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Call for abstracts / papers

Submitted abstracts of 300 words and a paragraph of curriculum vitae (max. 150 words).
LANGUAGES of the Congress: English, Greek, Italian, Albanian
Abstracts due: May 25, 2014.
Notification on acceptance of abstracts: May 30, 2014.
Full paper deadline: June 30, 2014.
Abstract length: max. 300 words.

The International Conference “The Adriatic Olive Grove: Risk Prevention, Sustainability, Learning” will be held in June 18-20 2014 on the island of Corfu, Greece, and it is organized by the department of Archives, Library Science and Museology of the Ionian University. This Congress is part of the IPA Adriatic Project “The Adriatic Olive Grove: Risk Prevention, Sustainability, Learning”, funded by the European Union and the Greek Government. More on the project at

The goal of the conference is to highlight the importance of the olive tree, fruit and oil in the Adriatic world, as well as to disseminate the results of the Project research activities that were developed in Corfu (Greece), Rimini (Italy) and Vlora-Tirana (Albania). Subject areas and sub-topics include:

A. The Adriatic olive grove: cultivation and environmental issues

  • Recording and describing olive grove’s products, identify relevant problems and present modern methods to resolve these issues.
  • Products and by-products from the processing of olive-crop. The ability of exploiting the products and by-products of olive in local economy in the Adriatic world.
  • Recording of existing waste management situation in olive presses.
  • Manage potential threats to the environment from the olive grove itself and the process of its products.
  • Olive grove and agro-tourism.
  • Best methods for tackling olive-crop diseases: Enemies of the olive, such as the insects (olive moth), the places that they endemic, their biological characteristics and methods to overcome.
  • The flora and fauna of the Adriatic olive groves.

B. Economic and information aspects of the Adriatic olive grove
  • Economic and information aspects of olive grove. Risk reduction in business sector, handling waste disposal, quality control, market expansion.
  • The legal aspects related to the olive tree-olive oil-olive grove in the Adriatic area, including legal rules, trademarks, special rules and regulations, competition rules, intellectual property rules, other)

C. Mediterranean diet based on olive consumption
  • Mediterranean diet based on olive consumption. Olive-related eating habits.
  • The nutritional value of olive products.
  • Recipes based on the use of olives and olive oil. Historical background of culinary applications with olives and olive oil.

D. The Adriatic olive-grove and products in history and art
  • Olive-grove and products in history and art.
  • Olive oil traditional mills and presses.
  • Economic and social history of the Adriatic olive grove.
  • Olive and olive oil in history and art, the olive production as a cultural industry and promoting traditional olive-related methods and practices.

E. Promoting the Adriatic olive grove: dissemination activities
  • Educational activities related to the Adriatic olive grove.
  • Publications.
  • Exhibitions, displays, any other form of dissemination.