A cross-disciplinary, transnational and participative approach to Alpine food cultural heritage

Identification and Inventory of Alpine Food Intangible Cultural Heritage

We realised a transnational 150 entry inventory of the extraordinarily diverse Alpine food cultural heritage. It shows how agriculture, food, productive landscape and economical aspects all stem from the same set of Alpine core values and thus contributes to make a transnational Alpine identity emerge. 

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1 - Inventory to identify single elements of Intangible Alpine Food Heritage

The online community-based inventory describes significants elements of Alpine Food heritage. Inventorying has been implemented in a large Alpine Space area in four languages. It is publicly accessible in order to encourage creativity in the communities where expressions and practices originate. It is the base upon which to formulate concrete plans of safeguarding. It increases public access to open digital cultural contents. 

Inventory entries are being published on using the tags "AlpFoodway" and "Alpine diet"

 2 - Inquiry to identify Alpine Food Heritage value chain

​The socio-Cultural Inquiry helps develop a common understanding of the Alpine Food Heritage into different Alpine Space territories, reinforce the transnational Alpine identity and develops safeguarding policies on Alpine foodways as Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

Find all the interviews of the AlpFoodway inquiry on the AlpFoodway Youtube Channel  

3 - Community rights and Intangible Cultural Heritage intellectual property

We studied the ethical and legal issues related to the Alpine food heritage, paying attention to the interaction between different regulatory levels, the social use of land and property, the definition of collective Intellectual Property Rights suitable for food heritage chains and measures to reduce the risk of illegal exploitation and favour the sustainable commercialisation of Intangible Cultural Heritage.