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The European Academy of Gastronomy (AEG) is a non-profit Association founded in Paris by national Academies of Gastronomy of EU member countries.
It is a transnational entity within the area of the European Union, created on the initiative of the International Academy of Gastronomy (AIG), whose goals and ethics it shares.
AEG’s purpose is the safeguard and development of European cultures and culinary heritage, in collaboration with National Academies within the European Union.
As such, it studies at Community and European level all issues related to food and gastronomy. It is qualified to give an opinion and make proposals to any official or private bodies.
It initiates or encourages the creation of Gastronomic Academies in the European Union countries that do not have any as of today.

It encourages and fosters all public and private initiatives and operations of cultural and educational nature regarding food and gastronomy.
It promotes research focusing on the specific qualities of food that are part of the European Union’s culinary heritage, while respecting their traditional characters.
In general it can sponsor all events, study or work within its purpose, and relay its action by various publications and communications aimed at releasing the results.
  EAG with a seat in the capital of Poland - Warsaw. On April 22, 2016, the General Secretariat of the European Academy of Gastronomy was located at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The location of the EAG general secretariat in Poland is a unique opportunity for the city itself, as well as, above all, for Polish culinary art and home chefs. Placing the authorities of such a prestigious and influential gastronomic organization in Poland will undoubtedly contribute to raising the rank of Polish gastronomy in the arena of the European Community.

R. Anson, H. Gronkiewicz-Waltz (President of the City of Warsaw), M. Dobrzyniecki

Due to the fact that subsequent meetings of Academy members, as well as all of its courses, trainings, competitions and events will be organized by the secretary general's Warsaw office, this is undoubtedly the first such significant opportunity for Poland to become aware of the most influential gastronomic institutions in the world and in the pages prestigious gastronomic rankings. During the visit to Poland, the president of EAG Rafael Anson also met the Polish Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Bańka.

M. Dobrzyniecki, W. Bańka (Minister of Sport and Tourism),  R. Anson

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