The Closing Conference of the GASTROTOP project was held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in Kapošvar at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Science (MATE), which was attended by representatives of all partner organizations on the project, students and representatives of the Joint Technical Secretariat, and representatives of the MATE University administration.

The project started on June 1, 2021, and its implementation lasted 16 months. The total value of the project was EUR 291,243, and the general goal of the project was to improve the availability of educational platforms in the new interdisciplinary domain – food (gastro) tourism, which is based on new trends in demand for different categories of food. The main objectives of the project were the development and implementation of informal educational programs for food (gastro) tourism, while the purpose of the project was to develop comprehensive educational support for food producers and food preparation service providers that will facilitate the demand for new special dietary needs of the market.

At the final conference, Silvija Jerčinović, the project manager, presented the activities related to the entire project, while all partners presented to the audience the activities that they carried out within the project.

In addition to achieving the set goals and outputs, the project contributed to the improvement of students’ competences and their position on the labour market, as well as to the local community in terms of directing them to take advantage of business opportunities and consequently increasing well-being (increase in investment, new jobs, stable sources of income, etc.). In the end, it turned out that such research and application projects are welcome, considering their multiple effects on all involved stakeholders and the local community.

Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia Co-operation Programme 2014-2020

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