AlpFoodway works to preserve traditional foodways and turn them into assets for sustainable local development at a scale – the entire Alps – never attempted before.
- Raise awareness that Alpine food heritage is an asset for peripheral AS areas and can become a driver for sustainable development both at the local and EUSALP level, if sustained by appropriate policies.
- Develop innovative approaches for passing on traditional know how and for marketing mountain products and related experiences.
- Establish new ways to manage cultural contents online.
- Let a transnational Alpine identity based on traditional food heritage emerge.
- Lay the bases for seeking UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status for Alpine food traditions.
To reach these goals he project has carried out four different activities through an innovative, cross-disciplinary, grassroots approach:
- Inventory of Alpine foodways and identification of means of legal protection
- Research on how to best valorise food culture
- Development of new formats and tools to transmit customs and traditional know how
- Community empowerment and creation of transnational networks
In addition, there are two activities that cut across all the others: