Episode VI. Lituania – Agenda

8Nov - by Johannes Arnason - 0 - In Episodes/Stories

Meeting hosted by Viva Sol, Lithuania http://vivasol.lt/
Arūnas Degutis,
Dalia Beigiene,
Valdas Kavaliauskas

Viva Sol. Association of producers aiming to develop direct sales, to strengthen the links in the community and to enable local agriculture in addition to it´s commitment to the training.
Motto: Long Life to Countryside.
Mission: Formal/informal education initiatives for adults and youth in association with different social partners.

Sunday November 4th 2018
Guests were staying at Holiday Inn Hotel Vilnius

MFR – France https://www.mfr.asso.fr/
Olivier Gineste, ( Brigit Gehin did not attend )

MFR Richerenches
Jocya Bade
Jean-Charle Dorelon

IFOCAP – France http://www.ifocap.fr/
Cyrcee Millan
Olivia Morel

OFFA – Belgium http://www.offa-oip.be/
Michel Urbain
Helene Dirix

Sol et Civilization – France https://www.soletcivilisation.fr/
Rene Caspar

Gal Napoca – Romania https://napocaporolissum.ro/
Adina Pascoiu
Anca Precup

Slovenia – BSC http://www.bsc-kranj.si/
Franja Gabrovsek Schmidt
Helena Cvenkel

PREC – Bosnia MFR
Jasmina Maslic

Iceland – VMA https://www.vma.is/
Hildur Friðriksdóttir
Jóhannes Árnason

Monday November 5th 2018  morning

Visit to the village of Darguziai
Alduté Jankauskiené.
Sigita Svede director
Dalia Beigiene partner of Viva Sol director of Rudiskes, Vocational Center – Sodziaus Meistrai.
Alvydas Verbickas Director of the administration of the Varena district municipality.
Rasa Varanauskaite dept manager from Varena district municipality

Aldute Jankauskiene.
From the crafts centre. We sat down in a hall she explained was used for festivities for the village.  The association works to preserve and make room for traditional festivals, taking part in projects and strengthen the village

Alvydas Verbickas.  Director of the administration of the region also met the group.
Pleased to see the group here in this region, welcome to our region.
Pleased that Viva Sol is taking part in the project, partly representing the region.
He wished the best for our project and wants this to continue in future and hopes he will meet the group in future many times.The big role of the region is to support the local initiative and small businesses.

Sigita Svede director of the craftsmen centre. Founded 2014. http://www.darguziuamatucentras.lt/
The municipality is funding the craftsman centre.  Covering also the cost of maintainance and housing.  They organize conferences, the most important is educational workshops for maintaining the traditions.

Lunch at the crafts centre.

After Lunch.
Viva Sol. Valdas Kavaliauskas and Rasa Ilinauskaite. Following the Sun and Goats.
Viva Sol is an initiative to engage and support local rural ativity. Local economic, culture and environment protection perspectives.
A trip in the bus to the home of Valdas and Rasa.

They bought a farm and tore down the buildings and built new buildings, a house to live in, a fromagerie/chessemaking facility and stall for goats. They have 60 goats, around 200 liters per day for 8 months of the year.

They bring their cheese into Vilnius to a market of local producers. Rasa says they need to develop the idea for the market.

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