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Focused on intercultural dialogue and sustainable development in the Mediterranean and beyond, the programme of the Cultural Foundation « Routes of the Olive Tree » includes organizing of cultural itineraries and events but also his presence or participation in several activities all over the world…

  • “War and Peace in Europe” Conference (Athens, Greece, 27 January 2024)
    Organizer: La maison de l’ Europe “BYRON” & Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • “MED-Routes” Interreg, Kick-off meeting (Faenza, Italy, 7 February 2024)
    Organizer: European Route of Ceramics

  • “La Via degli Ulivi”, Conference on The Route of Olive Tree (Postiglione, italy, 6 April 2024)
    Organizer: Municipality of Postiglione in collaboration with Associazione dei Comuni del Cilento Centrale

  • “The Oil of the Serenissima”, event for the celebration of the heritage of extra virgin olive oil (EVO) and olive oil tourism, featuring guided tastings and educational workshops (Cappella Maggiore, Italy, 12-21 April 2024)
    Organizer: Municipality of Cappella Maggiore & Association “La Ruota”

  • “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development” Continuing Education Training Course on theoretical and historical approaches to Intangible Cultural Heritage (Salagon museum, Mane, France, 13-17 May 2024)
    Organizer: National Heritage Institute (Institut national du patrimoine – INP)

  • Annual Meeting of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (European Convention Center (ECCL), Luxembourg, 21-22 May 2024)
    Organizer: Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and the European Institute of Cultural Routes

  • “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: European cooperation and sustainable development”: 11th Training Academy on Cultural Routes (Brindisi, Italy, 4-7 June 2024) Organizer: European Institute of the Cultural Routes (EICR) & European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), carrier network of the Via Francigena, with the support of the Apulia region and the city of Brindisi, and in cooperation with the association “Brindisi e le Antiche Strade”

  • 12th Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Annual Advisory Forum (Visegrád, Hungary, 25–27 September 2024) Organizer: Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and the European Institute of Cultural Routes, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Innovation of Hungary and the Hungarian Open Air Museum
  • Annual Meeting of the member countries of the RECOMED Mediterranean Olive Oil Towns Network (Kalamata, Greece, 14 January 2023)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”

  • Seminar “European funding opportunities for cultural and creative institutions of the Peloponnese Region” (Kalamata, Greece, 15 February 2023)
    Organizer: Creative Europe Greece of the Department of International Relations & European Union of the Ministry of Culture & Sports

  • 5-day training seminar for trainers and managers of Council of Europe cultural routes, YOUTH4CULTURE ERASMUS+ (Kalamata, Greece, 27 February- 3 March 2023)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”

  • Local stakeholders meeting at the Leigh Fermor residence, on the topic: Mountain Trails and Opportunities for Ecotourism Development in Protected Areas, as part of the initiative ” Guardians of Nature: Promoting and restoring trails in the West Mani-Taygetos region” (Kardamili, Greece, 12 March 2023)
    Organizer: Greek Ecotourism Society (ELETOIK)

  • Workshop on “The contribution of culture to the social inclusion of people with disabilities and chronic diseases in the Peloponnese Region” (Kalamata, Greece, 27 March 2023)
    Organizer: Praxi AGHSILAOS PELOPONNESE

  • “Learning Villages, Cultural Heritage and Rural Landscape” (University of Peloponnese, Kalamata, Greece, 17-21 April 2023)
    Organizer: Time Heritage Association, Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) & partners

  • Work meeting of Italian and Greek partners (CNCA, PALMI KOINSEP, Cultural Foundation ” Routes of the Olive Tree”, The Garden of Lyssos, Kalamata Equestrian Club, FarmaFifa) (Kalamata, Greece, 19 April 2023)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree” & CNCA

  • General Assembly of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce & Presentation of the project “Value Chain – Routes of the Olive Tree” (Edessa, Greece, 5 May 2023)
    Organizer: Chamber of Commerce of Pella

  • 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference of the CLUSTER SERVAGRI project, Presentation of the cross-border tourist-cultural route ” Routes of the Olive Tree Italy-Tunisia ” (Syracuse, Italy, 11-13 May 2023)
    Organizer: Gal Eloro , INAT (Tunisia), APO Catania (Italy)

  • International Event, Discovering Hidden Mediterranean Destinations {Crossdev project} (Jabal Moussa, Lebanon, 17-18 May 2023)
    Organizer: CISP (COMITATO INTERNAZIONALE PER IL SVILUPPO DEI POPOLI)

  • Workshop for Developing LEBANON ROUTES OF THE OLIVE TREE (Lebanon, 19 May 2023)
    Organizer: Bchaaleh Noah’s Olive Trees

  • 9th Panhellenic Festival of Olive Oil and Table Olives of Kalamata (Kalamata, Greece, 27-28 May 2023)
    Organizer: Kalamata Agricultural Cooperative

  • 10th Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Training Academy (Perigueux, France 30 May 2023-2 June 2023)
    Organizer: Council of Europe & Prehistoric Rock Art Trails

  • 2nd Festival of Magganiako Messinia (Magganiako village, Greece, 3-4 June 2023)
    Organizer: Cultural Association of Manganiakites

  • YOUTH4CULTURE ERASMUS+ final Transnational meeting (Barcelona, Spain, 13-16 June 2023)
    Organizer: European Route of Jewish Heritage

  • Visit of French students to the Routes of the Olive Tree, from CY Cergy Paris Université/Dpt: Masters of European and International Studies-European Projects (Kalamata, Greece, 17 June 2023)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”

  • Meeting Oleoturismo Mediterraneo / Scientific meeting on “Oleotourism in the Mediterranean” (Matera, Basilicata, Italy, 23 June 2023)
    Organize: Associazione Nazionale Città dell’Olio

  • General Assembly of the RECOMED Mediterranean Olive Oil Towns Network (Matera Basilicata, Italy, 23 June 2023)
    Organizer: Associazione Nazionale Città dell’Olio

  • Event “VALUE CHAIN – TALKING CENTURY-OLD TREES” (Xironomi village, Greece, 30 July 2023)
    Organizer: Association of the Xironomians

  • 12th Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Annual Advisory Forum (Łódź, Poland, 20 – 22 September 2023)
    Organizer: Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and the European Institute of Cultural Routes, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

  • OLIVE4ALL Symposium – Olive tourism and development of innovative tourism products (Tomar, Oliveira do Hospital, Lamego & Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal, 4-7 October 2023)
    Organizer: Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, University of Madeira, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, University of Coimbra, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Polytechnic Institute of Beja, University of Avignon- France

  • 2023 General Assembly – XVI Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on the Phoenicians’ Route (Sardinia, Italy, 19-20 October 2023)
    Organizer: Phoenicians’ Route

  • Work meeting for the “Cultivating the Future” program (Kalamata, Greece, OTRoutes Headquarters, 18 October 2023)
  • Organizer: Coordinamento Nazionale Comunità di Accoglienza – CNCA, PALMI KOINSEP – Social Cooperative Enterprises & Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree” NEXT ROUTES ERASMUS+, Kick-off Meeting (Salzburg, Austria, 14 November 2023) Organizer: Phoenicians’ Route
  • Celebration of World Olive Day 2023: Informational exhibition, official presentation of a new collector’s edition, awarding of Points of Interest along “The Routes of the Olive Tree” (Mallorca, Spain, 18-19 November 2023) Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”, Municipality of Selva, Spain & Centro Unesco Mallorca

  • Town Twinning Between Türkiye and The EU – II for a Green Future “Olive Tree Cultivation in the Era of Climate Change: Tackling Future Impacts with Adaptation Strategies”: Kick-off meeting ([Online], 21 November 2023) Ornganizer: Edremit Municipality, Ajuntament de Selva, Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree”, Peloponnese University, Balıkesir University, Asociacion Intercambio Mallorca

  • “Festival of the Young Olive Oil”: Conference and competition of Olive Oil Tasting (Koper, Slovenia, 24 November 2023) Organizer: Municipality of Koper, Slovenia

  • “Kalamata: gastronomic destination based on the PDO Kalamata olive”, local community awareness event for World Olive Day (Kalamata, Greece, 26 November 2023) Organizer: Educational Center for Environment and Sustainability of Kalamata, Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”

  • Celebration of World Olive Day: Olive Oil Tasting – visit to the Salagon Museum and an olive grove (Salagon Museum, Mane, France, 26 November 2023) Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree” & Avignon University

  • Celebration of World Olive Day: Olive oil tasting and parallel events for the creation of a wider, national network dedicated to olive tourism (Portugal, 26 November 2023) Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree” & Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

  • Anniversary activities for the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO 2003) – 1st Meeting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Network: Discussing Intangible Cultural Heritage (Athens, Greece, 25-26 November 2023) Organizer: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage

  • INSULEUR Forum “Impacts of climate change on the Economies of European Islands, in Particular Tourism” (“Stavros Niarchos” Foundation, Athens, Greece, 1 December 2023) Organizer: Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the EU (INSULEUR) with the cooperation of the Islands Commission of the CPMR, the European Small Islands Federation (ESIN)

  • “Olea Mundi: Culture, Nature, Science”, conference dedicated to the world collection of olive trees “Olea Mundi” (Palazzo Ex-Fabbrica, Lugnano in Teverina, Italy, 2-3 December 2023) Organizer: Municipality of Lugnano in Teverina, Italy

  • “Sfax oléotour”, Participatory tourist tour, gastronomic olive oil route in the Sfax area, including olive harvesting, observation of traditional and modern olive oil production, olive oil tasting, crafts, local products and traditional confectionery, etc. (Sfax, Tunisia, 8-10 December 2023) Organizer: Institut Olivier de Sfax & GIP project

  • “Cluster Servagri”, Italy-Tunisia cooperation project, final event (Syracuse, Sicily, 11-12 December 2023) Organizer: Regional Department of Agriculture of the Sicilian Region

  • “Routes of the Olive Tree”, routes of intercultural dialogue & sustainable development”, Training seminar for the students of the Department of European Studies of the Aix-Marseille University (Aix-en-Provence, France, 15 December 2023) Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree” & Aix-Marseille University

  • ”L’olivier source d’inspiration”, 3rd edition of the international symposium (Djerba, Tunisia, 15-17 December 2023) Organizer: “Tazammourt” association

  • 2nd contest for students aged 10-14 “Kalamata Gastronomic Destination through the Kalamata Olive: is it possible?” (Kalamata, Greece, January 2022)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”
  • Cities 3.0, International Forum on the city of the future (Ioannina, Greece, 10-13 March 2022)
    Organizer: Anna Lindh Foundation
  • FABROUTES ERASMUS+ 4th Transnational Meeting (Erfurt, Germany, 5-6 April 2022)
    Organizer: Via Regia Cultural Route
  • Euro-Mediterranean Forum for Intercultural Dialogue in Lebanon (Lebanon, 20-23 April 2022)
    Organizer: Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, BTA (Bchaaleh Trails Association), Lebanese Ministry of Rural Development
  • YOUTH4CULTURE ERASMUS+, First international event: Kick off meeting and good practices exchange (Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain, 26-29 April 2022)
    Organizer: European Routes of Emperor Charles V
  • 7th Forum EUSAIR-All (Tirana, Albania 16-18 May 2022)
    Organizer: Co-organised by the European Commission, the Albanian EUSAIR Presidency
  • Seminars for students of the University of Peloponnese at the “Routes of the Olive Tree” Headquarters (Kalamata, Greece, OTRoutes Headquarters, 19 May 2022)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”
  • FABROUTES ERASMUS+ Transnational Training Workshops (Rimini, Italy 23-28 May 2022)
    Organizer: Centre for Advanced Tourism Studies (CAST) of the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
  • OLIVE4ALL International Conference: The olive tree heritage as a tool for sustainable development, modelling the communication process in local communities (Kalamata, Greece, 27-30 May 2022)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”
  • General Assembly of the Routes of the Olive Tree Network 2022, (Kalamata, Greece 28 May 2022)
    Organizer: OTRoutes Network / Routes of the Olive Tree Cultural Foundation
  • Training Academy 2022, (Fontainebleau, France 31 May – 3 June)
    Organizer: Impressionism Routes and the French Ministry of Culture
  • Cluster Servagri project, on-site visit to create a cross-border cultural route ” Routes of the Olive Tree” Italy – Tunisia (Tunisia, 12-16 July 2022)
    Organizer: Gal Eloro in collaboration with local stakeholders
  • “Faces and landscapes of Mani”, artistic photography exhibition by Yannis Kossivas (Stoupa, Mylo Indian Restaurant, 1 August-20 September 2022) 
  • Smart Village Leader Network (Finland, 6-9 September 2022)
    Organizer: Network of Cooperation of Municipalities of the Attica Islands
  • FABROUTES ERASMUS+ 5th & Final Transnational Meeting (Selinunte, Sicily, 20-21 September 2022)
    Organizer: The Phoenicians Route – La Rotta dei Fenici
  • Cluster Servagri project, on-site visit to create a cross-border cultural route “Routes of the Olive Tree” Italy – Tunisia (Sicily, 22-26 September 2022)
    Organizer: Gal Eloro in collaboration with local stakeholders
  • Annual Advisory Forum of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe 2022, (Chania, Crete 5-7 October 2022)
    Organizer: Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and the European Institute of Cultural Routes, in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism, the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Chania, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Chania, and the Historic Cafes Route
  • Work meeting for the “Cultivating the Future” program (Kalamata, Greece, OTRoutes Headquarters, 14 October 2022)
    Organizer: Coordinamento Nazionale Comunità di Accoglienza – CNCA, PALMI KOINSEP – Social Cooperative Enterprises & Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”
  • YOUTH4CULTURE ERASMUS+, Ideas market: Spreading, promoting and engaging the participation of local communities and youth in cultural heritage promotion (Faenza, Italy, 7-11 November 2022)
    Organizer: European Route of Ceramics
  • «Pareidolias de Tramontana», a photographic exhibition by Óscar Pipkin (La Sala Petita de la Fundació Sa Nostra de Palma, Mallorca, 15-26 November 2022)
  • Celebration of World Olive Day 2022, organisation of parallel events in Spain, Greece and Lebanon (26 November 2022)
    Organizer: Spain – Municipality of Selva, Lebanon – BTA (Bchaaleh Trails Association) , Greece – Cultural Foundation ” Routes of the Olive Tree”.
  • “GALA Dekatiano” events for young people for World Olive Day (Kalamata, Greece, 26 November 2022)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”
  • “GALA Dekatiano” Information Day for teachers & parents on the importance of using traditional products such as olive oil and table olives in the daily diet of students (Kalamata, Greece, 26 November 2022)
    Organizer: Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”
  • DéfisMed , international meetings on ecotourism in the Mediterranean (Nice, France, 6-8 December 2022)
    Organizer: DéfisMed
  • Participatory cultural training workshop for students, on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe / Management of Cultural Organisations (Athens, 20 Decemeber 2022)
    Organizer: University of Piraeus, Departments of Cultural Management and Tourism Marketing

  • THE ‘ROUTES OF THE OLIVE TREE’, POLICY LEARNING SEMINAR (Kalamata, 29/3/2021)
    Organizers: the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the OTRoutes Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree” Theme: information on policies in the tourism sector.
  • DIGITAL TRAINING AND DIGITAL CULTURAL CONTENT, organized by CoopSociety (Greece) on the topic of digitization of cultural data and digital education, key axes for the transition to a thriving information society (26/04/2021)
  • III OLEA INTERNATIONAL PROJECT NETWORKING EVENT, Information Workshop organised by Universidad de Jaen (Spain) (30/4/2021)
  • COVID-19 AND EURO-MED CIVIL SOCIETY, Workshop organized by the Center for International and European Studies (CIES), (5/5/2021)
  • MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND THE DOUBLE RECOGNITION OF ITS NUTRITIONAL AND CULTURAL VALUE, Webinar, 1/6/2021
    Organizer: Museum of European and Mediterranean Cultures MUCEM (Marseille), Edouard de Laubrie, President of the OTRoutes Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree”.
    Speakers : P. Bergeret (Director of the International Centre for Mediterranean Agronomic Studies – Montpellier (France), R. Capone (Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Bari (Italy) , Xavier Medina, Department of Health Sciences, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Nutrition, Culture and Development, Universidad de Catalunya, (Barcelona, Spain) and Sonia Mlayah Hamzaoui (Director of the Medina Museum of Tunis, Researcher at the National Institute of Cultural Heritage, Department of Museum Development (Tunis, Tunisia) , members of the Scientific Committee of the OTRoutes Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree”.
  • ‘EUROPEAN SPACES OF CULTURE’, Conference organised by EUNIC (European Union National Institues for Culture) and DG Education, Culture & Audiovisuel of the European Commission (1/6/2021)
  • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION “Pareidolias de Tramontana” by Oscar Pipkin
    June 2021, Selva de Mallorca (Spain)
    This is a collection of 36 photographs of over-aged olive trees, presenting another aspect of this rare natural wealth of the Tramontana region: the art of nature.
  • THE NATIONALITY OF THE OLIVE, CLIMATE CHALLENGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THEIR IMPACT ON OLIVE AGRICULTURE, participatory cultural training workshops for young people organised by the 3 members of the Scientific Committee of the OTRoutes Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree”, July 2021
  • IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON OIL PRODUCTION AND FOOD SAFETY IN THE ITALY-TUNISIA BORDER REGION, webinar organised by two Italian partners of 3 members of the Scientific Committee of the OTRoutes Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree”., GAL Eloro and SERVAGRI Observatory (3/9/2021)
  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE ROUTES OF THE OLIVE TREE NETWORK 2021, (Thessaloniki, Greece 12 September 2021)
    Organizer: OTRoutes Network / Routes of the Olive Tree Cultural Foundation