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Protected designation of origin products (PDO) and Protected Geographic Indications (PGI)’s

21/06/2018

How Protected designation of origin products (PDO) and Protected Geographic Indications (PGI)’s development enhance social cohesion in the regions of Europe WEDNESDAY, 27 June

Protected designation of origin products (PDO) and Protected Geographic Indications (PGI)’s

Time

18:30

How Protected designation of origin products (PDO) and Protected Geographic Indications (PGI)’s development enhance social cohesion in the regions of Europe

WEDNESDAY, 27 June (afternoon), ASP 1G2

18.30 - 19.20     

How GIs enhance local and regional economies and employment.

Geographic Indications are one of the most important assets for European producers as they enable them to compete in the international market by recognising their high quality and protect the local production. For the EU, GIs are equally important and legally recognised as Intellectual Property. 

How is the development of GIs a safety net for the social cohesion in the regional development process? Can it reinforce social cohesion in the regions? 

Looking at the big picture: Do PDO-PGIs help in the cohesion and the development of regions?

How GIs enhance local and regional economies and employment.

Geographic Indications are one of the most important assets for European producers as they enable them to compete in the international market by recognising their high quality and protect the local production. For the EU, GIs are equally important and legally recognised as Intellectual Property. 

How is the development of GIs a safety net for the social cohesion in the regional development process? Can it reinforce social cohesion in the regions? 

 

Looking at the big picture: Do PDO-PGIs help in the cohesion and the development of regions?

[*]     Opening:  Dimitrios Papadimoulis,  EP vice-president, GUE/NGL MEP

Guests and MEPs contribution:

[*]     Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL MEP)

[*]      Javier Blanco (policy officer, SlowFood)

[*]     George Pittas (Greek Gastronomy Guide)

[*]     Debate

 

How a PDO-PGI can enhance the cohesion in a region - National examples

 

Guests and MEPs contribution:

[*]     Stelios Kouloglou (GUE/NGL MEP)

[*]     Alain Dambreville (ARIFEL - Association Réunionnaise Interprofessionnelle Fruits et Légumes)

[*]     Dimitris Kouretas (Biochemistry professor, University of Thessaly)

[*]     Madelaine Hanssen-Polinard, Slow Food Raw Milk Herve Presidium

[*]     Debate

20.15 - 21.00      

Degustation of GI products

 

For more information please contact: Georgios.karatsioubanis@europarl.europa.eu

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