The Slovenian destinations were contending for the title European Destinations of Excellence for the first time in 2008. In the previous years in Slovenia six destinations of excellence were chosen and twelve were placed as finalists. The European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) project with the current title “ Promotion of EDEN destinations and awareness raising ” will be performed in Slovenia until June 2017. The main aim of the project is to promote the previously ... more
selected EDEN destinations and increase awareness of the EDEN destinations. We would like to achieve this with the implementation of the following activities: - production of promotional materials, give-aways, - press releases, e-newsletters, - article publication in The Slovenia Book, - social media campaign, - attendance at fairs and other events in Slovenia and abroad, - workshops for EDEN representatives, - study tours to Slovenian EDEN destinations etc. For any further information please contact .
As expected, the topic of this year's EDEN tender “TOURISM, LOCAL CUISINE AND GASTRONOMY” attracted the greatest response so far. 11 Slovenian tourist destinations applied to the tender, which, through their specific culinary offer, revive the local environment and enhance visits throughout the year. Following the review of the received applications, five destinations made it to the finals, which, according to the President of the Expert Commission, Prof. ... more
Dr. Janez Bogataj, were not a surprise, since they reflect the real situation in culinary art and gastronomy in Slovenia. Congratulations to Radol'ca, Kras, Dobrote Dolenjske (Dolenjska Treats) and Bohinj which were bold competitors in their fight for the final award. However, following the summing up of assessments of applications and findings during Commission's visits in the field, the final award goes to Brda, and deservedly so. The winning destination is awarded the title Brda, European Destination of Excellence 2015 and thus joins its predecessors the Soča Valley, Solčavsko, the Kolpa River, Idrija and Laško. “The winning destination of Goriška Brda is a prominent culinary and gastronomic destination whose main and only tourist motif and offer are related exclusively to culinary art and gastronomy,” says Prof. Dr. Bogataj. Heartfelt congratulations to Brda. Brda received a great acknowledgement that binds them to pursuing the objective to maintain culinary excellence in the future. All five finalists will be presented in Europe as examples of best practice by the Slovenian Tourist Board and the European Commission through numerous marketing and communication channels, and become members of the European Network of EDEN destinations with the possibility to be included in the European association EDEN. The official award ceremony will be held during Days of Slovenian Tourism between 12 and 14 October 2015 in Nova Gorica.
Workshop for EDEN destinations in Slovenia was held on 9th April 2015 in Ljubljana with main theme sports tourism and cultural tourism in EDEN destinations. Sports tourism workshop was managed by dr. Maja Uran Maravić who presented main points of analysis of sports tourism in Slovenia with emphasis on EDEN destinations. Cultural tourism workshop ... more
was managed by dr. Sonja Sibila Lebe who presented cultural tourism in Slovenia and gave recommendations for development of cultural tourism in EDEN destinations. Workshop was focused on learning about sports and cultural tourism offer in EDEN destinations, good practices and useful recommendations for EDEN destinations.
9th EDEN Network meeting was held in Brussels on 21st October 2014. Meeting focused on further exploring benefits of the networking among the EDEN destinations with emphasis on new tourism trends, marketing through social media, innovativeness in promotion of destinations and the latest news about sustainable destination management. Slovenian EDEN destinations, members of EDEN network, participated to EDEN network ... more
Within the framework of this year's EDEN project, in cooperation with Dr. Tanja Lešnik Štuhec, we organised an expert excursion to Austria for the members of the Slovenian EDEN network. This includes 14 Slovenian destinations – winners (Laško, Idrija, Kolpa River, Solčavsko Region, Soča Valley) and finalists (Radol'ca, Zeleni kras, Velenje, Mežica, Žiče, Bohinj, destination between Pohorje and Bohorje, Kozjanski park and Kranj) of the EDEN selections. In Austria, we ... more
visited the culinary Vulkanland , Werfenweng village , where we became familiarised with the soft mobility project, and the Obir Cave in Geopark Karavanke .
Each Friday this summer in Ljubljana, fans of good cuisine have been gathering at the event ‘ Open Kitchen ’. This event is an outdoor culinary project that unites more than 40 different catering providers in Pogačar Square in Ljubljana. One can taste traditional Slovenian dishes as well as international culinary specialties at one of the ... more
many food stands set up in the square. Considering that, along with local visitors, the event is visited by many foreign tourists, SPIRIT Slovenia Public Agency has been participating in the event with an information desk and promotion of the I FEEL SLOVENIA trademark since it began. In August, in addition to the general tourist information, we presented the European Destinations of Excellence project as well as the destinations that received this title.
Are you looking for ideas to experience a different vacation, away from the packed seaside destinations and tourist centres? We have selected some attractive hints for a special experience in order to get to know Slovenia – in the refreshing environment of the Alpine peaks, invigorating rivers and thermal springs. For the end of summer or during the pleasant autumn months that are just perfect for exploration. Read more in ... more
Destination Laško – Confluence of Good is this year’s winner of the Slovenian EDEN selection. Slovenia thus received the fifth European Destination of Excellence title after those awarded to the ... more
Soča River Valley, the Solčavsko region, the Kolpa River and the town of Idrija. The ceremony awarding the European Destination of Excellence title at the state level was held in Laško on 5 June 2013. The destination will present itself on the European level for the first time in November 2013 in Brussels, where its title will be officially awarded by the European Commission.
Destination Laško – The Confluence of Good is this year’s winner of the Slovenian selection of the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN). After the Soča Valley, Solčavsko Region, Kolpa River and the town of Idrija, Slovenia has gained the fifth European Destination of Excellence. The official award ceremony of ... more
the European Destination of Excellence title at state level will be held on 5 June 2013. At the European level, the destination will first be presented in Brussels in autumn, where it will be awarded the title by the European Commission.
This year, seven destinations contended for the title EDEN 2013, while the expert committee selected three finalists. The winning destination will be announced at the beginning of May; the award ... more
will be presented at the beginning of June at a celebration in the selected destination. The EDEN project is one of the key strategic projects of SPIRIT Slovenia, Public Agency, Slovenian Tourist Board, within the framework of which Slovenian destinations are encouraged to develop green tourism that considers the social, cultural and environmental aspects of sustainability, with the help of European financial aid. Destinations that have been awarded with the most points are (in alphabetical order): - Laško – confluence of good ; - Radol’ca and - Zeleni Kras - Green Karst.