On 25th and 26th October, the first meeting of the REALMed project took place. The meeting was divided into two parts. On Thursday, the stakeholders meeting and on Friday, a meeting with project partners.
The REALMed project is dealing with pursuing authenticity and valorization of Mediterranean traditional products. It involves partners from 6 Mediterranean countries: Italy, Morocco Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and Tunisia. Slovenian part of the project deals with pursuing authenticity and valorization of Slovenian Truffles.
Since the majority of stakeholders dealing with truffle production come from the coast, the first set of meetings i.e. a stakeholders meeting took place in Truške village in the vicinity of the most famous white truffle sites in Slovenia — river Dragonja. In addition to the project partners, the meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food; the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport; and local truffle producers.
Friday’s meeting was held in the lecture room of the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Reactor Center in Podgorica. This part represented a meeting of project partners where to-date work was presented, the course of work was discussed and plans for the future work were prepared.