The fourth mobility of the project has been organized jointly by the Portuguese partners ADRAT and CoraNE and took place in the north of Portugal, in the regions of Braganca and Chaves, from 25th to 29th March 2019. The first part of the mobility took place in the territory of the LAG CORANE, the event started in the city of Braganca with a first meeting between the project partners, in which the participants got to know the representatives of the LAG and the offices. The visits then moved to the region of the Alto Tamega, in the city of Chaves, where it was possible to visit in particular agricultural and artisanal companies which collaborate with the LAG ADRAT, the region is particularly dedicated to wine production
From 19th to 24th March 2018 took place the first mobility of the Rural SKILLS project. The event took place in Flanders in Belgium, Organized by the Belgian partner, GAL Vlaamse Ardennen, the event began in the city of Gent. In the following days, the staff got to know the representatives of the provincial administration of East Flanders and the Gal Vlaamse Ardennen, as well as the peculiar aspects of the management of the LEADER program and the LAGs in Belgium. Speed dates were organized with the representatives of the Flemish LAGs and workshops concerning methods of territorial animation and communication, as well as the opportunity to visit good practices for the promotion of typical products and tourism in the city of Ghent.
The training event was organized by the ZIED ZEME Local Action Group (Latvia) and took place between 3rd and 7th June 2019 in Latvia with the participation of 13 staff and social body representatives of the local action groups participants in the project. The event started in Riga with a meeting and an initial dinner, in the following days the staff got to know the internal territory of Latvia, in particular the Lielvarde region. The projects funded by the LEADER program were focused on supporting innovative agricultural activities, promoting local products and developing and enhancing local culture and tourism.
The mobility activity of the project Rural Skills, funded by the Erasmus+ programme was held in Croatia from 5th to 9th November 2018. The host of the mobility was project partner LAG Međimurski doli i bregi. Representatives of the partners from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Latvia had the opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and methodology and to learn about good practice in rural development of Međimurje County, the smallest and most densely populated region in Croatia.
The partners visited the Old Apples Orchard in Brezovec, in the Municipality of Sveti Martin na Muri, which was renewed by LAG Međimurski doli i bregi as part of the activity in the cross-border cooperation project ECool Tour, funded by the programme Interreg Slovenia-Croatia. There, the partners could see the importance of preseravtion of different apple varieties, which are an valuable part of the heritage and also have a significant tourist and development potential for the local community.
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The event took place between July 9th and 13th 2018 in Garfagnana, Media Valle del Serchio and Montagna Pistoiese in Italy, with 16 representatives of the staff and the social body of the local action groups participating in the project, the training week was articulated through a series of in-depth studies and study sessions concerning the themes of rural development the heart of the Gafagnana and in particular the methodologies related to the management of Local Action Groups. Particularly interesting was the workshop organized in collaboration with Prof. Di Iacovo of the International Master of Science in Rural Development (IMRD) of the University of Pisa. The 16 partners participated in a meeting with the Master's students on issues such as rural tourism, policy making of rural development, the protection of biodiversity and the ecosystem, sharing their experiences and bringing suggestions and new ideas useful for increasing the specific competences of all participants, and to promote cooperation among all operators.