The training for staff of InterCat in circular and accessible tourism takes place in Portugal

The training for staff of InterCat in circular and accessible tourism takes place in Portugal

The Erasmus+ project InterCat on circular and accessible tourism has met in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, from the 25 th until the 29 th of October to carry out the training activity Training Course for Staff and Trainers of the InterCat international consortium in Circular and Accessible Tourism in Portugal. During these five days training, a total of 25 trainers have been trained on the most commonly used concepts and best practices on circular tourism and accessibility in the sector of tourism.

All the partner institutions have had the chance to train and present their work done on the concepts and best practices on accessible and circular tourism. New Horizons (Italy), Previform (Portugal), Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa (Spain), Ergasia (Greece) and Ecological Future Education (Latvia) have been in charge of presenting their advances on both topics to the rest of the partners and participants to the training. The presentations have included examples of best practices and some interactive exercises in order to emphasize with the target groups involved in sustainable and accessible tourism and other evaluation activities to check how an individual actions can impact on the environment and how to contribute within the touristic sector.

Moreover, the training has included study visits in order to know first-hand some initiatives on accessible and circular tourism. The participants have visited the hotel and sports sustainable resort Feel Viana, located in Viana do Castelo (Portugal). After this visit the participants have moved to the city of Penafiel, where they have participated in a tour through this city last improvements on accessibility.

 

After this first training activity, the project will keep working on the results to be developed during its implementation: Glossary of Training Items for CAT for VET: Circular and Accessible Tourism key concepts and working tools for VET training, Study visit in Spain and Destination Image Analysis Tool – DIATool: online and innovative tool that will work as an Observation Template on Circular and Accessible Tourism for VET training.

The Erasmus+ project Train the Language Trainer of Migrants comes to an end in Poland

The Erasmus+ project Train the Language Trainer of Migrants comes to an end in Poland

After two years of implementation, the Erasmus+ TTT-I project is coming to an end, having achieved its initial objective of developing and implementing a training methodology on non-formal language learning for migrants. The partners of this project in the framework of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Adult Education met in Warsaw, Poland, on 21-22 October in order to finalise the final details of the project.

The final meeting of the project was organised by the coordinator Fundacja Ad Meritum Foundation from Poland and allowed the partners to share the latest results of the project following the development of the TTT-I training programme focusing on non-formal learning methodologies with topics such as cybercafé, language tandem, coping with traumatic situations, awareness raising on cultural differences, socio-economic environment and cultural mediation for migrants. In addition, the partners have also shared feedback and results obtained after the dissemination events of the project material held in each of the partner countries (Poland, Spain and Greece).

In addition to these events to present the results, the project consortium has disseminated the training materials developed, through the final Webinar of the project, held on 27th October in online format. This 2-hour webinar allowed participants not only to learn about the results of the project, but also aimed at guaranteeing access to these training resources to all those trainers who need them through the Cyber Café online platform, thus ensuring open international access to these training materials aimed at trainers of language trainers for immigrants or people in situations of social exclusion.