IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to safeguard and promote distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets. This is essential to balance against globalised food trends that are impacting on our planet, health and local economies.

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 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 Visitor Experience and the Food Film Menu.

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What future for arts education?

What future for arts education?

Making the case for a renovated and stronger role of the arts in contemporary education systems, D. Paul Schafer...

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Iter Vitis Caucasus begins with honourable principles

Iter Vitis Caucasus begins with honourable principles

Iter Vitis is a cultural route of the Council of Europe dedicated to wine landscapes and the heritage of wine...

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Towards an American Region of Gastronomy Platform

Towards an American Region of Gastronomy Platform

A first, important step was taken by IGCAT towards the setting up of the American Region of Gastronomy Platform, as...

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Menorcan gastronomy presented in Madrid

Menorcan gastronomy presented in Madrid

Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 was presented in Madrid in front of 25 food and travel...

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Menorca awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022

Menorca awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022

Menorca was officially awarded the European Region of Gastronomy 2022 title on 18 January 2020 in recognition of the...

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Trondheim-Trøndelag awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022

Trondheim-Trøndelag awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022

Trondheim-Trøndelag was officially awarded the European Region of Gastronomy 2022 title in front of a vast audience...

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Kuopio’s gastronomy captivates Lonely Planet

Kuopio’s gastronomy captivates Lonely Planet

Kuopio is ready to celebrate its European Region of Gastronomy 2020 title as highlighted by Lonely Planet. In the...

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Sibiu celebrates traditional wedding menus from all over the world

Sibiu celebrates traditional wedding menus from all over the world

In the framework of Sibiu, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2019 programme, the city of Sibiu hosted the second...

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Tourism, gastronomy and wine are inseparable in Europe

Tourism, gastronomy and wine are inseparable in Europe

An international conference of the Iter Vitis European Cultural Route, took place in Motovun, Istria County on...

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Menorca’s sustainable path to support local gastronomy

Menorca’s sustainable path to support local gastronomy

An international jury comprising of four international experts (members of IGCAT) having the additional experience...

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