Meeting for the Protection and Promotion of the Mediterranean Diet
The Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO organizes a coordination meeting for the protection and promotion of the Mediterranean Diet, between the member states which proposed inscription of the element on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Τhe Mediterranean Diet was inscribed for the first time on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010 and comprised four states: Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain. Since then, several initiatives were launched at the local, national and regional level. The increased interest for the Mediterranean Diet led to the enlargement of the network and the submission of a new multinational nomination file in 2012, with the participation of three more states: Croatia, Cyprus and Portugal. The inscription of the element in its revised form was approved by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which met in Baku, Azerbaijan (2 - 7 December 2013).
The meeting will take place in Agros, 28-29 April 2014, and will offer an opportunity to exchange views regarding measures that can be implemented for the protection and promotion of the Mediterranean Diet. The meeting will also provide a platform for experts to discuss good practices and existing programmes, which can be enhanced through cooperation. Each delegation is expected to give a presentation about programmes in their country and refer to any measures planned to be implemented at the national or regional level.