KAIMAK / Kaimaktsalan Gastronomy Routes

Acronym: KAIMAK
Project title: Kaimaktsalan Gastronomy Routes
Priority axis: 1. Enhancement of cross-border economic development
Measure: 1.3 Promote Sustainable Tourism
Overall Lead Partner &
Financial Lead Partner 1:
Municipality of Edessa
Financial Lead Partner 2: Municipality of Kavadarci
Budget: 248.928,00 €

The KAIMAK project is designed with the aim to exploit similar characteristics, common challenges and opportunities in the cross-border area and especially between the regions of Edessa and Kavadarci. The main objective of the project is to enhance convergence in the cross-border area, by promoting sustainable local development and by assisting co-operation on addressing common challenges in food and tourism sector.

The target group of the project includes a large number of institutions, affiliated organizations, SMEs (in agro-food and tourism sector), entrepreneurs and other stakeholders.

The main activities of this project involve the following:

  • The creation of the “House of Taste” in Edessa and Kavadarci, with the aim to promote the cross-border gastronomy culture and support the food and tourism sector.
  • The creation of a Gastronomy Information Centre in Edessa.
  • The implementation of ecology and health interactive applications.
  • The organization of two eco-gastronomy expositions; the “Blossom and Cherry Festival” in Edessa and the “Wine Festival” in Kavadarci.
  • The implementation of dissemination activities, such as the gastronomy guide of God Dionysus Bacchus, a trilingual website, bilateral events and publications.
Project details:
Call No: F1
Protocol No: 4319
Signature date of the Overall Contract: 02/02/2012
Signature date of the Grant Contract: 22/03/2012
Signature date of the subsidy contract:
Subsidy Code: P009-2012
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