blu european festival


Five senses, one Sea
22 - 28 february 2021

Albania edition

BLU EUROPEAN FESTIVAL


Albania

February 22, 2021
10:00 - 12:00
Press conference / Blu European Festival open
Durres
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On February 22, 2021, NCA will open the Blu European Festival. Ministry of Tourism and Environment, Municipality of Durres, Fishing Port of Durres, National Tourism Agency, Regional Branches ofNCA of Lezha, Durres, Vlora and Saranda, The museum Center of Durres, differentprivate stakeholders etc will be invited. We will prepare a power pointpresentation of the project, aims and objective. 
10:00 - 12:00
Blu memories / photo exhibition
Durres
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The exhibition will be opened for all people duringall the festival week. In the end we will focus on the press conference. National media press (written and TV) and local one from the city of Durres will be invited. 
February 23, 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Visit to the Fishing Port in Durres. / Visit to fishing boats
Durres
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During this day, representatives of NCA, private stakeholders, fishermans, a group of students will visit the Fishing Port of Durres and the visit will be leadeed by the Director of fishing Port. A small group of persons will make a short trip in a selected fishing area, to see fisherman during their work. "Rudin Taullai" fishing boat will be responsible for the trip. 
February 24, 2021
12:00 - 18:00
Seafood cuisine testing / Testing of wines and cheeses
Durres, Sheshi Liria
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This activity will be organized in "Sheshi Liria", Durres, an outside activity due to Covid - 19 restrictions. 6 famous restaurants and hotels in Durres, will offer their specialties from their cuisine, for free to all public in city square. Restaurants: "EPIDAMN", "ZANZI", "BLEART", "PAMPAS- IVA TAULLAI", "ARAGOSTA", "AL CASTELLO DA BELO- WINERY".
February 25, 2021
19:00 - 13:00
Visit to the Museum and the Amphitheater / of the City of Durres
Durres
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During this day, representatives of NCA, private stakeholders, fishermans, a group of students will visit the Museum Center of Durres and Amphitheater of the City in in order to know the city and it's touristic values.
February 26, 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Cooking class / in restaurants in the city of Durres
Durres
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This activity will be organized at 6 famous restaurants and hotels in Durres, the same who will offer food tasting. Chefs will prepare products, where attendees will learn how to cook, but also learn more about the product and its origin. The chefs will cook their specialties, where part of this process will be participants from the Durres professional cooking school.

Restaurants: "EPIDAMN", "ZANZI", "BLEART", "PAMPAS- IVA TAULLAI", "ARAGOSTA"
February 27, 2021
10:00 - 12:00
Interviews with fishermen of the city of Durres. /
Durres
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NCA has chosen some well known fishermen in Durres, in order to collect in short paragraphs their experience on fishing.
February 28, 2021
10:00 - 10:20
Closing of the activity by National Coastline Agency. / Thanks to the participants and collaborators in this project.
Sheshi “Liria”, Durres
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Through this activity we hope to bring some joyful moments for citizens of Durres and all participants on the Blu European Festival. Different performers will be part of the koncert. The activity will be held on "Sheshi Liria" Durres, outside, due to restriction from Covid-19
10:20 - 13:00
Durrës city Band / Concert with traditional folk dances and songs. Light guitar music.
Sheshi “Liria”, Durres
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Through this activity we hope to bring some joyful moments for citizens of Durres and all participants on the Blu European Festival. Different performers will be part of the koncert. The activity will be held on "Sheshi Liria" Durres, outside, due to restriction from Covid-19

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


BLU EUROPEAN FESTIVAL aims to develop an innovative transnational thematic tourism product focused on European fishing traditions and related cultural costal communities. A common format for six different European Countries, with the purpose to promote local small and medium-sized enterprises and strength their competitiveness, exploiting synergies between tourism and Cultural industries. The Festival will contribute to diversify and increase the visibility of Europe’s hidden fishing and coastal tourism offer.

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Six countries involved in the project

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An internation photo contest about sea, commmunity, history, culture, communities of fishermans,... all about the sea from 6 countries

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about tourism product focused on European fishing traditions and related cultural costal communities

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