WITH4LESS creates a new community of players in the tourism chain by developing new skills to support customers/tourists, micro-enterprises, SMEs, employees of companies and service providers (public and private) to actively participate in the green transition through simple and effective actions.

The new actors in this process are the "ConsumeLess advisors", who are equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to encourage the greening of the tourism sector at local level through very simple actions.

This is achieved by increasing their knowledge and access to practical solutions and tools to better manage essential resources (water and energy), minimise waste and improve sustainable behaviour at the tourism level, at the service provider level as well as at the customer level. learning opportunity for all, even without a high level of education in Malta, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Turkey. An international training course is organised to complete the training and networking process.

WITH4LESS creates a new community of players in the tourism chain by developing new skills to support customers/tourists, micro-enterprises, SMEs, employees of companies and service providers (public and private) to actively participate in the green transition through simple and effective actions.

This is achieved by increasing their knowledge and access to practical solutions and tools to better manage essential resources (water and energy), minimise waste and improve sustainable behaviour at the tourism level, at the service provider level as well as at the customer level, in order to offer/select more responsible and sustainable products and services, thus contributing to the promotion of a circular and green economy and consequently to the fight against climate change.

This approach is based on the experience of a previous project (ConsumeLess - financed by the Interreg MED 14/20 programme), which was a great success and gave the participating territories (from 9 different countries) the opportunity to define and test simple practices to improve resource management.

The new actors in this process are the "ConsumeLess advisors", who are equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to encourage the greening of the tourism sector at local level through very simple actions. At the same time, a way of networking and learning from each other, with a common vision, is designed in order to valorise these new players in the local and international tourism development strategy.

A learning opportunity for all, even without a high level of education in Malta, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Turkey. An international training course is organised to complete the training and networking process.

OUR TARGET

  • Unemployed adults
  • workers without specific degrees (e.g., trade associations or other tourism-related roles)
  • volunteers
  • aspiring young entrepreneurs in the tourism industry
  • Private and public tourist service providers seeking energy, water, and waste management solutions
  • Citizens and tourists
  • Decision-makers and stakeholders in the tourism industry

ACTIVITIES

The project consists of four key phases:

  1. Research and Training: This phase involves common research to develop knowledge, skills, and competences for sustainable tourism. It includes a mutual learning training for internal staff.
  2. Training Program Creation: The project designs and implements a MOOC-based training program to create 180 ConsumeLess advisors. These advisors will form an international network and receive certificates of participation.
  3. On-Field Activities: Working with ConsumeLess advisors, on-field activities and events promote sustainable tourism as an economic opportunity. They involve a wide range of bodies, institutions, companies, and individuals in implementing local sustainable solutions.
  4. Initiatives and Manifesto: This phase focuses on spreading best practices in resource efficiency and consumption, engaging a broad spectrum of local actors, and promoting co-responsibility. It culminates in a Manifesto that encourages all tourism chain actors to actively contribute to global green transformation, along with six non-conventional events involving the general public, decision-makers, tourists, and ConsumeLess Advisors.
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Users

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Advisers

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Manifesto signees

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Best practices

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Case Studies

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Questions

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About the project

This educational tool was created by an international team, with members coming from six organizations in six European countries, working in the fields of education, professional training, environmental studies, and environmental sustainability as part of the project “With You we can do more” with funding from the European Commission under the “Erasmus +” Programme.
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