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MULTIPLIER EVENT - Municipality of Lousada - 24.02.2023

When and where it took place?

The multiplier event took place on 24 February 2023 in the city of Lousada, Portugal, the city where all the project activities took place.
Event organized by the Municipality of Lousada with the support of Universidad Portucalense.
A poster was created to publicize the event. An Agenda was created with the speeches of the speakers and the title of their speech.
53 people took part in the event, three of whom were part of the project staff. The 50 external participants in the project are all representatives of local businesses, exponents of culture and representatives of the local administration.
The event began at 14:00 and finished at 16:30.
The Municipality of Lousada, as a privileged partner with local schools, has decided to invite the students and teachers responsible for the professional culinary course at one of the district's schools to participate in this event. They will have the opportunity to share their experiences and learnings with the other participants. The testimony of these young people is important to highlight their passion for and preservation of local gastronomy. Overall, culinary courses can be an important tool for preserving traditional recipes, techniques, and ingredients. By teaching students about the history and cultural significance of traditional recipes, as well as techniques for preserving and incorporating them into modern cuisine, culinary courses can help to ensure that these recipes continue to be enjoyed and passed down to future generations.

Participants Overview:
The participants at the final conference of the EuRiCa project were primarily members of cultural associations, students of vocational schools, course trainees, people connected to tourism, heritage and teachers. The target audience was people interested in the preservation of ritual cuisine and its cultural significance.

Target Audience Description:
The target audience of the final conference 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, students in vocational schools, and tourism-related individuals. The event was organized to present the project's outcomes and disseminate the intellectual outputs that were produced throughout the two-year project.

Implementation Overview:
The implementation of the final conference of the EuRiCa project included a series of presentations and practical demonstrations of traditional recipes. The main topics covered in the conference were:

The Materials, Outcomes and Results Presented:
The project's team presented the materials, outcomes, and results of the EuRiCa project at the conference. They discussed the challenges they faced, their research findings, and the processes they used to develop digital resources that could help preserve traditional European ritual cuisine. The project team shared information about the digital presentation and preservation of traditional recipes, along with the importance of documenting and preserving traditional cuisine for future generations.

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 workshops, training sessions, and seminars aimed at providing the target audience with practical knowledge and skills to promote traditional European ritual cuisine. The conference was a culmination of the project, and it provided an opportunity to share the final project's results with the target audience. Practical demonstrations of traditional recipes were also provided at the conference, which helped to showcase the project's intellectual outputs.

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.

What was the impact of the project at the local and national level in your country? Please provide qualitative and quantitative indicators.

This project has had a profound impact on our culture, as it has facilitated the transmission of traditional knowledge and practices to future generations in a more accessible and enduring way. By learning to digitize and preserve ritual recipes, we are ensuring that these cherished traditions are not lost over time and can continue to be shared and enjoyed by people all over the world.
One of the most significant advantages of digitizing recipes is that it allows us to store them in digital formats such as video, audio, text, or images that can be easily accessed and consulted. Unlike traditional paper-based recipes, digital recipes are less likely to get lost or damaged, and can be easily shared and distributed across various platforms and devices. This means that recipes can be preserved for a longer time and can be accessed by a wider audience.
Moreover, digitization also enables us to translate recipes into different languages, which can help to promote cultural exchange and understanding. By making recipes available in different languages, we can share our traditions with people from different cultures and regions of the world, and promote greater appreciation and respect for cultural diversity.
Preserving ritual recipes is particularly important because many of these traditions are passed down orally from one generation to the next, and can be easily lost if not documented in some way. Digitization allows us to capture and preserve these recipes, ensuring that they are not forgotten and can continue to be passed on to future generations.
In summary, the digitization and preservation of ritual recipes is vital for the preservation of our cultural heritage, as it allows us to safeguard our traditions and share them with a wider audience. By embracing digital technologies, we can ensure that these cherished traditions are not lost over time and can continue to inspire and enrich the lives of people all over the world.

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