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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Savouring local tastes – 5th Gastronomic Fair of Sant Pol de Mar

Savouring local tastes – 5th Gastronomic Fair of Sant Pol de Mar

No matter how tiny a place is when its gastronomy is big enough to delight the palates of the most enthusiastic...

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Healthy Eating and Youth; North Brabant Style!

Healthy Eating and Youth; North Brabant Style!

North Brabant, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2018, has dedicated the fourth month of its We Are Food...

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Raising awareness through gastronomy – Food On The Edge 2018

Raising awareness through gastronomy – Food On The Edge 2018

As a good example of the many collaborations and initiatives emerging between former, present and future European...

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The young ambassador of Minho’s gastronomy

The young ambassador of Minho’s gastronomy

The winner of the Minho Young Chef Award to fly the flag of Minho’s gastronomy at the European Young Chef Award...

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Consolidating visions for a better future

Consolidating visions for a better future

IGCAT and the European Region of Gastronomy Platform consolidate their vision for a better future. With the aim of...

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The food story of Coimbra Region

The food story of Coimbra Region

The European Region of Gastronomy Platform welcomed a new candidate for the Regions of Gastronomy 2021 title. The...

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FOODBIZ – Co-creation and multi-stakeholder approaches for students...

FOODBIZ – Co-creation and multi-stakeholder approaches for students’ employability

Training the trainers has been the first, fundamental step in the implementation of the FOODBIZ project titled...

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IGCAT and Impacts of European Region of Gastronomy Showcased at Tou...

IGCAT and Impacts of European Region of Gastronomy Showcased at TouRRoir 18

On Tuesday 24 April in NUIG’s Bailey Allen Hall, the relationship between tourism, food and culture in Galway...

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Catalonia’s finalist selected for the European Young Chef Award 2018

Catalonia’s finalist selected for the European Young Chef Award 2018

The European Young Chef Award 2018 has its first finalist from Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded...

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NECSTouR: Barcelona Declaration on Tourism and Cultural Heritage – ...

NECSTouR: Barcelona Declaration on Tourism and Cultural Heritage – Opportunities and challenges for European tourism destinations

The creation of synergies between cultural heritage and tourism for sustainable development has been the main topic...

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