Climate change is here and worsening at an alarming pace. COVID-19 helped raise awareness of the connection between nature and the health of our people and planet, providing us with an opportunity to reset how we do business, how we live. The C-TOUR (Circular Mindset for Sustainable Small Tourism) project intends to explore and capitalise on Circular Economy inspired ideas and practices in order to guide a more sustainable, resilient and future-proof development of the small tourism sector, key area in regional development in the EU. It proposes to design an innovative VET approach, through the development and testing of a new VET training program and digital training tools to enhance future-oriented skills of VET learners (future employees or aspiring entrepreneurs of the tourism sector) key to become actors of change of circular, green transitions in small tourism sector.

This will be done through
-  Showcasing real-world small circular tourism practices, and using them VET training tools to offer easy understanding on circularity in small tourism
-  developing and validating a VET Curriculum along with high-quality multimedia tools covering competence areas crucial for a circular tourism mindset
- designing, developing, testing and promoting open, original, highly innovative and effective digital training resources to educate about circularity

The above activities will result in a
-  set of highly inspirational and motivational C-TOUR digital stories of small circular tourism practices promoting circularity in small tourism
C-TOUR ReSOLVE ACTION e-DATABASE of circular projects applicable in the small tourism sector providing easy understanding on circularity
-   New C-TOUR VET Curriculum and high-quality explainer videos training circular tourism skills
-   C-TOUR LEARNING LAB – open online platform with multimedia content modules offering a structured and engaging learning experience

Partners from seven European countries having considerable expertise in various fields will work on the project for 30 months.

Project duration: 31 December 2022 and 31 May 2025.
Financial support: European Commission, Erasmus + Programme
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