Origin of the network

RETECORK came into being thanks to an initial meeting of cork-producing territories which was held in Palafrugell in October 2006, formed by 46 members of the public and 11 speakers and where the Palafrugell Charter, was approved, which promoted the constitution of an Association of Cork-Producing Collectives at a European level.

In April 2007, RETECORK, the European Network of Cork-Producing Territories was formally constituted in Cassà de la Selva. It was initially formed by 23 members from Spain, Portugal, Italy and France with the objective of constituting a platform for the knowledge, promotion and development of the cork culture, from the local administrations and for the social and economic development of the towns, with representatives of communities traditionally linked to cork production, transformation and commercialisation.