SMART VILLAGE – DEVELOPING RURAL TOURISM BUSINESSES THROUGH CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
2020-09-01 – 2023-02-28, 30 months
Project Coordinator: Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei si Formarii Profesionale (RO)
The SMART VILLAGE Project intends to create a new educational curriculum in order to upgrade digital skills and competences to more than 900 economic disadvantaged, low-skilled and low-qualified senior adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, who are living in deprived rural areas from at least 9 European local communities.
The project will teach seniors (50+) to create their own new business in villages by using innovative local cultural tourism opportunities based on social innovation best practices and circular economy principles. The project intends to be a great opportunity for seniors to earn their own living in the economic crisis generated by the pandemic period, keep their mind engaged and challenged and stay active in the community.
The SMART VILLAGE project will produce new innovative teaching and learning approaches in the form of a research study and best practices collection, 4 thematic handbooks, a training kit, a video game as tools for acquiring entrepreneurial competences in rural tourism. The project platform of resources and community will ensure direct impact on more than 900 adults learners (seniors) by 2022 who will increase their relatively low level of digital skills and have long term impact on more than 500 European travel agencies
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