The Erasmus+ Ecoblue Tourism project has held its final transnational meeting between the project partners in Fano, Italy. The meeting took place on 15 and 16 July and was attended by representatives of all partner organisations: the University of Patras (Greece), Dorea Educational Institute WTF (Cyprus), Training 2000 psc (Italy), the Public Education Centre of Kemer (Turkey), the Centre for Higher Education Future Focus Ltd (Malta), the Association of Galician Entrepreneurs in Aragon and Riberas del Ebro, AEGARE, (Spain). The European and International Projects Office of the FUE-UJI (EuroFUE-UJI), as coordinator of the project, has also attended the meeting.
The transnational meeting in Italy focused on taking stock of the activities and results achieved by the Ecoblue Tourism project during its two years of implementation. The mobile application available for Android and iOs was evaluated, as well as the multiplier events held in the different partner countries of the project.
Moreover, the transnational meeting was the perfect occasion for the Ecoblue Tourism project consortium to visit its stakeholders in Italy. Mainly vocational training centres, from which they got to know in depth their training activities. The consortium also participated in a conference to disseminate the project activities at the “Villagio Turistico – Summer Camp” in Senigallia (Italy).
The Erasmus+ CIA Project organises a training week for international young people and seniors at the FUE-UJI, coordinator of the project. Between 5 and 9 July, the FUE-UJI hosted this training activity in Castelló, which brought together young people and seniors from Portugal, Spain, Poland, Romania and Turkey. The total of 30 participants of the Erasmus+ CIA project Training have received training for the implementation of
Intergenerational Civic Councils in their localities and regions.
Representatives of the different partner organisations of this Erasmus+ project have delivered the training sessions. In addition to the FUE-UJI, INNETICA from Spain, the Directorate of Sport and Youth of Brasov County from Romania, the Sójovem das Saibreiras Association from Portugal, Tavsanli Kaymakamligi from Turkey and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Education Foundation from Poland have given the training.
Participants have enjoyed training in activities focused on communication, teamwork, leadership, implementation of Intergenerational Civic Councils and how to implement and participate in civic actions at local and regional level.
In addition to the different training activities, attendees also enjoyed a series of workshops, linked to the theme of the project for the exchange of experiences between generations. Among them, they were able to enjoy a visit to the Espaitec facilities, where they learned about the advice and mentoring activities for entrepreneurs and young companies from the Secot organisation. They also visited the Museo Inacabado de Arte Urbano (MIAU) in Fanzara, through which they were able to see how art can unite different generations and thus revive the young spirit of rural areas.
After this successful international training, the consortium will continue to work on the following project activities to promote intergenerational knowledge exchange from old to young and thus the development of new and potential personal and professional skills in both generations, as well as the improvement of personal relationships between generations, which has proven to be especially beneficial for the development of both groups.