IGCAT is a non-profit institute established in 2012, working with regional stakeholder consortiums in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. It counts on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts and works in partnership with specialised intergovernmental organisations.

IGCAT aims to empower local communities by guiding, facilitating, and supporting leaders in regions to understand the potential of their distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets.

IGCAT provides the Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the European Region of Gastronomy Platform. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award the Local Food Gift Challenge, the Top Food Experiences of the Year and the Food Film Menu.

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Developing local food networks: FOODBIZ state of play

Developing local food networks: FOODBIZ state of play

Engaging local stakeholders to build local networks is one of the main goals of FOODBIZ – University and business...

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Learning by doing: FOODBIZ experiential learning workshops

Learning by doing: FOODBIZ experiential learning workshops

University partners in the FOODBIZ project completed the first round of planned multiplier events by organising...

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IGCAT signs joint statement on the revision of EU’s Visa Code

IGCAT signs joint statement on the revision of EU’s Visa Code

IGCAT and 79 organisations from the cultural field signed a joint statement to raise attention within European...

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Legacy announced for North Brabant European Region of Gastronomy 2018

Legacy announced for North Brabant European Region of Gastronomy 2018

North Brabant, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2018 celebrated its successful title year during a closing...

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Aarhus to host Nordic Michelin stars

Aarhus to host Nordic Michelin stars

The city of Aarhus in Central Denmark Region, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2017 will host the launch of...

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Galway-West of Ireland awarded Best Economic Development Project

Galway-West of Ireland awarded Best Economic Development Project

Galway-West of Ireland, European Region of Gastronomy 2018 has been elected Best Economic Development Project in...

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EUREGA launched in Galway-West of Ireland

EUREGA launched in Galway-West of Ireland

“Food tourism – not just tourism – is essential to the makeup of the city, county and region. Food is the thing that...

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Tackling global challenges at regional level

Tackling global challenges at regional level

Sustainability lies at the heart of the European Regions of Gastronomy development strategies. And increasingly our...

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Winner of the European Young Chef Award 2018 announced!

Winner of the European Young Chef Award 2018 announced!

With his dish Memory of my Childhood, Andreas Bjerring from Aarhus-Central Denmark, European Region of Gastronomy...

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Saving the planet with food

Saving the planet with food

Finalists in the European Young Chef Award 2018 became IGCAT Regional Chef Ambassadors by officially committing to...

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