European Destinations of ExcelleNce - EDEN

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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 financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises.

In previous years five 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 and in 2013 Laško

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

See also the EDEN NEWS!

telephone: +386 1 5898 578 

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EDEN in Slovenia

In 2012 Slovenia is taking part in EDEN project, for the 5th 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.

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.


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


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