Membership

Considering the vast variety of actors in each region who are concerned with food and cultural diversity (hospitality, tourism, education, culture, heritage, environment, health) as well as; the concerns and aspirations of parents, consumers, farmers and companies, IGCAT considers it essential to have a balanced representation from all stakeholders.

With a vision to ensure all actors in the food, culture and tourism sectors are represented, IGCAT Members include individual experts, regional or local authorities, intergovernmental/international bodies, third sector organisations, associations of private businesses, civil society organisations as well as research and academic institutions.

Membership is structured as follows:

EXPERT INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Individual experts selected by IGCAT for their knowledge and experience (50€ per year on delivery and approval of a curriculum and signing of an expert collaboration agreement). See our criteria for experts.

REGIONAL OR LOCAL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

Candidate or awarded Regions of Gastronomy (5,000€ per year and initial joining fee of 15,000€). See our information brochure on how to apply.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL / INTERNATIONAL BODIES

Fee 500€ per year (on signing of a MOU).

THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS

Fee 100€ per year for festivals and civil society organisations (on signing of a MOU).

BUSINESS MEMBERS

Fee 1,000€ per year (please note only businesses with ethical and fair trade principles are accepted and required to sign an MOU. Consultancy companies are excluded unless collaborating with a Region of Gastronomy).

INDIVIDUAL CITIES

Fee 1,000€ per year (on signing of an MOU).

UNIVERSITIES, RESEARCH, INNOVATION CENTRES AND/OR KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTIONS

Representing non-commercial interests or having no corporate members.
Fee 500€ per year (on signing of an MOU).

If you wish to send a request for membership please write to: info@igcat.org

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