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EDEN 2022

Middelfart is the 2022 European Destination of Excellence

EDEN 2023

Applications for the EDEN 2023 competition are now open.
One winner will be selected as the next sustainable tourism pioneer.

Each year, the EDEN competition will name one ‘European Destination of Excellence’, an accolade that will signal a destination’s forward-thinking approach and identify them as a sustainable tourism pioneer

Destinations in EU countries and COSME countries with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 inhabitants are eligible to apply. 

The competition to select the 2023 European Destination of Excellence is open until 1 June 2022, 17:00 CET. See our apply page for more details.

Middelfart was selected as the 2022 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN). See our destinations page for more details.

Small, sustainable, the future of tourism: European Destination of Excellence.


European Destinations of Excellence Secretariat
+49 30 700 186 390

European Commission
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs