Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Italy

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is established as an autonomous Region, having legal identity, within the unity of the Italian Republic. Its Special Statute of Autonomy confers to the Region legislative powers in important areas for the government of its territory. Among them, the Regional Central Directorate for Rural Resources, Food and Forestry, promotes and carries out agriculture, food and forestry policies and enhance actions supporting enterprises and spreading research and innovation in these field of competence. In particular, the Unit for Rural Development, which is Cherplan Lead Partner, is the Managing Authority of the Rural Development Plan and is responsible for drawing and managing EU projects dealing with agriculture, food and forestry issues. In last years it has gained a long experience in managing Interreg projects.