ARISTOILPLUS has just started!

ARISTOILPLUS is a continuation of ARISTOIL project with the aim to transfer to new terrotories the know-how achieved within the previous project. A new partnership scheme had to be created in order to ensure tranferring of activities to new organisations and new geographical areas. The project will last until the end of June 2022.

EGTC EFXINI POLI is delighted to announce the launch of ARISTOILPLUS Project, a transnational synergy of five (5) organizations from four (4) countries Greece, Italy, Spain and Montenegro. The project is co-financed by ERDF and IPA funds through the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Interreg Med.

ARISTOILPLUS is a continuation of ARISTOIL, (also a co-financed project by the ERDF through the Interreg-Med Programme), which was implemented in the period 2016-2020 aiming the reinforcement of the Mediterranean Olive oil sector competitiveness through the development of innovative production and quality control methodologies related to olive oil health protecting properties. The new project ARISTOILPLUS is transferring some of the most important outcomes of ARISTOIL to new territories and new beneficiaries. The Guidelines for olive oil producers as well as the MED Healthy Olive oil Cluster will be the main project results which will be transferred, especially through intensive capacity building and coaching activities. These will apply to 120 individual producers and SMEs of EVOO sector. Producers’ associations, individual producers, olive growers, millers, chambers and local authorities in Greece, Italy, Spain, Montenegro and Albania will effectively act as our strategic associated partners that will help us capitalize and share know-how, drive growth, and build a sustainable future for the Med Healthy Olive oil Cluster.

In a nutshell ARSISTOILPLUS Project aims to:

  •     Increase consciousness of Mediterranean Olive oil actors around the benefits and methods of producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) rich in polyphenols
  •     Increase consumers’ awareness on the healthy attributes of EVOO rich in polyphenols
  •     Introduce a new product of higher value in the market, that promotes consumers’ health
  •     Establish a new category of olive oil in the market with an innovative approach
  •     Ensure the EVOO rich in polyphenols stakeholders’ community remains connected, up to date and supported with services in order to develop a competitive advantage for their product

The partnership is composed of both organisations previously participating in ARISTOIL project and new partners with direct contact with olive oil producers ready to be the recipients of ARISTOIL know-how. Precisely:

  •     EGTC EFXINI POLI – Lead partner
  •     SVIMED – Centre Euromediterranean for the Sustainable Development, Ragusa, IT
  •     CCSEV – Official Chamber of Commerce Industry and Shipping of Seville, Seville, ES
  •     VALDANOS, ME
  •     ANCO – Olive Oil Towns Association, IT

The transnational approach allows ARISTOILPLUS to cover a large and diverse territory by supporting a large and increasing number of olive oil stakeholders from different backgrounds, including producers, millers, and SMEs but also raising awareness to the EVOO consumers.

“And with a spring of a fruited olive oil, man is purified in extreme health” – Virgil, Aeneid.

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