AlpFoodway works to preserve traditional foodways and turn them into assets for sustainable local development at a scale – the entire Alps – never attempted before.
To attain this, we have set five specific goals:
- Raise awareness that Alpine food heritage is an asset for peripheral AS areas and can become a driver for sustainable development both at the local and EUSALP level, if sustained by appropriate policies.
- Develop innovative approaches for passing on traditional know how and for marketing mountain products and related experiences.
- Establish new ways to manage cultural contents online.
- Let a transnational Alpine identity based on traditional food heritage emerge.
- Lay the bases for seeking UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status for Alpine food traditions.
To reach these goals he project has set up four different activities, all carried out through an innovative, cross-disciplinary, grassroots approach:
- Work Package 1: Inventory of Alpine foodways and identification of means of legal protection
- Work Package 2: Research on innovative ways to pass on traditional, food related know how and experimentation through the design of courses and educational units
- Work Package 3: Research on effective marketing strategies and experimentation through pilot cases
- Work Package 4: Creation of a network between heritage communities, centres of expertise and policy makers to exchange knowledge, skills and experiences
In addition, there are two activities that cut across all the others: