Until the end of 2005 all partners realised the first important local activities and prepared all common network activities that will be implemented in 2006. The transfer of results and projects' phase (group of actions 1) has been concluded as scheduled with a meeting on wine tourism in Gran Canaria, in Oct. 2005, after that the first 3 meetings of this phase have taken place in Oct. and Dec. 2004 and in March/April 2005.
The Transnational Working Group (TWG) for the VINUM EST/VINEST Communication Strategy, that met first in Köszeg/Hungary (March/April 2005) and then again in Eberau (July 2005), Gran Canaria (Oct. 2005) and Bullas (Dec. 2005), defined the internal communication procedures of the Network, and the objectives, contents, modalities and quality criteria for common communication actions.
The CPC – established in Moschendorf (A) since January 2005, elaborated, with the help of the members of the TWG, a Communication and Marketing Action Plan for the Network 2005-2007, that the Project Steering Group (PSG) approved in Bullas (Dec. 2005).
Based on this work the Network Web Editor, Mr. José Luis Garcia Caballero from Bullas, with the active contribution of the partners and a web design firm from Murcia, designed the website structure and editorial line of the site, that went online on the end of 2005. Also the updating of the VINEST brochure, ready since the end of 2005, has been coordinated by him.
Furthermore the CPC responsible, Mr. Clemens Hafner prepared together with the partners a fair presentation in Hamburg in March 2006, to which will follow a participation to the BITEG fair in Riva del Garda (Italy) in May 2006.
Additionally all partners realised local VINEST wine selections in 2005, whose results have been published on the www.vinest.net website.
The main activities on local level until this stage were focused on the definition of innovation and communication plans, as well as involving as much as possible the final beneficiaries and strengthening the local VINESTAgencies and/or VINEST co-operation structures. Furthermore first training activities took place, wine tourism and wine area promotion structures have been opened or re-opened, communication and promotion actions and press work were implemented, some partners participated to national or regional fairs, the Hungarian partner elaborated an wine area marketing plan, while the German partner brought ahead an analysis for a project on autocthonous grape varieties.
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