5th Transnational Meeting held in Etna-Italy

Time to finalise testing and start transferring!

The steering and technical meetings and the thematic workshop were organized by the Local Action Group Gal Terre dell’Etna e dell’Alcantara, in Castiglione di Sicilia, in Mountain Etna, Italy.
The topics presented and the field visits of the Thematic workshop  were evaluated, selected and agreed with the working group of Gal Terre dell’Etna e dell’Alcantara, local stakeholders and elected representatives of the administrative units that are hosted within the wider territory of Etna.

Steering Committee (29/01) has covered: General overview of the project’ state of progress, Focus on remaining communication activities, Creation of an ecojourney.
Thematic workshop meeting (29-30/01)  covered: Pilote activities: correlation between the final layout of the ecojourney and the equipment plan, Focus on Videos, Focus on Tourism guide and on Press kits and trips, International conference in Creta, Focus on WP5: transferring. In the end of 30th of January
local actors has presented: Let’s discover the Etna’s tourism strategy and exchange with local stakeholders and inviting territory from Piémont

On Thursday January the 31st, partners spent the whole day in the field visits related mainly to 6 criteria of the EMbleMatiC dimension:
- Picturesque landscape and historical places: Hiking tour to Alcantara river
- Sustainability and anthropogenic environment: Visit of Giusa “0 kilometri” farm and oil tasting  
- Power of inspiration, historic places: Hiking along the river to reach a Byzantine church “La Cuba”
- Proud local people: Historic train “Littorina” until a 0kilometri restaurant: cheese and wine tasting and lunch in a former church
- Historical places: Visit of municipality of “Randazzo” famous for its lava stone church / Visit to a producer of nutss
- Particular eco-system: Visit to a typical vineyard and winery

Finally, Technical Committee (01/02) has covered: Feedback on field visits, Fourth period payment claim, Focus on the budget, Anticipation of the project’s closure, Next transnational meeting in Olympus

On 1st of February afternoon meeting with tour operators in Taormina took place.