The University of Foggia, the Lead Beneficiary of the project, was founded by decree of the Ministry of University and Research on 5th August 1999. From its birth the university, at a training and research level, has presented a dynamic and innovative proposal. This model is characterised by teaching which is attentive to local needs, locally applicated research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of university events. The Departments (Agriculture, Economics, Law, Arts and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery) with their three-year degree courses, specialist degree courses, numerous masters, research doctorates and specialization schools have contributed towards making the university a cultural centre which enables young people to acquire the professional training necessary for society and the working world.
The Gargano National Park encompasses an area of more than 120,000 hectares, providing a home for countless habitats. The Park harbours several protected areas, including the Marine Reserve of the Tremiti Islands, an area unlike anywhere else thanks to the extraordinary beauty of its sea beds and natural caves. Inland, the Gargano promontory is home to the last pocket of the verdant Umbra Forest, which was already a vast habitat in prehistoric times. There are numerous options to explore the park on foot or by bike, thanks to the activities organized by the park’s visitors centres, organizing bodies, and municipalities: itineraries and thematic excursions dedicated to sport, nature, food and wine, history and art, and religion. The park, which extends into 18 municipalities, features many tourist attractions, including the sites of San Giovanni Rotondo and San Marco in Lamis, the Swabian castle of Monte Sant’Angelo, Manfredonia’s castle, and the coastal towns of Peschici and Vieste. (viaggiareinpuglia.it)
The role of the Consorzio di Bonifica Montana del Gargano (CBMG), the land reclamation authority of the Gargano Promontory, consists in the improvement of agricultural infrastructures, in the management of the territory for the purpose of protecting the environment and natual resources, in the management of water resources, in the regulation of water, as well as in the maintenance of plants and works carried out. These are the areas of intervention that have marked the first fifty years of activity of the Gargano land reclamation authority. His commitment in the area consists in the strong link with the institutions, the agricultural world and with an important territory with a strong vocation for agro-pastoral activities.
The University of the Peloponnese (UoP; Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου) is a university with locations in different cities of Peloponnese, Greece. It was founded in 2002 and comprises six schools in Tripoli, Corinth, Kalamata, Nafplion, Sparta and Patras. The aim of the establishment and operation of the University of the Peloponnese is the creative contribution to the development of higher education in the Greek region, with high quality standards corresponding to the content of studies, research and teaching in the requirements of a modern University with national, European and international scope.
The Arta Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a local organization of businesses and companies in Arta with the intention to develop and further the interests of local companies and businesses in Greece. Many businesses are international operating companies with offices in Greece. Members of a Chamber of Commerce are usually international and local operating companies, such as lawyers, property developers, tourism companies, airlines, manufacturing companies, import and export businesses, banks, finance companies, legal advisors, IT and electronics manufacturers etc. Chambers of Commerce main activities are, among others, safeguarding business interests and sharing business experiences and business interests, contact with governments, civil society, local media and the press and organzing trade shows and events.
Confindustria Foggia, founded in 1945, is the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in the area and is focused in the entrepreneurial life of the province alongside companies, with a leading role in the economic, social and civil growth of Capitanata.
A local health company is a public body of the Italian public administration, responsible for providing health services.