21.02.2014 Festival of Foods and Wine

The Excellences of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Slavonia-Baranija County meet in Zagreb
Comunicato Stampa

On February 21, in the presence of the Council President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Mr. Franco Iacop, the event "A Journey through the Flavors of Traditional Slavonia Baranja and Friuli Venezia Giulia", preview of the second "Festival of Foods and Wine", was held in Zagreb.

The initiative is part of the international cooperation project “Agrowine”, with the aim of enhancing and promoting certain indigenous wine and horticultural sorts of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Croatia (Osijek - Baranja County and Istria County) and Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (Serbia).

In one of the most prestigious Croatian art galleries, named "Klovicevi Dvori" wine and food excellence of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and the County of Osijek - Baranja were presented and the tasting of unusual combinations of specialties of the two regions was proposed. This offer was highly appreciated by industry experts who took part in the event.

This promotional initiative demonstrates the strong partnership between Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Croatian counties, as well as the desire to continue collaboration, seizing opportunities offered by the new 2014-2020 Community Program.

Apart from Mr. Iacop and the institutional representatives of the Croatian county partners in the project, the event was also attended by the President of the Croatian Parliament, Josip Leko, the Italian Ambassador in Croatia, Emanuela D'Alessandro, and the Mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandic.

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10/11.02.2014 study visit

Rural development between FVG and Istria

Within the framework of the decentralized cooperation project AGROWINE funded through LR 19/2000, a study visit was carried out. Representatives of the private and public sectors of the Region of Istria in collaboration with Informest and Development Agency AZZRI took part in this "The experience as part of the Regional Rural Development Programme 2007-2013" study tour.

A delegation of 49 representatives of the Region of Istria , the Agency for Rural Development of Istria as well as producers , researchers and experts in wine and food , had the opportunity to visit different agencies and regional businesses that have benefited from the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

The study visit enabled the Istrian delegation to learn about the experiences of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in the Regional Development Programme 2007-2013, and the institutions and regional companies to get in touch with potential partners, in order to start new projects of cross-border cooperation within the Community Planning 2014-2020.

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13/15.11.2013 - Technical-institutional mission


Wednesday 13th of November
Comunicato Stampa

8:00 Departure from Gorizia, Casa Rossa

13:30 Arrival at Osijek

Buffet Lunch

14.30 Institutional meetings

Vladimir Šišljagić, President of the County of Osijek-Baranja
Stjepan Ribić, Director of RDA Slavonia and Baranja

15:30 Visit to the research laboratory at the Faculty of Food Technology - Osijek (Innowine project)

17:00 Departure for Novi Sad

19:30 Arrival at BEST WESTERN Prezident Hotel

Futoska 109
Novi Sad
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Thursday 14th of November - Novi Sad
Comunicato Stampa

9:30 Reception of the Italian delegation at the Faculty of Agriculture

10:00 Official signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the chancellors of the University of Udine and the University of Novi Sad

Dragoslav Petrović, Minister of Science and Education and Vice President Autonomous Province of Novi Sad
Branislav Bugarski. Secretary for interregional cooperation and local self-government Government of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
Miroslav Vesković, Rector, University of Novi Sad
Milan Popovic , Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad
Darko Jakšić, Advisor in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Serbia for the viniculture sector

11:30 Visit to the research laboratory for the vine growing and grape and wine production in Sremski Karlovci

(Innowine project)

Lunch and tasting of the native wines

15:00 Meeting with the President of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Istvan Paszto

17:30 Meeting with the "Capsicum Annuum" Ruski Krstur Association (Agrowine project)

19:00 Dinner at Ruski Krstur


Friday 15th of November - Vukovar

11:00 Institutional meetings

Bozo Galic, County Prefect of Vukovar Srijem
Gabrijela Zalac, Director for International Cooperation and EU Affairs, County of Vukovar Srijem
Ivan Rimac, Director of the Agency for the Development of the County of Vukovar Srijem, HRAST

13.00 Lunch in Vukovar, return to Friuli Venezia Giulia


Friuli Venezia Giulia Delegation

  • Franco Iacop, President of the Regional Council, Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Franco Brussa, General Secretariat of the President of the Council, Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia GiuliaAlberto Felice De Toni, Chancellor of the University of Udine
  • Sara Tesi, Central Directorate for Culture, Sport and solidarity, voluntary service, solidarity and immigration Stable structures for the promotion of regional and local partnership with the Balkan area
  • Roberto Zironi, Department of Food Science, University of Udine
  • Enrico Peterlunger, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Udine
  • Lucilla Iacumin, Department of Food Science, University of Udine
  • Piergiorgio Comuzzo, Department of Food Science, University of Udine
  • Francesco Ditta, Responsible for CAEP Italia
  • Gabriele Di Gaspero, Scientist, Applied Genomics Institute, IGA
  • Costantino Cattivello , Department of research, experimentation and technical assistance, ERSA
  • Andrea Cecchini, External Expert of AGROWINE and INNOWINE projects, INFORMEST
  • Marica Garzon, Project Assistant, INFORMEST

Istrian Region Delegation

  • Oriano Otocan, Councillor for International cooperation and European integrations, Istrian Region


21-23.07.2013 - FVG-Serbia: a parallel between different ways of typical products enhancement

From July 21 to 23, 2013 A study visit dedicated to the horticultural sector within the AGROWINE Project for decentralized cooperation supported by regional law n. 19/2000 was held successfully. The study visit was organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and Informest and was attended by a delegation of 35 producers of the local variety of "Capsicum annuum" pepper as well as administrators from the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (Serbia).
Thanks to the technical assistance provided by ERSA, the delegation had the opportunity to get in touch with different producers of the regional agri-food sector and particularly active in the promotion of local products and in horticultural production. The visit began with a meeting within the "Garlic Festival" held in San Giorgio di Resia, focused on the comparison of the different methods followed in the two regions, where the delegation together with representatives of regional associations for the promotion of local products discussed the theme of the enhancement of indigenous productions.

On July 22, the delegation visited several regional companies to exchange views and information on production techniques and the choice of marketing channels for agricultural products.

The visit ended on July 23 with two in-depth meetings at the Farmers Market in Udine and at ERSA headquarters dedicated not only to the topics of marketing and sales, but also to quality and phitosanitary certification of local products.


30.06.2013 - NOTTE EUROPEA Cittanova (Croazia)

Notte Europea Agrowine

20:00 Apertura degli stand
21:00 Saluti Istituzionali
Regione Istriana, Oriano Otocan, Assessore alle Relazioni Internazionali
Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Franco Iacop, Presidente del Consiglio
Comune di Cittanova, Anteo Milos, Sindaco
Informest, Silvia Acerbi, Presidente
21:30 Laboratorio del Gusto *
Cooking Show: "Friuli Venezia Giulia e Istria in tavola"
due cuochi, uno italiano e uno istriano cucineranno abbinando specialità di entrambi i territori
23:00 Laboratorio del Gusto
Malvasie a confronto
00:00 Brindisi
00:30 Laboratorio del Gusto *
Cooking Show:"Friuli Venezia Giulia e Istria in tavola"
due cuochi, uno italiano e uno istriano cucineranno abbinando specialità di entrambi i territori
* iscrizioni disponibili fino ad esaurimento posti:

Notte Europea Agrowine - Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia Notte Europea Agrowine - Regione Istriana Notte Europea Agrowine - Informest Notte Europea Agrowine - Istria Senza Frontiere

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