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Catalonia recommended for the title of World Region of Gastronomy 2025

The jury will prepare a comprehensive report with recommendations to support the region’s journey, and this will be delivered to IGCAT so that IGCAT Board can make the final decision.

An international jury comprising of four international experts, accompanied by IGCAT’s President, Diane Dodd PhD considered the application of Catalonia for the title World Region of Gastronomy 2025. After reviewing the bid book submitted on 31st January 2023, the jury visited the region, 8-12 May 2023. The aim of the visit was to assess the region’s appropriateness and readiness to host the title in 2025. The jury will prepare a comprehensive report with recommendations to support the region’s journey, and this will be delivered to IGCAT so that IGCAT Board can make the final decision.

Jury composition of IGCAT Experts

  • Barbara Zmrzlikar, representative of Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy 2021 looked at Catalonia’s approach to sustainable and balanced tourism, innovation and job opportunities.
  • Quim Salort, representative of Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy 2022 paid special attention during this visit to environment, nature, health and eco-initiatives that can grow with food loving travellers.
  • May Britt, representative of Trondheim-Trøndelag, European Region of Gastronomy 2022 considered Catalonia’s approach to culture, citizen engagement and educational initiatives in the region.
  • Levan Kharatishvili from cultural routes expert of the Council of Europe based in Georgia focussed his attention on visibility, communication, branding, marketing, legacy and evaluation.

Diane Dodd PhD accompanied the jury to ensure that all financial, governance and legal aspects will ensure a long-term legacy for the region.

Tatiana Rokou

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