IGCAT is a non-profit organisation established in 2012 working in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism.

Through its worldwide network of experts, IGCAT aims to empower local communities by guiding, facilitating, and supporting local 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 Festival project.

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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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North Brabant Region on Tour in Brussels

North Brabant Region on Tour in Brussels

On 22 March 2018, Strategic Advisor for ’s-Hertogenbosch City Anja van Hout presented to experts from the Pays de La...

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From the Ground Up, Feeding our Future. Galway-West of Ireland 2018...

From the Ground Up, Feeding our Future. Galway-West of Ireland 2018 officially launched

Galway-West of Ireland, when embarking on their European Region of Gastronomy journey two years ago, boldly...

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South Aegean: Gastronomy knowledge transfer across generations

South Aegean: Gastronomy knowledge transfer across generations

Who knows more about traditional cuisine than our elder family members? The event “Aegean mamas know best” was...

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Open Call! European Young Chef Award 2018

Open Call! European Young Chef Award 2018

The third edition of the European Young Chef Award will be hosted by the Galway International Hotel School, GMIT  on...

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Slovenia becomes a candidate Region of Gastronomy

Slovenia becomes a candidate Region of Gastronomy

Slovenia impressed the European Regions of Gastronomy Platform with their proposal to become candidate for the award...

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Opening North Brabant’s year as food region

Opening North Brabant’s year as food region

A promising year has just started for North Brabant, European Region of Gastronomy 2018 (The Netherlands) that...

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International visibility through joint regional development projects

International visibility through joint regional development projects

At a time when increasingly fast-paced globalisation and worryingly rapid climate change threaten our territories...

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Catalonia’s opening of 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage

Catalonia’s opening of 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage

A new, exciting year has just started for Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2016 that is ready to...

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Bit 2018: A comparison among European Regions of Gastronomy

Bit 2018: A comparison among European Regions of Gastronomy

The Bit 2018 “Your Travel exhibition” held in Milan from 10 to 12 February has been the framework for...

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