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EDEN 2023

Kranj is the 2023 European Destination of Excellence

In May 2023, the European Commission announced that the European Green Pioneer of Smart Tourism will be the successor of the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) competition which was first introduced in 2007 as an initiative to reward non-traditional, emerging sustainable tourism destinations in Europe.

More information about the European Green Pioneer of Smart Tourism 2024 competition

EDEN 2023

Following a Jury meeting on 9 November 2022, Kranj was announced as 2023 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN).

The EDEN initiative

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. 

Kranj was selected as the 2023 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN).

We shortlisted three additional destinations for the 2023 competition. See our destinations page for more details.

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


European Destinations of Excellence Secretariat
infoatedensecretariat [dot] eu (info[at]edensecretariat[dot]eu )
+49 30 700 186 390

European Commission
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs
GROW-EDENatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (GROW-EDEN[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)