Food for Thought

Over 30 leading Gastronomy experts from accros Europe will be hosted in Sligo and Galway by the Northern & Western Regional Assembly in early March. 

EUREGA is a €1.7M European Territorial Cooperation project looking at food under 5 headings; Education, Health, Urban/Rural, Tourism and SME Supports. The project partners from seven different countrys across Europe will come to Ireland to discuss how the EU can help Member States support businesses in the Gastronomy Sector. 

The European partners will be exposed to the array of supports currently available in Ireland for busineeses in the gastronomy sectors. From the Food Works Programme, The Food Acadamy to the new Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry in Galway costing €5.5 million, the partners visiting will certainly have some food for thought on how best to support their SME folllowing their vist to the West of Ireland. 

Brendan Mooney, EU Programmes Executive in the Northern & Western Region Assembly “This is an opportunity to showcase our great gastronomy culture and the vibrant sector that we have here in the northern & western region of Ireland, we hope that the partners visiting learn from what supports are available in Ireland, but also for our stakeholders to use this opportunity to learn from the visiting experts”.