4th Intergovernmental meeting among competent Ministries and Emblematic Communities for the safeguarding and dissemination of the Mediterranean Diet


After the inscription of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the later enlargement process, six countries (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) met on the 28th and 29th April 2014, at Agros, Cyprus.

Given the previous agreement of Morocco with the majority decision of the group in the last meeting, the delegations adopted the following:

  • In the spirit of the 2003 UNESCO’s convention, the MD Group reiterated the necessity to promote the role of local communities in safeguarding and disseminating all aspects of the MD;
  • From 1st May 2014 to 30th April 2015, Greece undertakes the coordination of the group of countries participating in the inscription of the MD in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage;
  • From 1st May 2015 to 30th April 2016, Italy succeeds Greece as the coordinator;
  • Each coordinating country will host the group’s annual meeting;
  • The group adopted the following logo proposed and created by Portugal: The Mediterranean Diet Logo


  • The group agreed on the following projects:
    • Exploring the possibilities for EU funding to support future common projects coordinated by the current coordinating country;
    • The creation of web facilities (official website and social discussion network) coordinated by Greece;
    • The development of a framework for a MD white book coordinated by Italy;
    • Adoption of the 16th November as the MD emblematic day for the seven countries;
    • Preparation of a proposal for an annual MD festival by Cyprus and Portugal;


  • By the 15th May, each country has to communicate to the Coordinator one or two focal points at the email:ax5u008@minagric.gr
  • Up to the end of June Greece has to sent to focal points a draft schedule of the fields that will be included in the platform
  • Creation of a social network closed group for communication purposes by end of May
  • By end of June Cyprus and Portugal send to the Coordinator a draft proposal for the annual festival
  • The Coordinator will inform Morocco at Ministerial and Emblematic Community level of the results of this meeting

The participating emblematic communities presented:


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