IGCAT is an international network of experts in the fields of culture, arts, tourism and gastronomy. Collectively, we aim to empower local communities by guiding, facilitating and supporting leaders in cities, regions and cultural projects to understand the potential of their distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets.

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Riga-Gauja – European Region of Gastronomy 2017 Grand Opening

Riga-Gauja – European Region of Gastronomy 2017 Grand Opening

Engines on, Riga-Gauja region (Latvia) is on the starting line, ready to launch its year as 2017 European Region of...

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UNESCO agree to give a formal role to civil society organisations in implementation of the 2005 Convention

UNESCO agree to give a formal role to civil society organisations in implementation of the 2005 Convention

Over forty representatives of civil society organisations were invited as observers to the Intergovernmental...

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Young spirituality seekers are identified as newest niche tourism group

Young spirituality seekers are identified as newest niche tourism group

The potential of spiritual tourism for young travellers was the subject of discussion in a workshop that concluded a...

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European Region of Gastronomy Award endorsed by EU institutions as a positive model for regional development

European Region of Gastronomy Award endorsed by EU institutions as a positive model for regional development

The European Region of Gastronomy is awarded to regions that have joined a Platform and adhere to a philosophy...

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IGCAT and East Lombardy, European Region of Gastronomy 2017 presented at 10th International Conference on Gastronomic Tourism in Athens

IGCAT and East Lombardy, European Region of Gastronomy 2017 presented at 10th International Conference on Gastronomic Tourism in Athens

On 26 November, Roberta Garibaldi, member of IGCAT Board and Scientific Director of East Lombardy – European Region...

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Four provinces collaborate to attain sustainable food supply chains and integrated authentic and quality culinary offers

Four provinces collaborate to attain sustainable food supply chains and integrated authentic and quality culinary offers

Four provinces under the umbrella organisation of East Lombardy, European Region of Gastronomy 2017 participated in...

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The need to safeguard and enhance quality local food and wine products

The need to safeguard and enhance quality local food and wine products

Roberta Garibaldi, scientific director of East Lombardy –European Region of Gastronomy 2017, made a compelling plea...

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Gastronomy and culture as niche products for youth-friendly tourism

Gastronomy and culture as niche products for youth-friendly tourism

  Students take part in pilot #IGCAT project set to monitor new models for an educational approach to local...

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Young chefs put the spotlight on the importance of local products

Young chefs put the spotlight on the importance of local products

The 2016 edition of the European Young Chef Award has received extensive press coverage, both inside and outside...

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Mentoring European Young Chefs – Round Table with celebrity chefs Joan Roca and Carme Ruscalleda

Mentoring European Young Chefs – Round Table with celebrity chefs Joan Roca and Carme Ruscalleda

Yesterday, a Round Table event was held with celebrity chefs Joan Roca and Carme Ruscalleda in the Escola...

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