Sustainable Tourism: Training Event!

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Sign up for this “Train the Trainer” event organised in the context of the ERASMUS+ project “Sustainable Tourism Training for Tomorrow” from the 22 – 24th of March 2021. If possible it will be face to face, if not it will be done online. Applications open from 23rd of November till 17th of December.

Protected areas (PAs) have an important role in tourism, both as places of visitation and recreation, and as net contributors to regional and national economies. At the same time, it is widely recognised that one of the biggest challenges is the sustainable conservation and management of the natural resources that support it. The Erasmus+ project Sustainable Tourism Training for Tomorrow, aims to contribute to this by enabling everyone with an interest in sustainable tourism in Protected Areas, to generate knowledge, tools and inspiration. Within the project, we created a free, online platform that bundles relevant theoretical, as well as practical information and insights into the topic of sustainable tourism in Protected areas. We are now producing a training toolkit to support the curriculum topics that have been developed, which will involve the production of guidelines, tools and approaches to use platform material on blended and/or face-to-face training sessions, to enable dissemination of the curriculum via physical and online training events into the future. For that we are offering around 20 places to be trained in the use of the toolkit and to provide multiplier information and capacity building in sustainable tourism across your networks.

You can sign up here!

How the training will work

We are looking for 20 people from across Europe to take part in the TOOLKIT training. This is an international project so we need people with good levels of English. Our aim is to ensure that we have a representative sample of different people working with Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, from people working with the park, from the community and local tourism businesses. We will be looking for a good range of ages and gender mix.

By early 2021 you will know if you have been selected! The indicative application process schedule is as follows:

  • Application due by December 17th 2020
  • Final selection process completed by 15th January 2021 taking into account the need for good cross representation of possible project participants
  • Outcomes notified to all applicants by 18th January 2021.

In 2021, successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with and test new TOOLKIT both online using digital e-learning tools and (if regulations permit) at a 2 day workshop in Germany from March 22nd-24th. Attendance is compulsory so your availability on these dates is crucial.

The costs of this training offer is only €100 which includes the workshop and all online training. You will need to make your way to Alfred Toepfer Academy for Nature Conservation , in Schneverdingen, Germany in March. A programme of online training events will take place through February 2021.

Interested? Good!

We will need your commitment and time to participate throughout the project, but this will not be
‘full-time’ – we know you are busy people! So…

  • You can learn at your own pace! Pick the time that suits you best to use the project materials and e-learn!
  • Some things will be ‘fixed in time’ – for example, some online training events, live webinars and the March workshops. However, even if you can’t be free to join one of the events, they are recorded and will be available for you to ‘catch-up’ when you can. Also, we will do our very best to announce the fixed time components of the project well enough in advance to help you to plan ahead.
  • We estimate that on average you will only need to commit about 2 hours per week to participate through February and March.

Our commitment to you

We will do all we can to secure your active involvement, feedback and ideas. Together with you, we will be able to demonstrate that your work and experience matter and are vitally important for the development of sustainable tourism in protected areas.
We hope to arm you with skills, knowledge and competencies that will enable you to share training in sustainable tourism with your colleagues and network.

You can find out more about the project here:

Who should apply?

We are looking for people keen to learn how to share knowledge about and skills in delivering sustainable tourism in protected areas.

The one thing we request is that you should be actively working in Sustainable Tourism in a Protected Area, whether that be in a tourism business, within the municipality, community or in the park itself.

It is also important that you show how you would use the training given to disseminate and share with others.

To apply, please click here to fill out the application form in full.