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.
EuroFUE-UJI meets with the Vice-rector of Language Promotion and Equality of the UJI, Pilar Safont, in order to find synergies in the field of equal gender and STEM degrees. The progress of the European E-STEAM project that promotes the study of the degrees of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics among young women has aroused the interest of the vice-rector of Linguistic and Equality Promotion which wanted to include the project as part of the framework program for equality in the STEM disciplines of the UJI.
The Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM) has organized the Meeting of Applied Research in Materials for Industrial Transfer at the Jaume I University (UJI). Among the attendees, EuroFUE-UJI did not want to miss this opportunity organized by the INAM with the collaboration of the Office of Cooperation in Research and Technological Development of the UJI (OCIT).
The main objective of the Applied Research Meeting was to promote the industrial transfer research activities and applications with impact economic at the Jaume I University. To this end, a selection of the groups and UJI research institutes presented during the meeting the topics on which they have worked.
Ignacio Montoto, Director del Hotel Jaime I y del Tryp Castellón Center
Ignacio Montoto, Director of Hotel Jaime I and Tryp Castellón Center (Civis Hotels) talks about accessible tourism and its needs in the province of Castellón. Since the european project RESTAT about accessible tourism started running with EuroFUE-UJI as partner, new considerations about the accessibility in such an important economic field as tourism have been taken into account. This european project, under the call Erasmus+ “Strategic partnership in the field of education and training”, raises awareness about the need of an Accesible Tourism in Castellón. Ignacio Montoto has shared his personal point of view on this topic
What can tourism professionals generally do when providing services for tourists with access needs?
What tourism professionals can generally offer to tourists with access needs is an extreme sensitivity when they deal with disabled clients.
What skills will future professionals need to learn on the job?
Students should know in depth the needs of disabled people, in order to implement the action procedures that allow them to provide adequate attention and service. They must also know the reality of the accessibility of the establishment where they work, in order to offer reliable information to their clients.
The EuroFUE-UJI team, under the framework of the E-STEAM program, will gather a large group of mentors with a long career in the STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The mentors will play an essential role in the project, participating in the mentoring program of the same. With their experience, they will serve as inspiration for the participants in the E-STEAM project, as feminine examples that have reached their dreams through academic STEM areas.