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Eurica Project Newsletter 2

Issue 22, July 2021

EuRiCa in short…

For hundreds of years, traditional ritual food has been an important ethnocultural trait for different nationalities. Characteristic of any ethnic group, its foods were also a product of its folklore and religious traditions. In modern times, as links between different nationalities become more accessible, there is a serious "modernization" of traditional cuisine. Through the internet, the cuisine of the peoples from all over the world is accessible by anyone, whether resident in a small village or in a city. The phenomenon of unification of the kitchen and commercialization of holidays (when it is mainly the preparation of traditional ritual food) is increasingly occurring.
EuRiCa Project strives to contribute and foster the preservation of the ritual cuisine, its ethnocultural traits, as well as the folklore and traditions connected with it via the development of a methodology for digitization and creation of digital representations of ritual recipes which to be integrated into the virtual culture space of Europe and thus to be accessible globally.

EuRiCa Intellectual Output 1…..

After the online kick-off meeting that opened the works of the Consortium, all the partners started working on the intellectual Output 1 or the drafting of a methodological guide for the digitization of ritual recipes in order to safeguard European cuisine and its intangible heritage.
The development of the first product of the Project was structured as follows:

1. An initial survey and documentary research was carried out in order to acquire the skills, knowledge and skills necessary for the registration, preparation and publication of digital presentations of ritual food recipes;

2. A National Report was then drawn up by each partner which was then merged into an International Report in which the data collected during the survey and research were analyzed.
3. On the basis of the International Report, a step-by-step methodological guide was written in which a detailed description of the procedures and methods to be used for digitizing the ritual recipes was provided.

Intellectual Output 1 has been Concluded !!

EuRiCa Intellectual Output 2……

As regards the second project product, an analysis of the training needs was carried out which each partner administered to a minimum of 25 external beneficiaries between C-Vet and Vet and other stakeholders.
We are waiting for the results!

Next Steps…..

The next step? It will be the realization of an e-course that will develop on the basis of the guidelines relating to digitisation and the recommendations regarding the didactic tools and educational approaches that emerged from the analysis of training needs.
And then……

• O3 Presentation channels. A collection of digitized ritual recipes from all partner countries to be established and published on the YouTube Channel Project
• O4 Recommendations how to use methods, knowledge and skills in different domains. A report will be developed focusing on the portability of the developed methodology to the digitization of other types of cultural heritage objects.

EuRiCa partners....

• Burgaski Svoboden Universitet (BG) - Coordinator
• Kulturverein Blaues Fenster (AT)
• Universidade Portucalense Infante D Henrique-Cooperativa De Ensino Superior CRL (PT)
• Latvijas Etnografiskais Brivdabas Muzejs (LV)
• Municipio de Lousada (PT)
• Regional Historical Museum Burgas (BG)
• Speha Fresia Soc. Coop. (IT)

This project will be implemented in the period 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2022

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