The STEFAN (Sustainable Tourism: Eco-friendly Actions Network) project aims at developing sustainable tourism and ecotourism in the partner countries by establishing an innovative e-learning platform and educational materials to increase the number of tourism professionals, raise entrepreneurial skills and local cooperation among educational companies, people working in the tourism sector and tourists themselves.
The project consortium consists of 5 partners from 5 different EU countries:
1. Institut pro regionalni rozvoj, o. p. s. (Czech Republic)
2. Ecocenter Alapítvány (Hungary)
3. Academia Postal 3 Vigo S.L. (Spain)
4. Association of Environmentally Sustainable Development Green Institute Skopje (North
5. ASK Development d.o.o. Sustainable development services (Slovenia)
The objective of the project is to enhance the competitiveness of the European tourism industry, increasing the professional knowledge of people employed in the sector and quality of its services. This will also increase new opportunities for employability, develop already existing small businesses, and potentiate new ones to emerge.
Within the STEFAN project, 4 Intellectual Outputs will be produced:
IO1: A Country Research describing the development of ecotourism in each partner country in order to give the participants a general overview of the current situation;
IO2: Training Material based on the Country Research (including a Competence Validation Tool for the learners) and a project’s website containing information about it;
IO3: STEFAN E-learning Platform to train the tutors in the fields of ecotourism and sustainable tourism;
IO4: Thematic booklets based on developed thematic tours, highlighting the cooperation between local organisations, stakeholders, municipalities and entrepreneurs, bringing potential and attractiveness of the thematic tours over mass tourism.
The duration of the project is 24 months, starting with the 1 st of September 2020, and the total eligible budget of the project is 182.309,00 EUR.