GELATOn the ROAD: Empowering Artisanal Gelato with European Union Support



The enchanting landscapes of the Belluno Dolomites are not just a UNESCO heritage site; they also serve as the backdrop for an exciting initiative that celebrates the artistry of gelato makers. The upcoming conference on the project GELATOn the ROAD scheduled for November 28 at 2.00 p.m., will shed light on how the European Union is actively supporting and promoting artisanal gelato, placing gelato makers at the forefront of the creation of the European Gelato Road.
The conference will take place within the premises of MIG 2023  (November 26-28), the world’s oldest gelato fair.

The event, presided over by President Michele Dal Farra of GELATO on the ROAD, promises a captivating agenda that explores the intersection of culture, tradition, and entrepreneurship in the world of gelato.

2:00 PM – 2:05 PM: Greetings from President Michele Dal Farra, LP of GELATO on the ROAD;
2:05 PM – 2:10 PM: President of the Province of Belluno, Roberto Padrin: The Belluno Dolomites as a UNESCO heritage site;
2:10 PM – 2:15 PM: Mayor ofthe Municipality of Val di Zoldo,CamilloDe Pellegrin: Land of gelato makers and new development perspectives;
2:15 PM – 2:20 PM: The European project GELATO on the ROAD;
2:20 PM – 2:25 PM: Council of Europe: “Cultural Routes” in the international context;
2:25 PM – 2:35 PM: President of the Venetian Cluster, Gian Angelo Bellati: The quality mark of gelato;
2:35 PM – 2:45 PM: Technical Specialist in EMAS Management of the Friulane Dolomites Park, Eugenio Granziera, associated partner of GELATO on the ROAD: Case history of the Park Mark. The “quality mark” as a driver for sustainable local development;
2:45 PM – 2:50 PM: Dialogue with the audience on the discussed topics;
2:50 PM – 2:55 PM: Presentation of GELATO on the ROADpartners (12 European countries, 14 partners);
2:55 PM – 3:05 PM: UNITEIS: Case history in Germany (with President Stefano Bortolot present) of support for gelaterias. Concrete support that the European project GELATO on the ROAD will provide to gelato makers; 3:05 PM – 3:15 PM: Conclusion and farewells;
Moderator: Maria Valentina Vanceo, Project Manager at Longarone Fiere for the European project GELATO on the ROAD.

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