WELCOME TO OUR 3RD NEWSLETTER
E.E.F.Ect – European Education Fostering Ecotourism

The project’s general objective is to promote the youngsters and adults environmental education, especially ecotourism education as part of the education for an active citizenship. The main activities include preparation activities, research and learning activities for adult learners on the theme of ecotourism, local projects for the ecotourism promotion, transnational project meetings, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination activities. The methodology used for the project will be implemented in 4 phases: initiation phase, planning phase, execution phase and control phase. This newsletter covers the 3rd part of our Project’s timeline & activities for the period January - May 2019
BUT FIRST, WE'D LOVE TO INVITE YOU TO OUR FINAL CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY - JUNE 19TH - 16.30
Location: San Venanzo (TR)| "La Serra" Conference Center - Italy


Our consortium partners will present all the deliverables and educational outcomes of our Project along with testimonials and ECO- Touristic good practices regarding the development of the Territory.
 

We're Inviting You All to Come Along and share with you the result of our research, that was made from the project consortium, which aimed to detect the degree of knowledge of ecotourism, and implied a new mentality and a greater awareness of environmental issues. To share with you all the experiences of participants from the two Training Activities that took place in Portugal and Greece and discuss all about ECO Tourism and its' importance to our region.
Local Activities – “Emi Racoviță 2000” Youth Association – Eco-Trip at Maramureș villages and Gutâi Mountains

In pursuing the main objectives of the project “E.E.F.Ect. – European Education Fostering Ecotourism”, such as the promotion of environmental education among young people and adults, implementing in particular the development of ecotourism, as a starting point for the development of active citizenship, each project partner organization has carried out some activities/initiatives at local level, directly involving other local partners and stakeholders as well.
CEDRA TOUR has organized an eco-trip , which took place between 16th and 19th of April 2019. Students from Nicolae Vasilescu-Karpen Bacau Technical Communication College had the opportunity to discover this amazing land, to explore the authentic Romanian lifestyle, crafts, traditions, local gastronomy and get closer to nature and even to God.
By doing Maramures eco-trip they were introduced to the local culture, still vibrant with vitality, were offered high-quality local services and products… and they make their vacation turn into a small “investment” into a local economy that starts to work by integrating nature preservation and local culture in the economic equation through ecotourism.
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The Travelogue Association - Italy
ECO-WALK: An ecological walk along the banks of the Fersinone

In pursuing the main objectives of the project “E.E.F.Ect. – European Education Fostering Ecotourism”, such as the promotion of environmental education among young people and adults, implementing in particular the development of ecotourism, as a starting point for the development of active citizenship, each project partner organization has carried out some activities/initiatives at local level, directly involving other local partners and stakeholders as well.
 
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CIARA - MARTINIQUE | Practical activities in the context of eco-tourism


In recent years, we are facing an ecological problem. Martinique is invaded by algae (Sargassum) that fail on the east coast. The departmental authorities have alerted the government, which has not yet found the solution to this natural problem.
At our level, we try to clean the beaches of the territory close to our association by picking them up. Some of our members use them by putting them at the foot of citrus fruits to help them grow.
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Local Activities – “Emi Racoviță 2000” Youth Association – Eco-Trip at Maramureș villages and Gutâi Mountains
 
Our eco-trip combined light walking and picturesque sightseeing in the beautiful Maramureș villages with a day of slightly more challenging hiking in the scenic Gutâi Mountains nearby.
Maramureș is a region in northern Romania, surrounded by mountains and full of picturesque meadows and valleys, where people still wear their traditional clothes every day. The region is famous for the small timber houses with huge wooden entrance gates and for the wooden churches competing to reach the sky.
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Local Activities – Epralima – Trail of the Soajo 2019 -24/02/19

 
Soajo Trail was a Trail Running event that took place on unique landscape courses that invite you to challenge and adventure in full contact with nature.
The promoter was the Sports Academy of Arcos de Valdevez in partnership with the Parish Council of Vila do Soajo and the Arcos de Valdevez Town Hall.
This event aims at the promotion of sports and nature tourism / ecotourism, giving to know the historical, cultural and environmental heritage of our region.
This event was held between the famous Espigueiros and Serra do Soajo, a unique beauty integrated into the mountainous system – the Peneda / Gerês Natural Park.
The test began in the millenarian village- O Soajo
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Local Activities – Epralima – Hugs to the Forest
 
More than 1,700 students participated, on Wednesday, March 21, in the “Embrace to the Forest”, at Porta do Mezio in the National Park of Peneda Gerês (PNPG), an environmental awareness initiative promoted by the Chamber of Arcos de Valdevez.
In a statement, that municipality said that the action, which covered students of various educational equipment intended “to raise awareness for the preservation of the environment, making them more active participants in the protection of natural values, namely, the PNPG’s natural values.
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Local Activities – Epralima – Project “Caps for the Dinis”
 
EPRALIMA continues to support those in need of technical assistance, through the Program of Collection of Caps within the school community. The school community by depositing its plastic caps is contributing to the purchase of orthopedic equipment and treatments for Dinis and the action of recycling is contributing to the environmental and social balance of the community.
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Local Activities – Epralima – Ecovia Walk (April 12, 19)
 

EPRALIMA promotes walk on the ecovia

On April 12, Epralima employees took a walk along the banks of the river once, one of the many activities included in the school’s annual activity plan. This walk aims at sensitizing the school community to the practice of sustainable and responsible tourism. About 50 employees participated in this initiative, making their contribution by collecting traces of plastic and other waste near the river bed, promoting a better environment and alerting to the practice of responsible tourism that does not harm nature, preserving ecosystems.



 
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Local Activities – Epralima – Local Ecotourism Project
 
“Quinta Lamosa – Ecotourism, accommodation, rural and nature tourism and activities in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, near the village of Sistelo a few meters from the catwalks of the Ecovia do Vez. Hiking, biking and horseback riding along natural trails around the property and water sports such as canoeing or stand-up paddle on the River Vez. 

 
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Local Activities – InterMediaKT – 19/4. Workshop: How to plan your eco trip?
 
Ecotourism adventure | Workshop: How to plan your eco trip?
Travelling was always present in the life of human beings, first travels or moving were for the fertile land, food, water and other sources. When we talk about travelling for fun and vacation it’s development increased with the industrial revolution and with the development of means of transportation. Development of tourism still lasts, but how much did we improve? And did we improve at all? 
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