European Destinations of ExcelleNce - EDEN

The "European Destinations of ExcelleNce" (EDEN) project, was started by the European Commission in accordance with European tourism policy guidelines. The aim of the project is to promote sustainable tourism development models across the European Union; that is to draw attention to the value, diversity and shared characteristics of European tourist destinations and to promote destinations where economic growth is pursued in such a way as to ensure social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

The project is co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union.
In previous years six destinations of excellence were chosen in Slovenia: in 2008 The Soča Valley , in 2009 The Solčavsko region , in 2010 The Kolpa river , in 2011 Idrija, in 2013 Laško and in 2015 Brda

European Destinations of Excellence - EDEN Destinations in Slovenia are presented on tourist’s sites of portal:

EDEN 2008: The Soča Valley
EDEN 2009: The Solčavsko region
EDEN 2010: The Kolpa river
EDEN 2011: Idrija
EDEN 2013: Laško
EDEN 2015: Brda

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The project EDEN in 2016

The Slovenian destinations were contending for the title European Destinations of Excellence for the first time ...more

EDEN 2015 - Winning destination

As expected, the topic of this year's EDEN tender “TOURISM, LOCAL CUISINE AND GASTRONOMY” attracted the greatest ...more

EDEN in Slovenia

In 2015 Slovenia is taking part in EDEN project, for the 6th time in a row. Instead of selecting new European destinations of excellence, this year’s EDEN project concentrates on promotion of already chosen destinations and of project itself. ...more
EDEN 2015 EDEN 2013 EDEN 2011 EDEN 2010 EDEN 2009 EDEN 2008 Slovenian EDEN Network

Slovenian EDEN Destinations

Each year since 2006, European Commission awards the participating member states in EDEN project, with the European destinations of excellence title. Slovenia has been an EDEN project partner since 2008. ...more
Hints for the weekly exploration of Slovenian EDEN destinations EDEN 2015: Brda EDEN 2013: Laško EDEN 2011: Idrija EDEN 2010: The Kolpa river EDEN 2009: The Solčavsko region EDEN 2008: The Soča Valley Slovenian EDEN Network


European destiantions of excellence (EDEN) project was founded upon the initiative from European Commission. Projects EDEN main goal is showing trough promotion of sustainable tourism across Europe ...more
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