The Laško Destination Receives the Title European Destination of Excellence 2013
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 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 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.
Three destinations competing for the title 'European Destination of Excellence 2013'
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 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.
Expecting the fifth European Destination of Excellence in Slovenia
Within the framework of the European EDEN project – European Destinations of ExcelleNce, SPIRIT Slovenia, Slovenian Tourist Board will, for the fifth year in a row, carry out the selection procedure for the European Destination of Excellence in Slovenia. The Slovenian destinations of excellence – Soča Valley, Solčavsko Region, Kolpa River and Idrija that gained the prestigious title European Destination of Excellence in the years 2008-2011 will be joined in 2013 by the fifth European Destination of Excellence in Slovenia.