candidatura

Institutional Partners

The resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 71/2014 of December 1st created the Steering Group for the Safeguarding and Promotion of the Mediterranean Diet.

It comprises representatives of different public and private entities with responsibilities in this field such as:

Supports

Entities which formally undersigned the support to the nomination of the Mediterranean Diet to Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO including Portugal and Tavira representative community:

Representative Communities

The nomination of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) approved by UNESCO in 2013 involved in addition to the proposing States seven representative communities: Sória (Spain), Koroni (Greece), Cilento (Italy), Chefchaouen (Morocco), Agros (Cyprus), Brac e Hvar (Croatia) and Tavira (Portugal).
 

Inscription

ON DECEMBER 4TH, 2013, THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET WAS DECLARED INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY BY UNESCO, DURING THE INTERGOVERNAMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING IN BAKU (AZERBAIJAN).

This transnational nomination was undersigned by seven states with millennial Mediterranean cultures: Portugal (Tavira), Cyprus (Agros), Croatia (Hvar e Brac), Greece (Koroni), Spain (Soria), Italy (Cilento) and Morocco (Chefchaouen). 

UNESCO

 
UNESCO – UNITED NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION.
 
UNESCO was founded in November 16th, 1945, right after the end of World War II.
It was necessary to prevent a new war tragedy to happen again and UNESCO was equipped with peaceful and intelligent “weapons”: education science and culture.
 

Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was approved in Paris in October 17th, 2003 during the 32nd General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO.

The 2003 Convention has various goals:

a) The safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage;

Transnational Nomination

 
The transnational nomination of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity has the following goals:
 
- The protection and sharing of a millennial cultural heritage and its extension to other Mediterranean countries;
- The transfer of knowledge and expertise to the future generations;