Author Archives: Easter.Unesco

The “Programmer’s” Botanical Garden

Elementary School of Koroni:  The students of the 6th grade of the Elementary School of Koroni, with the guidance of their teacher Fotis Berdeklis, created in the courtyard of their school a beautiful botanical garden full of aromatic and medicinal plants. This action is part of the skills workshops for the school year 2021-2022. In […]

Valorization & Safeguarding the Mediterranean Diet through New Research Projects

The EU’s long-term budget, together with NextGenerationEU (NGEU), the temporary instrument designed to boost the recovery, is the largest stimulus package ever funded in Europe. A total amount of €2.018 billion has been allocated to help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe. It will be a greener, more digital, and more resilient Europe. In this context, Portugal […]

Power Of Seeds To Grow Healthy Communities

The Mediterranean Diet recently flew to New York City for the first international mission of Italy which, through the Municipality of Pollica is leading the coordination of the UNESCO Mediterranean Diet Emblematic Communities in 2022. The trip included an event entitled “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 – 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 – 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞” […]

Spring & Easter Traditions Across The Mediterranean

The beginning of spring is also a time of Easter – the holiest holiday for all Christians. Many popular customs and traditions still bear the mark of pre-Christian symbolism of springtime as a beginning of the new agricultural year. The opulence and fortune we wish for is mirrored in our festive tables and traditions we […]

Traditional Portuguese Easter Cake

Recipe by: Leonilde Madeira Ingredients 1 kg type 65 flour, without raising agent500 g brown sugar 100 g softened margarine100 g lard 50 g fresh yeast1 tablespoon cinnamon1 tablespoon aniseed2 tablespoons honey1 or 2 eggs Zest of 1 lemon¼ litre (approx.) milk1 pinch of salt Preparation Put the flour, cinnamon, honey, aniseed, sugar, lemon zest, margarine, lard and […]

CoFE On “Culture-Tourism-Local Sustainable Development: How Can The EU Contribute To The Improvement Of Life For Local Community Members”

Greece, 1 April 2022:  EUROPE DΙRECT of Peloponnese, in collaboration with the City Network “SUSTAINABLE CITY,” the European Program “Ariane Condellis” of ELIAMEP, and Inter Alia (a civic action, nonprofit organization) organized a participatory workshop at Kalamata entitled: “Culture – Tourism – Local Sustainable Development: How can the EU contribute to the improvement of life […]


Recipe from the book Dalmatian cooking by Dika Marjanović Radica Ingredients 5 dkg yeast25 dkg sugar16 dkg butter (or pork fat)8 eggs¼ L milkzest of 1 orange and lemon3 drop of rose water 1 soup spoon maraskino 5 dkg yeast25 dkg sugar16 dkg butter (or pork fat)8 eggs¼ L milkzest of 1 orange and lemon3 drop […]