Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition - Agricultural University of Athens
TRANSCOOP - Agency for Transnational Training and Development
Haskovo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Federation of Professional, Crafts and Trade Associations of Evros
Institute of Viticulture and Enology Pleven
Kavala Development Agency - Local Authorities Enterprise
Municipality of Kirkovo
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski"
DIONYSOS Project aims to revitalize local wine varieties and wine tradition as a means to preserving biodiversity and as a lever for the development of the area. In this context, DIONYSOS aims at raising and utilizing local wine varieties and local wines as a special natural and cultural asset for the project area and as a means to distinguishing and differentiating it. In the same sense, the project seeks to enrich and promote local wine production with local wine varieties, while enhancing the local productive identity by applying integrated approaches to the promotion of the region as a wine tourism destination.
To this end, bodies with different background and supplementary specialization, as e.g. research institutes with focus on wine, agencies dealing with tourism development, agencies representing local businesses and the local authorities as the main actors in development planning, join this cooperation pursuing the synthesis of their experience and actively contributing to the development of the region's attractiveness, besides enhancing the role of the relevant wine-growers and wine making enterprises.
DIONYSOS project is being implemented in the framework of the INTERREG V-A GREECE - BULGARIA 2014-2020 COOPERATION Program and is being realized in the region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace in Greece and in the areas of Kardjali and Haskovo in Bulgaria. The pilot actions of the project are implemented in the wider area of the municipalities of Pangaion (Kavala) and Soufli (Evros) in Greece, and Kirkovo and Haskovo in Bulgaria.