New funding project approved
The request filed 18 months ago by the Iraklio Prefecture Winemakers Network in the context of the Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013 Interreg IV trans-border cooperation project has been approved and signed.
The Iraklio Prefecture Winemakers Network along with another three partners (Rethimno Regional Union, Cretan Quality Agreement and Troodos Regional Tourism Board) commenced their joint venture in July, with a 24-month completion schedule, focusing on the theme “Crete-Cyprus, Culinary Tourism Destination”. As part of the project, the Iraklio Prefecture Winemakers Network is planning on hosting two food and wine exhibitions, purchasing more multi-purpose exhibition equipment, further delineating the wine tourism trails, educating the Network members in food and wine promotional activities, and inviting journalists and buyers to the island with the aim of introducing them to the Network’s activities and to their products.
The project budget totals €170,000 and is 100% EU funded.