The European Region of Gastronomy project was conceived by IGCAT experts and endorsed by the European Council of the Regions’ Culture Chair, Mr Anton Rombouts at their Plenary Meeting in Brussels on May 30th. The European Region of Gastronomy title will be awarded to a different region each year as a stimulus to link food, hospitality, tourism, culture, health and sustainability to support economic, cultural, social and environmental development.
A consortium of European regions is being formed that will stage the European Region of Gastronomy starting in 2016. In the next few years a system will be established for awarding the title on a long-term basis, with an open competition for regions wishing to host the event. A funding application will be made to the European Commission to support the development work.
For more information visit: European Region of Gastronomy