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Multiplier event Burgas Free University - 24.09.2022

When and where it took place?

The multiplier event in the framework of the EuRiCa project took place on September 24 at the Conference Hall of the “P. Yavorov” Library (Burgas, Bulgaria).
The EuRiCa project multiplier event in Burgas, Bulgaria was attended by 27 participants a total. The event was attended by 24 representatives from 13 organisations from the whole country, which are not involved in the project. 3 representatives from the project partner organisations who are not included in the project team also took part in the event.
The event strictly followed the agenda prepared for the purpose.
To participate in the event were invited:
• representatives of cultural organisations – museums, libraries, community centres, associations, etc.
• representatives of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
• representatives of Municipality of Burgas..
• representatives of Higher Education Institutions;
• representatives of the secondary schools in the town.
Participants Overview:
The participants at the multiplier event of the EuRiCa project were representatives of the municipality responsible for the culture and tourism sectors, representatives of cultural organisations, experts from research institutes, university lecturers, teachers from vocational schools, people from the creative industry connected to tourism and cultural heritage.

Target Audience Description:
The target audience of the multiplier event of the EuRiCa project was individuals and groups interested in preserving and promoting traditional European ritual cuisine. They were primarily individuals associated with cultural organizations, policymakers from the Municipality of Burgas responsible for culture and tourism, representatives of the academic society in the country, representatives of vocational schools in Burgas, and tourism-related individuals.
The event was organized to present the project's outcomes and disseminate the intellectual outputs that were produced throughout the lifetime of the project.
Implementation Overview:
The implementation of the EuRiCa project multiplier event included a series of presentations and practical demonstrations. The main topics covered at the conference were:
The Materials, Outcomes and Results Presented:
The project's team presented the project in terms of its main aims and objectives, partnership, methodology, main working modules and intellectual outputs. Special focus was put on the materials, outcomes, and results of the EuRiCa project such as the Digitization procedure proposed by the EURICA project and the Methodological step-by-step guide for digital presentation and preservation of ritual cuisine recipes in a global and long-term perspective. Finally, a special accent was put on the training course “Digital presentation and preservation of Europe ritual cuisine”. The participants were introduced to the overall concept and philosophy of the course. A demonstration of the virtual learning environment and the provided opportunities for flexible learning was presented to the attendees.

How the Multiplier Events Supported Sharing and Dissemination of the Produced Intellectual Outputs:
The multiplier event of the EuRiCa project aimed to share and disseminate the project's intellectual outputs among the target audience. The multiplier event included seminars, demonstrations, and open discussions aiming to improve the awareness of the participants regarding the importance of the digitization and preservation of ritual cuisine as part of the process of developing a European cultural identity.
Overall, the final conference of the EuRiCa project was a success in terms of achieving its goals. The presentations and practical demonstrations provided valuable information to the target audience, and the digital resources developed through the project will serve as an important tool for preserving traditional European ritual cuisine. The project's team, along with the target audience, demonstrated their enthusiasm for preserving traditional cuisine, and the traditional regional snacks with the presentation of traditional recipes served as a fitting end to the conference.
In general, the multiplier event of the EuRiCa project proved to be successful in accomplishing its objectives. The speeches, informative materials distributed among the delegates, and the demonstrations equipped the intended audience with valuable knowledge regarding the digitization of intangible cultural heritage and, more specifically ritual cuisine recipes. The project team, in conjunction with the intended audience, expressed their enthusiasm to preserve ritual cuisine recipes, which are significant markers of our ethnocultural identities. After the wrap-up speech of the project coordinator, the event ended with a Cocktail.
What was the impact of the project at the local and national level in your country? Please provide qualitative and quantitative indicators.

The impact of the project regarding the preservation of cultural heritage is significant, as it has made it easier and more lasting to pass on customary knowledge and customs to future generations. By mastering the technique of digitalizing and preserving ritual recipes, we guarantee that these valued traditions will not fade away with time and will remain shareable and enjoyable for individuals across the globe. Digital recipes, unlike conventional paper-based ones, have a lower probability of being misplaced or harmed and can be readily exchanged and dispersed across multiple platforms and devices.
Furthermore, digitization can aid in fostering cultural exchange and comprehension. By rendering recipes accessible in diverse languages, we can disseminate our customs with individuals from distinct cultures and regions of the world, and advance greater admiration and deference for cultural diversity.

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