AlpFoodway
AlpFoodway: a cross-disciplinary, transnational and participative approach to Alpine food cultural heritage
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Overview

Food heritage is a strong identity source for Alpine populations. Depopulation, ageing population and globalisation put Alpine food heritage at risk. AlpFoodway applied a cross-disciplinary, transnational and participative approach to enhance Alpine food cultural heritage. During the project, prevalent heritage was identified and intergenerational transmission formats as well as new marketing tools created and tested. The project partners furthermore created a sustainable development model for peripheral mountain areas to support the preservation and valorisation of Alpine Space cultural food heritage. They also fostered the creation of a transnational Alpine identity based on the common cultural values expressed in food heritage.

Factsheet

  • 2014 – 2020
  • Liveable
  • Sustainably valorise Alpine Space cultural and natural heritage
  • 11/2016
  • 10/2019
  • 2.540.566 EUR
  • 1.923.130 EUR

Partners

Polo Poschiavo (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • Switzerland
  • OstSwitzerland
  • Poschiavo
    Lombardy Region
    • Italy
    • Lombardia
    • Milano
        Mountain Community of Camonica Valley
        • Italy
        • Lombardia
        • Breno
            Regional Center of alpines populations studies
            • Switzerland
            • Région lémanique
            • Sembrancher
                Regional Development Agency of Northern Primorska L.t.d. Nova
                • Slovenia
                • Zahodna Slovenia
                • Nova Gorica
                    Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
                    • Slovenia
                    • Zahodna Slovenia
                    • Ljubljana
                        TSM -Trentino School of Management
                        • Italy
                        • Provincia Autonoma di Trento
                        • Trento
                            Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta - Department for Education and Culture
                            • Italy
                            • Valle d'Aosta/Vallée d'Aoste
                            • Aosta
                                Bauges massif Regional Natural Park
                                • France
                                • Rhône-Alpes
                                • Le Châtelard
                                    Kedge Business School
                                    • France
                                    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
                                    • Marseille
                                        Development agency for Upper Gorenjska
                                        • Slovenia
                                        • Zahodna Slovenia
                                        • JESENICE
                                            Dislivelli Association
                                            • Italy
                                            • Piemonte
                                            • Torino
                                                Munich University of Applied Sciences
                                                • Germany
                                                • Oberbayern
                                                • München
                                                    University of Innsbruck School of Management
                                                    • Austria
                                                    • Tirol
                                                    • Innsbruck
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                                                        Outcomes


                                                        • Guidelines for Community rights and ICH intellectual property

                                                          Strategy

                                                        • Guidance Paper on the Successful Valorisation of the Alpine Food Heritage

                                                          Strategy
                                                          This Guidance Paper has the goal of supporting stakeholders at all levels to engage in collective initiatives aimed to turn the Alpine food cultural heritage into marketable offers.
                                                          This Guidance Paper has the goal of supporting stakeholders at all levels to engage in collective initiatives aimed to turn the Alpine food cultural heritage into marketable offers. Specifically, it provides actional guidelines for food heritage actors, educational institutions and policy makers on how to valorise the Alpine food heritage.

                                                        • Guidance for the successful development of integrated food value chains

                                                          Strategy
                                                          This document aggregates the documentation of the pilot cases activities and the results of the pilot actions synthesis report as final comprehensive output.
                                                          The report has been created based on 10 documented pilot case activities within the Alpine Space. The goal was to develop innovative ways for the reactualization of traditional practices and the safeguarding of sustainable productive landscapes. This document aggregates the documentation of the pilot cases activities and the results of the pilot actions synthesis report as final comprehensive output.

                                                        • Multilevel Community Network

                                                          Network
                                                          In the document, it is explained how the project built up their network relying on a quadruple helix approach.
                                                          Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) can exist only in its enactment by local people in specific communities, who together with experts from heritage institutions, business and decision-making bodies give the elements from the past the cultural, social and creative values. In the document, it is explained how the project built up their network relying on a quadruple helix approach. It also includes a map of multilevel stakeholders in the network that support the nomination of the Alpine Food Heritage on the UNESCO Representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

                                                        • Vision Paper and Alpine Food Heritage Charter

                                                          Tool
                                                          The Alpine Food Heritage Charter is a document that calls for safeguarding the Alpine Food Heritage and to support its nomination to the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
                                                          The Alpine Food Heritage Charter is a participatory and shared document that calls on every citizen, association, company, institution, and authority to assume responsibility in ensuring the safeguarding of Alpine Food Heritage and to support its nomination to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

                                                        • Inventory of Traditional Alpine Food Intangible Cultural Heritage

                                                          Tool
                                                          Tool for an overview of Alpine foodways and the identification of means of legal protection.
                                                          THe inventory of intangible heritage gives an overview of Alpine foodways and means of legal protection of the whole Alpine region. These are divided into 5 categories and can be explored based on a map of the Alpine Space