The Adriatic Olive Grove: Risk prevention, Sustainability, Learning

Priority and Measure
Measure 2.2 - Natural and cultural resource management and prevention of natural and technological risks
Priority 2 - Natural and cultural resources and risk prevention
EUSAIR Pillars
Environmental quality
Type of Project
Georgios Papaioannou
Interviewee role
Project Manager
Ionian University
E-mail /
+30 697492460
Project website
Budget in euros


Role Name City Country Contact person Email / website
Lead Partner Ionian University Corfu Greece Georgios Papaioannou /
Partner 1 Agricultural University of Tirana Tirana Albania Professor Bari Hodaj
Partner 2 Province of Rimini Rimini Italy Sauro Sarti  

Project Description


Project description

The “Adriatic Olive Grove: Risk Prevention, Sustainability, Learning” project was co-funded by the European Union and the Greek state. The project collected, worked on, analyzed, made available and promoted all types of information (agricultural, technical, financial, legal, nutritional, historical, archival, cultural, other) on the Adriatic olive grove and olive products, as well as their potential, problems and solutions. The first two years (2011 and 2012) were research oriented. Works in the last year focused on promotion and dissemination of results especially in the local communities, including a number of events, such as workshops, seminars, an international congress, student competitions, painting exhibition, online free-access courses.

What has been done during the Project in order to achieve its main goal/s?

The first two years of the AOGRPSL project were research oriented. During this time the project partners  collected, worked on, analyzed, made available and promoted all types of information (agricultural, agrotouristical, problems and olive grove diseases, waste management, flora and fauna, risk analysis, etc) on the Adriatic olive grove and olive products, as well as all relevant potentials, problems and solutions. A number of studies related to the Adriatic olive grove and olive related issues were produced. These studies offered in print and online (leaflets, books, website, e-publications) the latest information on the subjects of Adriatic olive grove, olive fruit and olive oil. After the research the project strongly focused on promotion and dissemination of the project’s results especially in the local communities, and  followed this track to the end of the project. A number of events were organized, including 6 project meetings, numerus workshops and seminars (more that 15), project-related student competitions in Greece, Italy and Albania, 4 painting and art exhibitions, a project-dedicated online radio station, a series of online free-access courses, university modules and one International Conference in Corfu with great success. The project had regular appearances in the local and national press (newspapers) and on the local media (radio interviews and on TV). It was awarded and honored as good practice in the “Institutional partnerships & Project management” category.

Which are the project main results/impacts? 

Result/Impact 1

The AOGRPSL_24 project reached a wide range of target groups and it was well known to the public. This was achieved through seminars, workshops, public events, art exhibitions, educational activities, art and essay writing competitions for primary and secondary schools, online dissemination via website and online courses, appearances in the local and national media (radio, TV, newspapers), running of a Project Office.

Result/Impact 2

The project served as a bridge of communication between partners and local stakeholders as it included events, results, research work and publication. In particular, it reached local producers and SMEs, students at all levels, the departments of local authorities and public bodies, the consumers and the local society.

Result/Impact 3

A project website ( was created, including research work, publications, books, studies.