IGCAT recently launched a new degree course on event management for hospitality students studying at EUHTStPOl. The course aims to introduce the students to smart strategies for cultural and food events management. The course aims to give students an insight in the complexities of organising a food festival or similar event and/or preparing cultural and/or food events in unusual venues. With the growing popularity of food events in city and regional policy the course hopes to bring new job opportunities to Europe’s young entrepreneurs.
The course has been designed and is led by Dr. Diane Dodd, Executive Director of IGCAT, with visiting lectures provided by Davinia Galea (former chief executive of Malta’s Council for Culture and the Arts) and Caroline Couret (coordinator of the Creative Tourism network). During the course the students visited IGCAT offices and were introduced to IGCAT’s philosophy and concerns on the future of food diversity as well as the European Region of Gastronomy Project.