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Final All Partners Meeting in Budapest

Europeana Food and Drink Plenary Meeting
Budapest, 6th-7th June, 2016
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For the fourth and final Plenary Meeting, all partners of Europeana Food and Drink gathered in the heart of Europe, in Budapest.  The Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism (MKVM), culture sector partner within the project and also the only dedicated museum of travel and tourism in the world, welcomed participants with warm Hungarian hospitality and of course, culinary heritage and culture.

In the morning of 6th of June, representatives of the Project Management Board assembled to discuss final steps within the project and set the main focus for the two days: As the project officially terminates end of June 2016, a recap, lessons learned and ideas to maximise the legacy of the project, but also organisational matters were part of the agenda.

Europeana Food and Drink All Partners Meeting in Budapest - Image Courtesy of Europeana Food and Drink
Europeana Food and Drink All Partners Meeting in Budapest

More than 45 representatives of all partner institutions discussed key achievements, experiences but also any open tasks for the finalization and reporting of the project. It was  emphasized how personal relationships and advocacy as well as the community are important factors for bringing forward a project such as Europeana Food and Drink.

As a special guest, we were happy to welcome external collaborators from Greece: Maria Triantafyllou, Director of the National Interprofessional Organisation of Vine and Wine (EDOAO)  and Filippos Mazarakis-Ainian from the National Historical Museum of Greece shared their experiences working together with  Europeana Food and Drink.

collage_All Partners Meeting Budapest

Surrounding these two days of meeting, partners learned about the Hungarian food culture, both in theory and practice: The food and drink related exhibitions of MKVM and a great local dinner, topped by an evening boat trip on the Danube set the tone for a fruitful and positive meeting.

Thanks a lot to The Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism and Collections Trust, coordinator of the project, for hosting and organizing the final All Partners Meeting in Budapest.

By Angelika Leitner, Austrian National Library

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All Partners Meeting in Malta

Europeana Food and Drink Plenary Meeting
Malta, 26th-27th November, 2015

This late autumn it was time for all project partners to meet up again: at the third Europeana Food and Drink Plenary Meeting. AcrossLimits from Malta, one of the Creative Industry Partner within the project, welcomed representatives from partner institutions across Europe to the very windy and stormy island, with two days of project updates, presentations, lively discussions and fruitful workshops ahead.

The evening before the plenary meeting, representatives of the Project Management Board took the opportunity to assemble and discuss current progress within the project, lead by the project coordinator from the London based Collections Trust.

Image Courtesy of Europeana Food and Drink
Image Courtesy of Europeana Food and Drink
Products, Content Base and Re-Use of Europeana Food and Drink Items

Opened by concise updates from each of the Work Package Leads and a question and answer session on day one, the product clusters presented the eight products and applications, created within the project: From the Tea Trail through London and the city’s Local Pubs in the Past and Present, to our Picture Library and AcrossLimits Food Planet, Delicious Cake Exhibitions and informative Educational Resources about chocolate, bread, traditional breakfast or food and farming in Ireland. These were rounded by a presentation of the Semantic Demonstrator and Technical Demonstrator, the professional applications developed within the project.

Work Package 2 Lead, Postscriptum, informed partners on all issues surrounding the currently growing content base on Europeana. Repeated applications, such as an eCookbook on the historic threads between the Austrian and Lithuanian Cuisine or the easy-to-reuse template for our food trail were introduced.

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Maltese Specialties and London’s culinary heritage. Image Courtesy of Europeana Food and Drink
Getting engaged with Food and Drink

Day two of the plenary meeting saw a hands-on approach in parallel sessions on communications, community engagement and a get-together for technical partners. Social media showcases from the Horniman Museum and already carried out project campaigns  provided a great inspiration for all partners to get further involved in promoting the aim of the project, the launched products and our Europeana Food and Drink content base on Europeana.

Also part of these two days was the involvement of Europeana Labs within the project and as a finale, a workshop on the upcoming Christmas season with our Europeana Food and Drink Advent Calendar #foodventcalendar.

Of course, there was lots of food involved as well: Thanks a lot to AcrossLimits and Collections Trust for hosting and organizing this third All Partners Meeting, getting a taste of the Maltese food and drink culture and giving a strong impetus to all participants for amplifying the projects aims.

 

By Angelika Leitner, Austrian National Library