European Region of Gastronomy -Slovenia 2021

Slovenia part of the European Regions of Gastronomy network from 2021

European Regions of Gastronomy (ERG) is a network and brand established in the European Union in 2011. The ERG platform operates under the aegis of the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism (IGCAT), based in Barcelona. At IGCAT’s annual meeting of experts in 2015, it was proposed to include Slovenia in the platform.

Each year, following thorough vetting by an international expert jury and the implementation of projects in the fields of gastronomy, tourism, culture, health, agriculture and education, IGCAT accepts two to three regions into its network. The essence of the network and the brand is the integration of food, culture, creativity and tourism, which are all linked to cultural diversity and play an important part in shaping sustainable development. All the regions liaise with each other and exchange experiences. Thus as well as raising their gastronomic, cultural and tourism profile, all the regions in the network benefit from new international initiatives and challenges