The ‘Rural Women’s Club’ project of the Erasmus+ programme of the EU is aimed at supporting women in rural communities and their pivotal role in preserving and practicing local traditions, with an emphasis on gastronomy with partners from Cyprus, Greece and Poland.
LTB participation for Cyprus is alongside the Women’s Association of Rural Larnaka (WARL); a collective of women from Larnaka region’s village and mountain communities who are active in keeping handmade traditions (gastronomy and handicrafts) alive, and also organise the annual ‘Festival of Tradition and Culture’ each October.
The project allows the women’s groups to share their customs and best practices with one another and compare the culture of each partner country, with the project materials including a guide on how rural women’s clubs benefit and enrich the communities they operate in.
Project News - October 2023
Project partners from Poland and Greece visited Larnaka for a partner meeting, and their local women’s groups participated in the ‘Festival of Tradition and Culture’ presenting their own unique products based on the traditions of their respective countries and regions. During their visit to Larnaka region, the project partners toured rural villages and participated in cooking workshops.