Kick off meeting
The official launch of the CENTRAL MARKETS project took place on September 17 in Venice in the suggestive location of the Former Church of Santa Marta.
The event was opened by Venice Deputy Mayor for Commerce and Urban Quality Ms. Carla Rey, who welcomed the audience. Paola Ravenna, Manager of European and International Policies, City of Venice gave a brief introduction regarding main project themes, objectives, expected results, partners and foreseen actions.
The presence of almost all project partners who gave their introductory presentations: bodies, mission and role in the project and local stakeholders from the whole Veneto Region resulted in a highly successful kick-off meeting. The Lead Partner was also pleased to welcome the Head of Central Europe JTS, Mr. Luca Ferrarese who gave an overall view of the Programme's current achievements and future perspectives and expectations towards CENTRAL MARKETS project.
The afternnon session was dedicated to making and keeping contacts with other market-related projects in order to exchange best practices and lessons learnt; partners from MARAKANDA, URBACT MARKETS projects and MED-EMPORION NETWORK presented their projects aims, activities and results.
The meeting ended with a visit to Santa Marta Farmer’s market where all participants had a taste of local products: wine, cheese, bread and cakes.