and criticism of knowledge related to the sciences, technology, the humanities, the social sciences and the arts.

http://www.udg.edu/

logo gotenbourg

The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world.

http://www.gu.se/english

universitat sweeden

Mid Sweden University offered several of the study programmes and courses. Research and collaboration with trade and industry and different organizations are important parts of our activities, as it provides our students with an education close to reality and valuable placements. 

 http://www.miun.se/en

universita mediterranea

Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria is located in the center of the Mediterranean, the University provides a wealth of knowledge built on every aspect of this area: the ideal springboard for those who want to study in Reggio and build their own future in a city with a metropolitan breath, engaging for its beauty.

Founded in 1982, the Università Mediterranea has completed the reorganization envisaged by the reform and is now presented with six departments in the areas of agriculture, architecture and engineering law, sixty laboratories and a renewed educational offer.

http://www.unirc.it/en/

uni highlands

University of the Highlands and Islands offer the choice of studying at one of our 13 colleges and research centres, over 70 local learning centres, or online from wherever you are. Find out about learning centres in your community by visiting our individual campus websites.  

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en

Works in Progress

 

Final exhibition: Rural markets in Ter-Brugent. 7 th february 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: The food markets in Ter-Brugent. 18th december 2017

 

Workshop: The food markets in Girona Province: Innovation for new challenges. 20th november 2017

 

-Paper presentation at  Coordinadora de Centres d'Estudis de Parla Catalana (CCEPC) 10 th, 21-23 october (2016), Manresa, Spain.

"Els mercats públics alimentaris com a calidoscopis de l'alimentació: Província de Girona." Fava Nadia, Garrido Puig Romà, Plana  Laura

http://www.ccepc.org/gestor/uploads/noticies/programaXcongresCCEPC.pdf

-Paper presentation at Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development -UNESCO Creative Cities Network (VEC), 11-14 september (2016), Östersund, Sweden

" Case study: La Garrotxa region and Salt Public market Hall." Fava Nadia, Plana Laura

https://www.uccn2016research.com/siteassets/vec_book_of_abstracts-20160911.pdf

- Paper presentation at Permanent European Conference for the study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL) 27 th, 5-9 september (2016) Innsbruck-Seefeld, Austria

" The role of public markets in small provincial towns and their role in the construction of the rural landscape: Girona province." Fava Nadia, Garcia Vergara Marisa, Garrido Puig Romà.

http://www.pecsrl2016.com/index.php/sessions/19-contributions/51-s7.html

-Paper presentation  at  IPHS International Planning History Society Conference 17 th,    21- 24 July (2016), Delft, Netherland.

"Food public markets as  cultural capital: Girona Province". International Planning History Society Proceedings, Vol. 17 nº 3 (2016) Fava Nadia, Garcia Vergara Marisa.

http://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/iphs/article/view/1253

5-Paper presentation at Association for Spanish and Portugese historical studies 47 th (ASPHS), 17-20 March (2016),Sant Diego, USA

"Cuina i identitat" Fava Nadia, Plana Laura

asphs.net

 

Contact

 

Contact

email: gastrocert.udg@gmail.com

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