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PRODECA is involved in a number of European projects related to food and gastronomy, as well as to business competitiveness in European regions.This enables us to forge links to other European organisations, institutions, universities, public administrations, associations, local and national companies, and, more broadly, opinion leaders, who contribute to European policy-making. It is also an excellent opportunity to share knowledge with partners from other European countries with a view to boosting the competitiveness of Catalan agri-food companies.

Projects underway:




PROJECT NAME: EUropean REgions of GAstronomy Building resilience and creating economic growth (EUREGA).

EUROPEAN PROGRAMME IT IS PART OF: INTERREG https://www.interregeurope.eu/

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Gastronomy, local and regional food heritage is a common European cultural heritage, and as such also a major economic asset. Regional agro-food value chains and the cooperation they generate between various sectors including agriculture, tourism, hospitality, education etc. can have a serious positive impact on local development. Yet European regions of gastronomy are facing serious difficulties like losing their gastronomic uniqueness due to globalisation and underestimation of gastronomy as cultural heritage that needs to be protected. The 9 partners of the EUREGA project have realised that the specificity of the regional gastronomy and food sector requires appropriate public support to be translated into local and regional public policies. They are therefore working towards ensuring that food policies and development plans related to food and gastronomy are effective. 

EXPECTED RESULTS:  EUREGA's main objective is to have EU regional and national strategies and policies included and recognised as both a cultural asset and strong element in regional cultural identity. This should lead to creating stronger and more resilient regions by protecting and stimulating gastronomy as part of their cultural heritage and identifying new opportunities for economic development. 

PROJECT PERIOD: 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2022

LEAD PARTNER: Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

LEAD PARTNER: Province of Noord-Brabant (Netherlands)


ProAgria Pohjois-Savo (Finland)

Northern and Western Regional Assembly (Ireland)

Development Agency of South Aegean Region -READ S.A. (Greece)

Sibiu County Council (Romania)

Hajdú-Bihar County Government (Hungary)

Prodeca (Catalonia)

ADVISER: International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism - IGCAT (Catalonia)


PROJECT NAME: MD.net. Mediterranean Diet - When Brand Meets People


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The MD.net project addresses the opportunities of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) that are currently neglected and undeveloped.

EXPECTED RESULTS: The main objective is to explore the opportunities afforded by the MD in keeping with the UNESCO Convention on the Mediterranean Diet, which combines comprehensive concepts of the MD with innovative tools. The project will use traditional and creative measures and cooperation among interest groups to raise the economy of the MD to new quality levels.

PROJECT DURATION: From 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2022

LEAD PARTNER: Campania Region (Italy)

University of Algarve (Portugal)
Public institution RERA S.D. for the coordination and development of Split Dalmatia County (Croatia)
Crete Region (Greece)
Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technology of the University of Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Mediterranean Diet Foundation (Catalonia)
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Seville (Spain)
Emilia Romagna Region (Italy)
Institute for Integral Development Solutions-eZAVOD - (Slovenia)
Permanent Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Association of local and regional authorities (Italy)
Association of Albanian Municipalities (Albania)
Troodos development company (Cyprus)
Prodeca (Catalonia)