The trend of rural depopulation faced by many European countries and regions, is generating areas considered “Empty Europe”, who upfront specific and related demographic and economic challenges and a lack of public services. At the same time, these territories have a rich culinary heritage, gastronomy and/or food production, which at the same time can generate opportunities.
SAGA aims to contribute to reducing inequalities, ensure economic recovery and inclusive and sustainable long-term growth through a co-creation and collaborative focus, engaging all relevant stakeholders, develop and validate a training programme for populations living in “Empty Europe”, but who at the same time have a rich culinary heritage and/or food production. The project develops and evaluates an innovative training programme for those living in these types of rural areas, addressing their pressing issues such as unemployment and economic and social revitalisation, giving them the knowledge, competences and skills to develop social enterprises in gastronomic, food and culinary heritage fields.

South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency – Hungary (LP)
EOLAS S.L. – Spain
Business Innovation Center Innobridge – Bulgaria
Fundatia Centrul Educational Spektrum – Romania
Kontakt Szervezetfejleszto es Tanacsado Kft. – Hungary

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Financial support: European Commission, Erasmus + Programme
Duration: 1st of October 2020 - 30th of September 2022
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website and all its contents reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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