FAQs


 

What is meant by the title ‘Gastronomy’ – do you mean only high end cuisine? 
No, Gastronomy here is used to refer to a holistic approach which includes agriculture and food culture relating to place, hospitality, eating, food production, food ways, food traditions and how one feels about their food.

 

What is meant by Region’ – who can apply?
Region can be a province, country and/or other territory defined by the partner presenting the bid. It is important that the territory chosen has the support of multiple municipalities (not just one) and that it is able to gain support from multiple academic, third sector, public and private partners.

 

What are the starting dates and end dates if we bid for the European Region of Gastronomy – is it a full year of activities starting in January?
Since the European Region of Gastronomy is a bottom-up initiative, the regions will decide the starting time of the events of  their European Region of Gastronomy year according to their schedule.

 

What happens after you have held the title of European Region of Gastronomy?
Beside the lasting legacy of the award, the region will have the option to remain in the European Region of Gastronomy network beyond the year of their title.

 

How many regions can hold the title each year?
Up to 3 regions will be selected each year by an external jury of experts. By holding the title the regions selected will act as ambassadors for the project and agree to collaborate with one another.

 

What is the title that will be awarded?
The awarded title will be the REGIONS NAME +EUROPEAN REGION OF GASTRONOMY+YEAR. This is similar to European Capitals of Culture and therefore the title can be used as a long-term legacy of the event and each region awarded the title for a year would be able to patent the title+year for posterity.

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    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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