The Association of Albanian Municipalities, within the project MD.net, organized the first of national courses on the Mediterranean Diet - an opportunity for local development. The first meeting was held on 17 July 2020 in the pilot area of Zadrima, Lezhe.
The aim was to provide participants with knowledge on the Mediterranean Diet, as well as the promotion of tradition, gastronomy, natural landscape, cultural heritage, tourism; where sustainable agricultural, livestock, fisheries and gastronomy patterns are linked to regional development, which increases socio-economic opportunities, especially in rural areas.
Participants came from local public authorities (Lezha Municipality), academia (professional schools), tourism organizations and business operators.
AAM will extend the two remaining trainings in municipalities of Shkodra and Tirana to enlarge the stakeholders database. The second session of the course is planned to be held in Tirana on July 23rd 2020 at 10:00 (GMT+2).