The fourth newsletter of the Erasmus + InterCat project is now available. The newsletter includes information about this circular and accessible tourism project, the meeting between the project partners, the final conference in Castelló (Spain) and the results of the project.
The third newsletter of the Erasmus + InterCat project is now available. The newsletter includes information about this circular and accessible tourism project, the meeting between the project partners, the training stay in Greece and the next planned activities and the results that the project will develop.
The second transnational meeting of the Erasmus+ InterCat project on circular and accessible tourism took place on 11 and 12 April. The meeting, in which the whole consortium participated, took place in Riga (Latvia), organised by the Ecological Future Education association. This consortium meeting was the opportunity to discuss the 2nd output to be implemented by the project, the DiaTool for tourism assessment from the perspective of accessibility and sustainability. In addition, the partners also agreed on the final details for the presentation of the Glossary of terms and good practices on circular and accessible tourism and the plans for the next study visit in Patras, Greece.
In addition, the consortium’s stay in Riga allowed the participants to visit examples of best practices in circular and accessible tourism in the city. On the one hand, they enjoyed a guided visit to the Getlini landfill and the experience at the Riga Museum in the Dark, which allows visitors to experiment with their senses once they have lost their sight.
The New Horizons project coordinator (Italy), the partners Previform (Portugal) and the Fundació Universitat Jaume I-Empresa (Spain) attended the meeting in person. Ergasia (Greece) attended the working sessions remotely. During the next months the partners will work on the new DiaTool and prepare the study visit in Patras (Greece), scheduled from 27 June to 2 July.
The second newsletter of the Erasmus+ InterCat project is already available. The newsletter includes information about this project on circular and accessible tourism, the first training among the partners of the project, the next activities planned and the deliverables that the project will develop.
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 first newsletter of the Erasmus+ InterCat project is already available. The newsletter includes information about this project on circular and accessible tourism, the first face-to-face meeting among the partners of the project, the next activities planned and the deliverables that the project will develop.