IGCAT


The European Region of Gastronomy is a project conceived and promoted by  IGCAT (The International Institute for Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism).

IGCAT is also the operative and administrative body for the European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award which aim to contribute to better quality of life in European regions, by highlighting distinctive food cultures, educating for better health and sustainability, and stimulating gastronomic innovation.

The idea for the European Region of Gastronomy award came from the IGCAT network of international experts in gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. IGCAT experts share information on exciting developments happening at a local level as a result of an identifiable growing convergence of food, culture and tourism sectors.

The idea for the award was initially to stimulate development at a local level by giving the title to regions that developed an exciting programme of events to stimulate initiatives that cross the boundaries of food, culture, tourism and other sectors, thus supporting innovation in local settings.  IGCAT developed this idea for the award with 9 founding regions to ensure that the programme and criteria could respond to the challenges being felt in Europe’s regions.

In designing an award to stimulate gastronomic innovation and sustainable tourism, the regions identified the need to ensure longer-term benefits and the need for a Platform (network) was born which can underpin and support exchange of knowledge and collaborations among the regions taking part.

For more information about IGCAT go to igcat.org

 

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  • AMBASSADORS

    Wassim Hallal

    Aarhus/Central Denmark Region 2017 will celebrate our widespread and innovative use of local ingredients.

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    Robert Palmer

    European Region of Gastronomy is a pioneering project of cultural and economic significance to all regions who participate.

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    Montserrat Garrido Romera

    Sant Pol de Mar is proud to share knowledge in raising the quality of culture and gastronomy offers.

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    Carme Ruscalleda

    Catalonia is committed to raising the quality of local cuisine and food products.

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    Francisco de Calheiros

    Minho IN aims to create synergies with other areas that share the same views on competitiveness and economic development.

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    Maurizio Zanella

    East Lombardy promotes food and wine tourism, with a particular attention to local cuisine and sustainable food production.

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    Dzintars Kristovskis

    Technology and cooking is so advanced that I feel the urge to go back to the roots. Riga-Gauja 2017 European Region of Gastronomy is going to be about that.

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    Anton Rombouts

    North Brabant 2018 will highlight how agrifood industries are protecting food and culture diversity.

  • GALLERY

    1st Partner Meeting in North Brabant, April 2014

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    2nd Partner Meeting in Sant Pol de Mar, Catalonia, June 2014

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    Information Day at Brussels during the Open Day October 2014

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    3rd Partner Meeting in Brussels, October 2014

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    Regions bidding for the title in 2016 present to an international jury at Palacete Villa Moraes, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, 5 February 2015

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    4th Partner Meeting in Minho, February 2015

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    5th Partner Meeting Catalonia, June 2015

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    Winning 2016 Regions Award Ceremony at the Pedrera, Barcelona, 2 July 2015

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    Regions bidding for the title in 2017 present to an international jury at the Fundació Alicia, Catalonia, 3 July 2015

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    Catalonia and Minho present their programmes for 2016 to SEDEC of the Committee of the Regions, 22 September 2015

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    Winning 2017 Regions Award Ceremony at ExpoMilan, supported by DG Growth of the European Commission, 29 September 2015

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    6th Partner Meeting Bergamo, 1 October 2015

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    Regions present their candidature for 2018

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    7th Partner Meeting in Noord-Brabant

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    Winning 2018 Regions Award Ceremony in Aarhus

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