The official start date of the project is 1 October 2020. Firstly, procurements, which are important for the implementation of certain parts of the project, were conducted. A contract for the drafting of architectural and technical project documentation with the trade Sa-Fa Bt, represented by a private entrepreneur Ferenc Sasvári, was selected and signed in October 2020. The project documentation was created on time.
The initial project conference was held on 23 October 2020 on an online platform due to the current situation with the pandemic. The conference was attended by target groups (winemakers, family farmers, tourism service providers, rural development associations, governing bodies) and there the project partners presented their parts of the project and the expected results.
In December 2020, a person was selected for the implementation of open public procurement tenders, and a contract was signed with Dr. Zoltán Molnár, a responsible accredited public procurement expert. Also, in December, an executor of tasks related to the technical supervision was selected, and the non-profit organization signed a contract with Megaber Construct Bt.
The process of selecting tenderers for the implementation of tasks was continued in January 2021, where the most important step was to send a call for the implementation of project management tasks. An important aspect was the experience in Interreg projects and, after the tender for the project task management had ended, the trade Lobrux from Croatia was chosen.
In January, suppliers of promotional and professional materials, i.e., event organizers, were also selected. From a professional point of view, the preparation of the open public procurement procedure started in the first phase of the project, which is why the open public procurement procedure will be carried out in March.
The program was implemented with European Union funds within the project "Wine folklore as a historical identity of Podravina and Pomurje" (reVITAlize) within the INTERREG V-A cross-border cooperation program Hungary-Croatia 2014-2020.