The ECOVINEGOALS project is funded by the Interreg Adrion program, implementation began on March 1, 2020 and will last for 30 months. The basic idea and goal is to protect indigenous varieties and grow vines sustainably.
The project is implemented in 6 countries: Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The leading partner of the project is LAG EASTERN VENICE from Italy. Other partners are: Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy), Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry and Research Center of the Academy of Sciences and Arts (Slovenia), Agency for Rural Development of Istria and Association for Employment Promotion - INFORMO (Croatia), Development Business Center Kragujevac (Serbia) , Municipality of Bar and Business start up center Bar (Montenegro) and Mediterranean Agronomic Institute from Chania (Crete, Greece). In addition to the above, nine other partner organizations and institutions from Italy, Greece, Montenegro and Belgium will participate in the project as associate partners.
As part of this project, BSC Bar will organize trainings for winegrowers, while the role of the Municipality of Bar is reflected in the development of strategies and local plans.
Viticulture is a very important area when it comes to economic development in all countries of the ADRION wine-growing area, so in accordance with that, the central challenge of the project is how to harmonize sustainable and profitable cultivation of vines and grape processing.
The ECOVINEGOALS project promotes the sustainability and resilience of the viticulture and wine sector by encouraging the transition from intensive viticultural systems to agri-environmental management systems that operate on the principle of landscape conservation. The project also aims to encourage all stakeholders to participate more intensively in the development of local planning documentation and decision-making at the local level, and to build and strengthen international cooperation.