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 Festivals project.

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1st Asian Network of Cultural Intermediaries Forum

1st Asian Network of Cultural Intermediaries Forum

IGCAT was invited to the 1st Asian Network of Cultural Intermediaries Forum in Taiwan, 2-3 November. The invitation...

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Gastronomy, Creativity, Tourism

Gastronomy, Creativity, Tourism

Dr. Diane Dodd (IGCAT President), Dr. Edith Szivas (IGCAT Vice-President), Francisco de Calheiros (Minho, European...

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Creative alignments

Creative alignments

IGCAT’s President, Dr. Diane Dodd was fortunate to join the European Chapter for IFACCA (International...

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Forgotten recipes and new tastes from East Lombardy

Forgotten recipes and new tastes from East Lombardy

Ancient and forgotten recipes starred at the 2nd edition of the Festival della Pasticceria Tradizionale...

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Slovenia awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021 officially joined the European Region of Gastronomy Platform on...

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Coimbra Region announced European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Coimbra Region announced European Region of Gastronomy 2021

The European Regions of Gastronomy gathered once again in Brussels in the framework of the European Week of Regions...

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Creativity and cross-sectorial dialogue as key to regional growth

Creativity and cross-sectorial dialogue as key to regional growth

Cross-sectorial cooperation, citizen engagement and food innovation were among the topics discussed at the round...

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Spirit of the European Region of Gastronomy – Three Galway businesses awarded

Spirit of the European Region of Gastronomy – Three Galway businesses awarded

Three businesses from Galway-West of Ireland, European Region of Gastronomy 2018 featured among the winners of...

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South Aegean selected finalist for 2018 European Young Chef Award

South Aegean selected finalist for 2018 European Young Chef Award

Chef Antonis Dimovasilis from Mykonos shone in the final of the local young chef competition held in Syros, Greece...

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The ability of women to achieve success in gastronomy

The ability of women to achieve success in gastronomy

Calonge-Sant Antoni Chair of Gastronomy, Culture and Tourism of the University of Girona organised a round table, on...

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