Build a network of local advisors to put small tourism providers in watercourse regions on a more sustainable path

Sustainable tourism makes appropriate use of environmental resources, respect the socio-cultural authenticity of local communities, and ensure that economic activities are viable in the long term.

The BLUE TOURISM project aims to equip a network of future local advisors with key competences in sustainability so they can support and advice small tourism providers in watercourse regions to be more sustainable and competitive. The project competence areas include sustainable tourism, SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals), ethics and social responsibility, natural and cultural heritage, innovation and digital transition, competitiveness, and sustainable business management.

Target Audience
  • Sustainable tourism advisers
  • Small tourism providers
  • VET providers
  • e-portfolio designed as methodological framework mapping best practices of sustainable tourism initiatives in watercourse regions
  • Training curriculum referencing a new competence model for the profile of the sustainable tourism advisor/provider, including learning outcomes aligned with EU frameworks (EQF, ECVET and EQAVET) and e-learning training materials
  • Into-action videos documenting the target groups experience on the project and promoting local water course regions as sustainable touristic destinations
  • OER platform providing free access to the full suite of learning resources produced
  • Mindshift Talent Advisor – Portugal
  • Comunidade Intermunicipal da Beira Baixa – Portugal (coordinator)
  • Instituto do Turismo de Portugal – Portugal
  • Instituto para el Fomento del Desarollo y la Formación – Spain
  • University of Maribor – Slovenia
  • Spektrum Educational Center Foundation – Romania
  • Centre for Advancement of Research and Educational Technology – Cyprus
  • The Rural Hub – Ireland

01.01.2022 – 31.12.2023


ERASMUS+, Strategic partnership for development of innovation