The main objective of the project is to create cutting-edge learning tools, provide top quality training courses and support, and develop a framework for next-generation skills in coastal tourism, to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to create innovative, eco-friendly, and sustainable tourism experiences that will bring life back to neglected and remote coastal communities and make the most of natural and cultural maritime heritage as a tourist attraction.
Coastal PRO - Game-based Learning of Entrepreneurship and Next-Generation Skills in Coastal Tourism
Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy
Coastal tourism is a major contributor to the economy of European countries, especially in the Mediterranean region. However, the sector faces important challenges, including environmental degradation, climate change, and the need to balance economic development with sustainable practices.
To address these challenges, there is a need for professionals with a holistic understanding of the sector, including the ability to manage sustainable tourism practices. The sector also needs to incorporate new and innovative technologies and practices to remain competitive in a rapidly changing market. This requires training and educational programs that cater to the needs of the industry and equip professionals with the necessary skills to navigate the complex and dynamic landscape of coastal tourism.
Objective of the project
The main objective of the project is to create cutting-edge learning tools, provide top quality training courses and support, and develop a framework for next-generation skills in coastal tourism.
Our vision is to shift away from unsustainable tourism models that contribute to infrastructure strain, loss of local character, environmental degradation, and over tourism in favor of strategies that will create a significant number of jobs and business opportunities.
The main assets of our project are the COASTALPRO ACADEMY (Training Material) and COASTALPRO QUEST (Gamification Framework and Simulation Game).
COASTALPRO ACADEMY is the body of all our training material, including syllabi, learning objectives, presentations, notes, masterclass videos, instructors’ and students’ guides.
COASTALPRO QUEST is the gamification platform and customizable simulation game that will enable a playful experience.
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