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The current tourism industry is fastly evolving and innovation is key to staying ahead of the game. Last week, on the 8th and 9th of September 2023, a group of international organizations got together for the first time to kick off a new project that will redefine coastal tourism. Hosted by Surf Club Keros on Lemnos Island, the kick-off meeting for the COASTAL PRO project marked the beginning of this three-year adventure. Keep reading to discover its mission, goals, and the partners involved in this collaborative initiative.


The aim of the COASTAL PRO project is to explore coastal tourism and bring in new ideas and improvements. This big project has a few important goals:

  1. Cutting-edge Learning Tools:

    COASTAL PRO intends to develop state-of-the-art learning tools that will improve how entrepreneurs in the coastal tourism sector acquire knowledge and skills. These tools will harness the power of technology and interactive learning methods.

  2. High-quality Training Courses:

    Aspiring young entrepreneurs in the coastal tourism industry will have access to high quality training courses, equipping them with the expertise needed to succeed in this field.

  3. Support for Young Entrepreneurs:

    The project will provide strong support to new entrepreneurs, assisting them in developing their ideas and turning their vision into successful businesses.

  4. Next-Generation Skills:

    COASTAL PRO will focus on cultivating the next generation of skills required in coastal tourism. This includes a keen emphasis on sustainability, digital literacy, and adaptability, ensuring that the industry remains relevant and eco-friendly.

The Journey Ahead:

From September 2023 to September 2026, COASTAL PRO will start an exciting journey of innovation. There will be two main areas we’ll be concentrating on during this journey:

  1. Game-based Learning of Entrepreneurship:

    By using gamification, the project aims to make learning about entrepreneurship fun and immersive. Interactive games will not only teach but also motivate the future generation of coastal tourism entrepreneurs.

  2. Next-Generation Skills in Coastal Tourism:

    Since the tourism industry is constantly changing, it’s crucial to acquire new skills. COASTAL PRO will find and teach these skills to make sure the industry stays successful in the future.

Meet the Partners:

COASTAL PRO is a partnership of the following organizations:

  1. Surf Club Keros (Greece) – Coordinator
  2. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) (Greece)
  3. Infinitivity Design Labs (France)
  4. EPLO European Public Law Organization (Greece)
  5. Hosco (Spain)
  6. Cluster Marítimo de Canarias (Spain)
  7. AJITER – Terceira Island Youth Association (Portugal)
  8. elcproductions (Greece)
  9. Mundus (Spain)
  10. Eurhodip, The Leading Hotel Schools (Belgium)

The combined knowledge, know-how, and enthusiasm of these partners ensures a varied and dynamic approach to the challenges and opportunities in coastal tourism.

Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates:

As we start this exciting journey to make coastal tourism better, stay tuned for the next updates. We’ll share all the latest news, upcoming materials, and progress that will come.

Together, we are riding the waves of innovation, and the future of coastal tourism has never looked more promising. Join us on this adventure, and together, let’s redefine the way we experience and enjoy the beautiful coastal destinations of the world!

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