Held in Ormylia Halkidiki, 8-11 June 2017 meeting for drafting label regulation on “Monastic products and small producers ‘products’, which is a joint effort of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy and GSEBEE.
President GSEBEE Mr. George Kavathas, he informed the delegates establishing the GSEBEE the non-profit company under the name “CENTER AWARD MARK monastic PRODUCTS & PRODUCT SMALL PRODUCERS” with the distinctive title “RULE”, presented a draft label Regulation For these products.
During the discussion that followed, representatives and representatives of the Holy Monasteries developed both from Greece and from abroad.
The result of these is the decision to be completed by the end of July the regulation with the comments and suggestions of participants and the “RULE” logo.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Athanasios Bouras, Member of the Greek Parliament and An. General. Secretary of DSO, MP and Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights of the DSO Mr. Maximus Charakopoulos, the Member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus and member of the Finance Committee the DSO Mr. Elias Myrianthous, monasteries representatives from Greece, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Egypt, Finland, Scientific Partners, small producers and small businesses, the Mayor Mr. Polygyros. Asterios Zografos, President of Shopping Chamber of Halkidiki Mr. Giorgos Gkilis, representative of His Eminence Metropolitan Kassandra, the Metropolitan Ierissos, Ag. Horus and Ardameriou, and the Consultant Dr Kostas Mygdalis.
The greeting of the President of GSEVEE at the Conference:
“It is with great joy that we are here at the” Meeting for the Preparation of a Signal Award Regulation “, for Monastic Products and Small Producer Products. A meeting that is the product of the course of excellent cooperation between the DOS and the GSEVEE in order to support this pure productive activity of both the Monastic Communities and the very small and small producers.
From our first meetings, and especially after the two-day conference in Sparta from 14 to 17 April 2016, it was found that although society knows and supports in many cases the products produced by these units, this is done without an organized So that they can not be disposed of, but (mainly) only at a local level with limited scope for expansion and in an over-the-top market.
At the same time, the lack of proper labeling for these products limits their recognition and consequently deprives them of their uniqueness. This in a market that, due to globalization and other distorted situations, can create but also enable a badly trained business to acquire something that does not belong to it.
How many and how many “monastic products” are advertised through television, the various forms and the internet without having the slightest connection with them?
Unfortunately, it is a reality, in a world that violates any concept of healthy competition on the altar and only of a poorly understood profitability.
For these very reasons, as I said in Sparta, GSEVEE, which has been expressing and supporting since 1919 the healthy entrepreneurship of very small and medium-sized professionals, craftsmen and traders, responded directly to the call of the IAO to work together To ensure all these productive efforts of the Monastic Communities and the very small producers.
From this point of view, we are reconciling the strategy today, but also defining the terms and procedures to meet the need to safeguard the interests of all these business efforts. Both the establishment and, above all, the performance of the KANON brand in the products produced by these units, we are confident that it will work positively on their recognition.
At the same time, it will help the consumer on his choice, but will also allow producers to easily distinguish their products from the “shelf”.
All of us, it is easy to understand the very importance of this effort of “Editing the Signal Regulation”, since its implementation is the cornerstone on which to rely on the whole success of the project.
I would not like to go into technical details on the regulation today, as during our tomorrow’s work we will be given a detailed report and a presentation of what is provided for it.
The obvious and crystal-clear proposed procedure we are following in the performance of the label is also evident and as GSEVEE we remain open to other proposals that will complement this regulation to ensure the effort and the common goal.