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  • 1. FORTE Project: Fostering Responsible Tourism in European Higher Education Erasmus Intensive Programme Valencia, from 2nd to 13 th of March 2009 Project number: ES/08/PAP-ERA/IP/3143 Supported by: Partners: Sponsored by:
  • 2. Responsible Tourism
    • « It's a tourism or leisure activity implementing practices that are respectful of natural and cultural environment and which contributes in an ethical manner to the local economic development. It therefore favors the tourist awareness concerning his own impacts on the local territory and makes him an actor of his consumption. » 
    • Definition of responsible tourism according to the Eveil Network
  • 3. Project objectives
    • The main objective of this project is to create a team of professors, students and experts that acquire and share knowledge in the field of Responsible Tourism.
    • Each of the partners contribute to the project with its field of expertise, focusing on four specialities: Sustainability, Accessibility, Local Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • 4.  
  • 5. Project activities
    • 1. Starting up of the virtual community and working teams
    • 2. Integrating the topics or specialisations at each institution
    • 3. Development of the IP in Valencia
    • 4. IP course conclusions and follow-up
    • 5. Dissemination activities
    • 6. Quality assessment activities
    • 7. Project management
  • 6. Project outputs
    • Virtual community (blog),
    • Pedagogical approach based on a constructivist methodology
    • Training materials and presentations showing the work developed at each institution and specialisation
    • Study Programme on Responsible Tourism.
  • 7. What has already been done?
    • Virtual community creation
    • BLOG: Forte-project.blogspot.com
    • Working sessions about each topic at each institution.
    • Posting information into the BLOG:
      • Participants introduction
      • Topics: definitions, interesting links, existing policies, good practices...
  • 8. Intensive Programme in Valencia S tructure Forte-project.blogspot.com
  • 9. Intensive Programme in Valencia Timetable
      • Monday to Friday from 8:15 am to 13:00 am
      • Afternoons – BLOG workshop and posting info:
      • from 14.00 to 16.30
      • Study Trips: from 09:30 to 18:00
      • - See detailed programme in the folder -
  • 10. Intensive Programme in Valencia Logistics
    • LUNCH VOUCHERS
    • You have the vouchers for the lunch (IP working days) in Florida canteen.
    • METRO CARD
    • Visitors have a metro card valid for 10 travels (AB zone)
    • The lunch vouchers & metro cards are enclosed in the envelope with your name
  • 11. Intensive Programme in Valencia Study trips
    • Sustainability & Accesibility visit
    • Thursday 05.03.09
      • 09:30 Departure from PURPLE NEST HOSTEL
      • 10:00 Visit to La Albufera Natural Park – Boat trip
      • 13:00 Lunch in El Palmar
      • 14:15 Departure to La Malvarrosa beach
      • 15:00 Visit to HOTEL LAS ARENAS
      • 16:30 Explanation of La Malvarrosa “Accesible beach”
      • 17:00 Visit to HOTEL NEPTUNO
      • 18:00 Return to the PURPLE NEST HOSTEL
  • 12. Intensive Programme in Valencia Study trips
    • Local Development visit
    • Wednesday 11.03.09
      • 09:30 Departure from PURPLE NEST HOSTEL
      • 11:00 Visit to Requena. Guided tour (old town, caves...)
      • 12:30 Requena Town hall. Explanation of the tourist promotion strategy.
      • 13:30 Typical lunch
      • 16.00 Visit to “Pago de Tharsys” wine cellar
      • 18:00 Return to the PURPLE NEST HOSTEL
  • 13. Intensive Programme in Valencia
    • Cultural visit – Saturday 07.03.09
      • 10:30 Departure from PURPLE NEST HOSTEL.
      • Visit to Valencia city. Guided tour
      • 14:00 Fireworks at the Town hall square
      • 14:30 Free time
  • 14. Intensive Programme in Valencia International working groups WORKING CONCLUSIONS Final conclusions – Presentation 13 th March Forte-project.blogspot.com FINAL CONCLUSIONS
  • 15. Intensive Programme in Valencia BLOG (IP Diary and conclusions)
        • The BLOG acts as a “project logbook”
        • The international teams will be responsible for posting information:
          • During the IP: experiences, expectations… (DIARY)
          • Last days: conclusions & presentations (FINAL CONCLUSIONS)
  • 16. FORTE Project: Fostering Responsible Tourism in European Higher Education Erasmus Intensive Programme Valencia, from 2nd to 13 th of March 2009 Project number: ES/08/PAP-ERA/IP/3143 Supported by: Partners: Sponsored by: