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HERITAGE FOR YOUth

European heritage for youth involvement and entrepreneurship

DETAILS:

  • Title: EUROPEAN HERITAGE FOR YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • Running dates: June 1, 2020 - September 30, 2022 (28 months)
  • Programme: Erasmus + KA2 Strategic partnership for the exchange of good practices for youth
  • Agreement number: 2020-1-IT03-KA205-018135

PARTNERS:

PROJECT MAIN AIM

To foster exchange and dialogue between young people and youth workers from 7 different EU countries on the issues of safeguarding and promoting natural and cultural heritage and social inclusion, developing entrepreneurial competence in the field of ecological and sustainable tourism and transversal competences for personal and professional development and active participation in society.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To raise awareness of the importance of European cultural heritage through informal and non formal education activities, as a tool for social inclusion, youth participation and social entrepreneurship
  • To promote young people environmental education , especially ecotourism education for an active citizenship
  • To strengthen the sense of belonging and participation, promoting activities that protect and enhance the common heritage, involving young people and local stakeholders
  • To improve key competences of youth workers socio-educativi to enhance the quality of their activity
  • To foster inclusion and employability of young people with fewer opportunities (including NEETs) through quality youth work and transnational learning activities
  • Ease transition of young people from youth to adulthood, supporting their integration into the labour market developing key competences and promoting creative learning, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship
  • To create a European space of reflection for sustainable tourism as an educational tool, fostering personal and professional growth for youngsters.

TARGET GROUPS

2 categories of direct participants:

  • STAFF OF THE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS (Youth workers)
  •  YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN 18 AND 30 – Also involving young people with fewer opportunities, who face cultural differences or social obstacles
 Other participants and indirect beneficiaries:
  • More than 300 participants involved in local activities in the partner countries (volunteers, students, youth workers, tourism workers, members of associated partners, etc.).

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

Transnational project meetings for coordination

Transnational project meetings for coordination online, in Croatia and Portugal, with final conference for the dissemination of the project results in Portugal.

Learning mobilities:

TC1: Short-term joint staff training event – Patras, Greece (IntermediaKT)
Ecotourism as an educational tool and entrepreneurial drive for local development, branding and online tools

TC2: Short-term joint staff training event – Malaga, Spain (IIJ)
Developing key competences of youth workers for the promotion of youth involvement, active citizenship and social entrepreneurship

TC3: Blended mobility of young people – Kaunas, Lithuania (ASOCIACIJA AKTYVISTAI)
THe mobility has been canceled due to the war conflict in Ukraine.

TC4: Blended mobility of young people - Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal (Epralima)
Exploring sustainable tourism activities, sustainable mobility and sharing good practices for environment protection.
Creation of tools for ecotourism and social entrepreneurship development (Ex. business plan ideas, sustainable itineraries, accessible tourist packages, promotional material, ideas for digital products etc.), which will be published in the project website and shared in each partner country through visibility events and involving local stakeholders.

Local Activities 1:
  • Diagnosis and analysis of the current situation in each partner country
  • Questionnaire for young people to define the profile of the young participants/beneficiaries involved (questionnaire created and shared via Google form - questionnaire sent to young people between 18 and 30 years of age from the Municipality/Region of each organization)
  • Meetings with associated partners and/or other stakholders locali to define possible areas of action
  • Identification and collection of good practices in the field of ecological and sustainable tourism and social entrepreneurship
  • Definition of possible ideas and development objectives - local heritage resources to be exploited and activities to be promoted and/or implemented
Local Activities 2:
  • Creation of online contents for young people and youth workers in the fields of ecological and sustainable tourism and social entrepreneurship:
    – Introduction to ecotourism and social entrepreneurship
    – Material collected and shared during LA1, TC1, TC2
  • Selection and preparation of participants for TC3
Local Activities 3:
  • Evaluation of the blended mobility
  • Collection of blended mobility products
  • One visibility event in each partner country

PROJECT OUTPUTS:

  • Multilingual project website (according to the languages of the institutions involved in the project) for sharing good practices and project's results, integrated with a specific e-learning area with online modules to develop competences for young people and youth workers in the fields of ecological and sustainable tourism and social entrepreneurship, in which users will be also able to share their experiences, their knowledge and provide updates on the topic.
  • Booklet with diagnosis and analysis of situation, identification and collection of good practices in the field of ecological and sustainable tourism and social entrepreneurship, uploaded in the project website.
  • Collection of tools for ecotourism and social entrepreneurship development (Es. Idee di business plan, itinerari sostenibili, pacchetti turistici accessibili, materiale promozionale, idee per prodotti digitali ecc.), sviluppati durante la mobilità per i giovani, caricati nel sito del progetto e condivisi attraverso eventi di visibilità e con il coinvolgimento degli stakeholder locali.0

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