At the Assembly, a cooperation plan in the framework of Iter Vitis Route was defined: wine industry representatives of Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Russian Federation will participate in trainings on wine production and wine tourism development, and develop cross-border tourism products which will be presented at international fairs in the next period.
Moreover, the meeting brought closer Iter Vitis Route and the Georgian Technical University (GTU, Tbilisi) in the view of future cooperation.
During the event, Mrs. Emanuela PANKE, President of Iter Vitis Route, and Diana DODD, President of the International Institute of Gastronomy, Cultural, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT), held interactive workshops on wine tourism development.
Iter Vitis Route, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe certified in 2009, invite the traveller to discover remote lands from the Caucasus to Western European vineyards, learn about cultivation techniques, vinification, storage and transport, and become familiar with the myths and symbols of the rich wine-making pan-European culture.
Member since 2011, Azerbaijan is one of the founding States of the EPA. Azerbaijan is crossed by 4 of the 38 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: European Route of Jewish Heritage, Iter Vitis Route, Prehistoric Rock Art Trails, European Route of Historic Thermal Towns.