The FUE-UJI has received approval from the European Commission to start working on the new Erasmus + project, Ecoblue Tourism. Under this acronym, the consortium formed by 7 international partners coordinated by the FUE-UJI aims to promote ecological tourism by increasing opportunities for entrepreneurship in blue ecotourism in coastal countries.
The European Ecoblue Tourism project is part of the Erasmus + program in the Strategic Partnerships in the field of education modality. This project, which will have a duration of two years, will carry out a methodology of innovative training to improve the entrepreneurial skills of young people long-term unemployed who wish to develop their own ideas and businesses in the blue ecotourism sector.
In addition to having the FUE-UJI as coordinator, the consortium of this project was formed by seven entities from different countries: University of Patras Panepistimio Patron (Greece), Dorea Educational Institute WTF (Cyprus), Training 2000 psc (Italy), Center of Public Education Kemer Mudurlugu (Turkey), Center for Higher Education Future Focus Ltd (Malta) and the Association of Galician Entrepreneurs in Aragon and Riberas del Ebro (Spain).
The blue economy represents 5.4 million jobs in Europe and a gross value added of almost 500,000 million euros per year. One of the sectors with the largest possibilities within the blue economy is maritime tourism, an important source of entrepreneurship.
For this reason, Ecoblue tourism aims to increase opportunities for entrepreneurship in blue ecotourism in coastal countries. To get this objective, the project will implement a training course in centers and training organizations and will develop their own content in this area to provide more information and opportunities to users interested in develop their own ideas and businesses as their trainers.