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PRESS RELEASE Tomorrow in Foggia the fourth meeting of the InnoNets project on the fight against food waste

Bari, 24 June 2019 - The fourth stage of the roadshow of the INNONETS project, promoted by the Puglia Region and ARTI, will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 25 June (10.30 - 15.00), in Foggia in the Sala Mazza of the Civic Museum (Via Gramsci, 17) Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation, in collaboration with Legacoop Puglia and Politechnic University of Bari, on the topic of combating food waste.


The initiative is part of a series of meetings that began in Brindisi, and then made a stop in Andria, Lecce and finally in Foggia, to deepen into regional programs and initiatives on reducing food waste, to get in touch with local actors committed daily to sustainability issues, orienting themselves between foodsharing, new economies of recovery and social innovation for a better sharing of resources.


The event of Foggia shall be attended by: Crescenzo Marino, director of the Research, Innovation and Institutional Capacity Section, who introduces the meeting with institutional greetings, Valeria Patruno, from ARTI, who will present the INNONETS project and its opportunities, together with Katia De Luca di Legacoop Puglia, and Emanuele Pepe, of the Active Social Inclusion and Innovation Section of the social networks of the Puglia Region, who will present programs and initiatives to support the reduction of food waste. The testimonies of the territorial area of ​​Foggia and the institutional coordination of Cerignola will be presented by Rino Pezzano. Also present will be Ester Fracasso, Festival Libando and Fabio Quitadamo, Banco Alimentare.


The events fall are implemented in the framework of the InnoNets project, funded by the Interreg VA European Territorial Cooperation Program Greece-Italy, which aims to encourage territorial cooperation in the agri-food sector between the Puglia Region and the Ionian Islands Region (in Greece): the idea is to focus on innovation facilitation processes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), pursued through thematic meetings involving research organizations, businesses, local government bodies and civil society.


Project partners, apart from the Ionian Islands Region (Greece) which is the leader, are the Corfu Chamber of Commerce, the Puglia Region - Department of Economic Development, Innovation, Education, Training and Work with the technical support of ARTI, the Polytechnic of Bari and the Regional League of Cooperatives and Mutua di Puglia (Italy). Associated partners are the Hellenic-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Thessaloniki and the University of Basilicata.


Other meetings within the project are scheduled for June 26 at the Polytechnic of Bari, where Urban Food Policy, that is food strategies for cities and islands, will be discussed, and June 27 in Taranto: in the latter, organized by Legacoop Puglia, innovation facilitators will meet agrifood companies.


A series of workshops will be held in July, which will see the Puglia Region and ARTI engaged on the themes of the circular economy and the fight against food waste on July 5 in Taranto and July 8 in Foggia, Legacoop on the theme of innovation in the SMEs of agriculture on July 10 in Lecce, and the Polytechnic of Bari on July 11 in Brindisi on the theme of sustainable cities and islands.



ARTI - Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation

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Puglia Region - Head of Communication of the Joint Secretariat

Carmela Sfregola +39 3493916007 [email protected]