The AII Round Table on “Preservation and Promotion of the Mediterranean Diet in the Adriatic and Ionian Region (Well-being, Sustainability and Culture)” will take place in Šibenik on 15 May 2024 (14.00-15.30) within the general framework of the 9th EUSAIR Annual Forum


In 2010 UNESCO declared the Mediterranean Diet an Intangible Cultural Heritage. Its concept is not restricted to just a set of products and eating habits but has a much broader meaning: The Mediterranean Diet is a lifestyle that is profoundly oriented towards health, and environmental sustainability and emphasises its cultural and social roots. There is a strong need to promote and safeguard the Mediterranean Diet in the Adriatic-Ionian Region by involving new generations, citizens and market players to ensure that traditional food production and consumption patterns are not eroded by globalisation.

This AII Round Table, organised by the Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce (Forum AIC) and Cities (FAIC), lays the groundwork for an integrated and collaborative approach to promote a sustainable food model that respects the environment and health, as stated in the Joint Declaration of 3 civil society Fora (Split Declaration).