Welcome to Sustain-T

Sustain-T, Sustainable Tourism through Networking and Collaboration, is and EU funded project which aims to enhance the sustainability performance of EU micro and small enterprises in the tourism sector by raising their managers’ awareness of sustainable tourism practices and improving their networking and collaboration skills for establishing new green alliances and implementing joint sustainability initiatives.

Project Objectives

To enhance the sustainability performance of EU micro and small enterprises in the tourism sector.

Meet The Partners

View detailed information on the eight project partners from six European countries.

Project Outputs

See information on the five intellectual outputs the Sustain-T project will produce.

Project Meetings

Five project meetings across Europe with a final conference in Barcelona in 2019.

News and Updates

Latest news on the project activities and updates on Sustain-T dissemination outcomes.

Online Tools

View the Sustain-T Self-audit, Resource-mapping and Ideation tools.

About the Project:

There is a new sense of urgency about improving sustainability of the tourism sector. Europe is becoming more and more popular tourist destination, commanding a market share of the world tourism industry bigger than 40%. Along with this positive economic impact, however, tourism puts a significant strain on European natural environments and socio-cultural authenticity.

Many initiatives have been undertaken in the EU to raise public awareness of sustainability and to ensure sustainable management of tourist destinations, businesses and products. Numerous Europe-wide reports, however, prove that the workforce employed in the sector still lacks the right, green skill set for implementing principles of sustainable development.

Tourism sector in Europe is dominated by micro and small enterprises (MSEs), which often have lack of resources to invest either in sustainable practices or in workforce skills development. At the same time, many sustainable tourism practices have already proven their economic viability to micro and small enterprises. Moreover, affordability and cost efficiency of such practices increase significantly, if MSEs create clusters and combine efforts to implement them.

The Sustain-T project, therefore, aims to enhance the sustainability performance of EU micro and small enterprises in the tourism sector by raising their managers’ awareness of sustainable tourism practices and improving their networking and collaboration skills for establishing new green alliances and implementing joint sustainability initiatives.

Online Platform

Self-audit, Resource-mapping and Ideation tools

our meetings

First Transnational Project Meeting in Spain

The first –kick-off meeting was held in December 2017 in Spain....

Second Transnational Meeting in United Kingdom

In the beginning of June, partners travelled to Plymouth, UK, to...

Third Transnational Meeting in Bulgaria

On 4-5 October 2018, partners attended the third transnational partner...

Fourth Transnational Meeting in Portugal

The fourth meeting will be arranged in M18 of the project (April 2019)...

Intellectual Outputs

The project has five project Intellectual Outputs:

1. Sustain-T curriculum, 2.Sustain-T learning material, 3. Self-audit, Resource-mapping and Ideation tools, 4.E-learning platform and e-tools programming and 5.Guidelines for MSEs and Methodological Handbook for VET providers.

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Latest News and Project Updates

09
Oct

3rd SUSTAIN-T Partner Meeting in Sofia, BG

On 4-5 October 2018, partners attended the third transnational partner meeting within the Sustain-T

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14
Jun

SECOND TRANSNATIONAL MEETING IN UNITED KINGDOM

In the beginning of June, partners travelled to Plymouth, UK, to attend the second transnational

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14
Jul

Intellectual Output 1, Sustain-T curriculum

The Sustain-T curriculum is a methodological document guiding the development of the learning

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