Representatives of the 6 partner organizations of the ECHO-Tourism project met for the first time in Sicily on January 30 and 31, 2020 for the official launch of the project. The Erasmus + program provided the partnership with funding to develop a training offer, aiming to engage tourists and tourism professionals towards sobriety in order to limit their ecological footprint.
Alain Tambour, independent evaluator of the project, testifies: “This first meeting was organized with professionalism by the Sicilian partner CESIE. The team laid the first stones of a cooperation which will last 3 years.”
The participants in this first meeting scanned the work to be done to obtain a guide of eco-gestures, a MOOC (online course open to all), face-to-face training and a methodological framework that will allow the reproduction of this practice by other structures and individuals.
The echo phenomenon is at the heart of the system, because it is a matter of ensuring that each one appropriates and reverberates what he has put into practice.