Creative Tourism Network and European Regions of Gastronomy

The Creative Tourism Network participated in the European Region of Gastronomy Award meeting in Athens, organized by IGCAT  and hosted by the South Aegean Government.  A round-table, was moderated by Caroline Couret, Director of the Creative Tourism Network and member of the Executive Board of IGCAT, gathered policy-leaders from eight European Regions of Gastronomy engaged in a discussion concerning food, tourism, and sustainability as drivers for regional development.

Silvia Draghi, European Commission – DG Growth, delivered the closing speech and reaffirmed the support of the European Commission to the Regions of Gastronomy project.

The Regions of Gastronomy Platform and the European Region of Gastronomy Award aim to contribute to better quality of life in European and world regions, by highlighting distinctive food cultures, educating for better health and sustainability, and stimulating culinary innovation.