Municipality of Barletta
Lead partner of the project, Barletta is a city in south eastern Italy, in the region of Puglia. A renowned Art City, Barletta has historical heritage represented by elegant architecture and precious museum collections. The heart of the historical old town is the Castle, one of Southern Italy’s most beautiful Renaissance fortresses, which now houses the Civic Museum. Even the sea can be considered one of the city’s treasures, as the city boasts an important commercial and tourist port and a coastline of fine sandy beaches.
Since ten years ago, the most advanced sector of the city was the industrial sector. Nevertheless, despite the crisis, the textile and footwear sector still represents the sector with the greatest employment. Among the agriculture Barletta has large production but pride of place goes to Rosso Barletta, a ruby red DOC wine.
The Municipality of Bitonto
The city beloved to the Metropolitan City of Bari, in Puglia region. The city is about 17km from Bari and it extends between the Adriatic Sea and the Murgia hill. A city of art and culture, Bitonto is known as “City of Olives”, due to the numerous olive groves surrounding the city. Indeed Bitonto is well known for its production of Extra-virgin olive oil, which is exported to America and elsewhere in Europe, but the city also produces wine, beer, cereals, almonds and it is specialized in the textile sector. Recently, Bitonto has become a popular tourist destination. With approximately 65.000 inhabitants, the city has a historical centre surrounded by ancient defensive works, adorned with wonderful Medieval and Renaissance building.
Municipality of Ioannina
The city is the capital and largest city of the Ioannina regional unit and of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece, with a population of 65,574 inhabitants. It lies at an elevation of approximately 500 metres (1,640 feet) above sea level, on the western shore of lake Pamvotis. Ioannina is located 410 km northwest of Athens, 260 kilometres southwest of Thessaloniki and 80 km east of the port of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea. The city’s foundation has traditionally been ascribed to the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, but modern archaeological research has uncovered evidence of Hellenistic settlements. Ioannina is also famous throughout Greece for its silverwork, with a overflow of shops selling silver jewelry, bronzeware and decorative items.
The Chamber of Commerce of Bari
(CCIAA Bari) is a territorial public body, operating in the provincial area of Bari and temporary taking charge for part of the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani. Its function is to promote the general interests of the involved business system and to enforce the development of local economies. To achieve the objective of an economical promotion of the territory, the CCIAA also created 3 Special Agencies for the implementation of specific projects, to offer business support services and specialized support to the territory: AICAI for businesses’ assistance; IFOC for education; SAMER for scientific and chemical tests.
Chamber of Achaia
(CoA) is public law entity and gathers all enterprises of regional unit of Achaia. Its basic aim is to support the development of entrepreneurship established in the area and to develop initiative towards the sustainable development of all economic segments.