The Erasmus + Ecoblue Tourism project, coordinated by the FUE-UJI, aims to increase entrepreneurship opportunities in blue ecotourism in coastal countries and improve the entrepreneurial skills of long-term unemployed young people who want to develop their own ideas and businesses in this sector. After its two years of implementation, the Ecoblue Tourism project publishes in its fourth newsletter with the results and activities of the project.
SIMETRÍA JOINS INTO AN INITIATIVE WITH FUE-UJI TO DEFINE ITS “EUROPEAN FUNDING ROADMAP” FOR THE UPCOMING YEARS
The FUE-UJI from its European and International Projects Office will advise Simetría Grupo to improve its competences in terms of international positioning through its new initiative “European Funding Roadmap“. This initiative aims to attract a higher percentage of European funds and thus improve the financing of the business and innovative fabric of the province of Castellón.
With a duration of 1 year, this Roadmap will help Simetría to access more European projects. The European Roadmap consists of 2 phases, the first one will focus on the development of a Strategic Plan for attracting European resources. After an analysis of the potential of Simetría, the group will then be provided with customized training on the most suitable European Funding and Funds. This first phase also includes the development of a Communication Plan, specialized in international positioning based on the most strategic European programs and calls according to the interests and characteristics of Simetría Grupo.
The second phase will consist of the preparation of a working agenda in Brussels and support in the meetings by the FUE-UJI. Simetría will also actively participate in public-private platforms, conferences, events and meetings with European institutions and entities of interest. Finally, Simetría Grupo will join different international consortiums of European project proposals, duly studied and with the highest guarantees of success.
Thanks to this initiative of the FUE-UJI, Simetría will continue to implement and develop projects with European funding, such as PAV-DT, a project developed within Becsa, the leading construction company of the group. This project, presented in one of the “Desayunos Europeos” organized by EuroFUE-UJI, develops a pavement auscultation system that will help to increase the efficiency of public administrations in road maintenance, as well as to provide a more sustainable service, since it will help vehicles to reduce emissions in their circulation.
Simetría Grupo, as trustee of the FUE-UJI, values very positively the work done by the European and International Projects Office of the FUE-UJI, bringing Europe closer to companies and related entities and preparing and implementing European science and innovation projects that contribute to the progress of society.
Simetría continues to work on different projects to continue growing and expanding in different processes of innovation and internationalization. That is why these programs developed at the Universitat Jaume I allow us to be among the elite of European companies, to be in contact with great professionals from all over Europe and to enrich our internal knowledge, thus causing a leap in the training of our technicians.
The FUE-UJI hosted on Wednesday June 23 at 9:30 the Multiplier Event of the Erasmus+ Ecoblue Tourism project coordinated by the FUE-UJI through EuroFUE-UJI. The results developed in the framework of the project have been presented, which have had the collaboration of the Unversitat Jaume I (UJI), the Port Authority of Castellón, the Provincial Tourism Board of Castellón, SECOT and the NGO Ilêwasi.
Inmaculada Rodríguez, Vice Rector for Students and Social Commitment of the Universitat Jaume I, was in charge of opening the session highlighting “the blue economy as one of the most important areas for entrepreneurship”, especially innovative blue tourism. Then, Gloria Serra, manager of the FUE-UJI, presented the Ecoblue Tourism project, which, shesaid, “was born directly inspired by this blue economy”.
The Ecoblue Tourism Multiplier Event concludes the implementation of this Erasmus+ project presenting its results in sustainable and blue tourism. Nela Gómez, director of the European and International Projects Office of the FUE-UJI, presented the training guide on blue ecotourism business plans, and the mobile application Ecoblue tourism. During the session, the characteristics of this App and how it can be installed and used by young people who wish to undertake in the sector of sustainable coastal tourism were discussed in depth. Anna Tolosa, head of communication and Project Manager has been in charge of presenting the mobile App to the attendees of the Ecoblue Tourism Multiplier Event, which is completely free and is available in Play Store and Apple Store.
Dr. Rosa María Rodríguez, coordinator of the UJI research group GETUR (Gabinete de Estudios Turísticos), also spoke at the event, presenting the key elements for success in sustainable tourism. Rosa María Rodríguez has highlighted the Ecoblue Tourism App as a “very interesting tool to get started in this type of projects”, to which she added “actions must be in line with a sustainable, inclusive, responsible and supportive tourism”.
The Erasmus + IMONED project has published the second project newsletter on the activities of this Erasmus + project. IMONED will improve the knowledge, skills and competence of teachers in online and distance education, providing an immediate and comprehensive tool that allows teachers to organize and deliver online classes in times of pandemic or other similar situations.