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Greece undertakes the coordination of the Mediterranean Diet after the inscription in UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Upon the completion of negotiation rounds headed by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic, Greece has been assigned the coordinating role of the Network of the seven Member Countries subscribed to the Mediterranean Diet in UNESCO's representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015. At an intergovernmental meeting held in Agros, Cyprus, on 28-29 April 2014, which was attended by the National Committee of UNESCO, the proposal of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic to undertake the coordination of the Network was adopted. November 16 has been set as the Flagship Day to celebrate the Mediterranean Diet.

The Ministry has assigned, as the coordination point, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh/CIHEAM), which has the necessary scientific and research expertise to undertake joint actions and initiatives, both to preserve and disseminate the values of the Mediterranean Diet.

This effort of the Greek government and specifically the Ministries of Rural Development & Food, and Culture & Sport, regarding the need for a coordination tool, was launched in 2011, immediately after the recognition by UNESCO of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage, following the submission of a portfolio to the UNESCO Committee. On the Greek side, Koroni in Messinia was chosen as the flagship of the Community, an area rich in agricultural products such as olive oil, olives, wine, raisins, figs, a large variety of vegetables, herbs and aromatic plants. The Member Countries and Emblematic Communities of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage are Koroni (Greece), Brač and Hvar (Croatia), Agros (Cyprus),  Cilento (Italy), Chefchaouen (Morocco), Tavira (Portugal) and Soria (Spain).

To celebrate the success of Greece taking on the coordinating role of the Mediterranean diet, the Minister of Rural Development and Food, Prof. Athanasios Tsaftaris said: “As a Ministry and as the Greek Presidency of the EU Council, we attach particular importance to European agricultural diversity. A distinctive aspect of this EU agricultural biodiversity is the Mediterranean diet as a result of sustainable agriculture, which plays a central role to both farmers and local communities, forming common traditions and customs associated with agricultural production, but also keeping the particular characteristics of each site. This success marks the beginning of coordinated actions and initiatives from the seven countries, with the aim of preserving and disseminating the values of the Mediterranean Diet.”

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SIGNING OF COOPERATION PROTOCOLS

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SIGNING OF COOPERATION PROTOCOLS BETWEEN CIHEAM- MAICh and THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCE & EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS OF HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY,   and between CIHEAM – MAICh and THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY OF HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY  at the educational, scientific, research and administrative levels

The Director of CIHEAM-MAICh, Dr. George Baourakis, the Dean of the School of Health Science & Education at Harokopio University, Professor Demosthenes Panagiotakos, and Associate Professor in Geographic Information Systems and Applied Geography at Harokopio University, Christos Halkias signed Cooperation Protocols referring to the educational, scientific, research and administrative levels of the operation of the Academic Institutions. These Cooperation Protocols focus on five distinct dimensions of objectives and actions: 

  1. the promotion of teaching and research at University Institutions,
  2. the development of educational and cultural exchanges between Institutions, with special support for studies at the PhD level,
  3. the networking of their research laboratories and sharing of infrastructure and expertise,
  4. the shaping of institutional frameworks that facilitate and promote research in various areas, and
  5. the continuous improvement of the functioning of the Institutions.

It is also agreed that joint actions and initiatives be undertaken, both to preserve and disseminate the values of the Mediterranean Diet.

The signing of these two protocols is of particular importance because of the close ties that characterize the departments involved in the two institutions, as well as the common parameters and concerns that they share. The strengthening of cooperation between the two institutions aims for this cooperation to be long-term in nature.

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Junicoast - Best Life Nature Project 2014!

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LIFE project “Junicoast” coordinated by CIHEAM-MAICh selected as one of the BEST LIFE NATURE PROJECTS for the year 2014

The JUNICOAST (LIFE07NAT/GR/000296) project entitled: “Actions for the conservation of coastal dunes with Juniperus spp. in Crete and the South Aegean” (Greece), coordinated by the CIHEAM-MAICh, has been selected as one of the 13 “Best LIFE Nature projects” across Europe following the evaluation of the year 2014.

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The Chef of CIHEAM-MAICh goes to China

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We are proud to announce that we have been honoured by the Hoteliers
Association of Chania-Crete with a distinct invitation extended towards the
Chef of CIHEAM-MAICh  for  a trip to China, where he will demonstrate the
Mediterranean and Cretan Diet, in a number of cities through the Sheraton
Hotel group. In this way, CIHEAM-MAICh will be helping to disseminate the
advantages of the Mediterranean Diet.

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QIGONG WORKSHOP

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25 - 30 April 2015
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No of participants: 30

Organiser: Tsobanoglou Genevieve

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COBWEB project meeting

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11 - 12 May 2015
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No of Participants: 70
Organiser: Mrs. Wendy MacAdie

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ECCE MICHIGAN EXAMINATIONS

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23 May 2015
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No of participants: 420

Organiser: Hellenic American Union

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ECPE MICHIGAN EXAMINATIONS

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24 May 2015
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No of participants: 280

Organiser: Hellenic American Union

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International Food Marketing Research Symposium 2015

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18 - 19 June 2015
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The Institute of Food Product Marketing (IFPM) provides a conference forum for discussion and communication of food marketing academic research internationally.

The IFPM was founded by Drs. Mark Lang and John Stanton to host conferences in various locations around the world in order to provide a dedicated, regular forum where academic food marketers can meet to present their research in various stages of development (from working papers to completed papers) to advance the discipline of academic food marketing.

IFPM conferences welcome multidisciplinary research from quantitative and qualitative methodologies, consumer behavior and management perspectives, and the study of the entire food marketing process.

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2nd General Assembly Meeting of the “AGFORWARD” project

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24 - 26 June 2015
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No of Participants: Approximately 70
Organiser: Dr. Anastasia Pantera

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Hot Topics in Imaging Technology-TOPIM-TECH

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28 June 2015 - 01 July 2015
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No of participants: 90

Organiser: European Society for Molecular Imaging -ESMI

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Summer School on "Experimental Auctions: Theory and Applications in Food Marketing and Consumer Preferences Analysis”

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07 - 14 July 2015
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Organizers: University of Bologna
Number of participants:25-30

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Title: Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics CRETE 2015

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11 - 16 July 2015
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No of Participants: 180
Organiser: Athens University of Economics and Business

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GREEK STOCHASTICS ZETA: ‘’Statistical Sequential Learning’’

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11 - 13 July 2015
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No of participants: 60

Organiser: Petros Dellaportas AUEB (Greek Stochastics)

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LEADERS FOR OUR FUTURE

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14 - 31 July 2015
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Organizer: International Academy for Advanced Studies

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146th EAAE Seminar

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15 - 16 July 2015
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MAICh
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No of Participants: 80 approx.
Organiser: Agricultural University of Athens

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T.I.A.A.S. 2015

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19 July 2015 - 07 August 2015
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No of participants: 35

Organizer: International Academy for Advanced Studies

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Open GIS Symposium and Summer School 2015

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20 - 24 July 2015
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No of participants: 30

Organiser: Aegean University, MAICh (Chariton Kalaitzidis)

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ALUMNI REUNION (TIAAS, IIPES, Leaders For Our Future, YATA & more)

Date:
22 - 28 July 2015
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Organizer: The International Center for Leading Studies

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CHANIA – MED FORUM 2015

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23 - 25 July 2015
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Organizer: T.I.C.L.S. in cooperation with M.A.I.C.H.

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SUMMER SCHOOL ON GREEK LANGUAGE

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31 - 07 July 2015
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No of participants: 30

Organizer: Vincent Dolle, Thodoris Papaioannou

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MAICh Alumni gathering 21st of August 2015

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21 - 30 August 2015
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On line registration is open. Please visit the following URL to register online:

http://confer.maich.gr/registrations/alumni

 

"MAICh" Alumni Gathering

21 August 2015

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT”

 

The idea of this gathering is to bring in contact as many former MAICh graduates as possible in order to establish a network among them, as well as to rekindle memories.
On the 21st August 2015, at 20:00p.m, MAICh will organize a Cretan Night (reunion dinner) at its expense, with an orchestra and dancers.

There is also the suggestion of the organization of a session with short presentations by any of you that would like to promote or inform the rest of MAICh’s graduates about your occupation or Institution, or whatever you feel that you would like to share with the rest of us.

This session will be arranged for the 21st August before the Cretan Night. If the interest for presentations is high then we will start them on the morning of this day.

Please state, through the online registration system, whether you wish to present something, and the title of your presentation.

By the 15th of February 2015, there will be operating an online registration system where all of you can register and book your accommodation at the MAICh premises.

Accommodation

For the first time, accommodation at the MAICh premises will be available to people that are not visiting the Institute for educational purposes or as collaborators.
This gives you the opportunity to visit Chania in the high season with a low budget. The cost of the rooms per day, only for the former students of MAICh (and their families), on a full board basis*, is settled at:
25€ for a single room
35€ for a double/twin room

50€ for a family room (4 persons) - an extra person in the family room will be charged at 15€/day

Reservation Guarantee / Cancellation Fee / Booking Deadline

A deposit for the 1st night's stay must be paid through the online registration system as a guarantee.

Cancellations of reservations 5 days prior to participant's arrival: a full refund will apply.
Cancellations of reservations up to 2 days prior to participant’s arrival: a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of one night’s accommodation will apply.

*Meals will be served during the working hours of the restaurant of MAICh.

There is no deadline for room reservations. Rooms will be booked and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. So please don’t be late!.
The conference secretariat must be notified in writing of any cancellations of accommodation, by email: confer@maich.gr, otherwise no refund will be made.
Refunds will be available after the end of the event.

 

"MAICh" Alumni Gathering

21 August 2015

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT”

Experience the latest student life at MAICh

Join the Cretan Night offered by MAICh to all participants and former students, for an unforgettable reunion.

Exchange your experiences over the years while you were away from MAICh.

Download the invitation letter here (PDF - MsWord)

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3rd MRE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

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26 - 28 August 2015
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No of participants: 150

Organizer: Dr Imran Patel

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Last update: Apr 01, 2015