Let’s Promote Cultural Heritage, Social Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship in Europe!

The promotion of European cultural heritage is a crucial aspect of social inclusion, youth participation, and social entrepreneurship. To achieve this, informal and non-formal education activities are employed to raise awareness of the significance of cultural heritage.  

Heritage for Youth aims to facilitate exchange and dialogue among young people and youth workers from seven EU countries, with the goal of promoting natural and cultural heritage, social inclusion, and entrepreneurial competence in the field of ecological and sustainable tourism. The project also seeks to improve transversal competences for personal and professional development, enabling active participation in society. 

Additionally, environmental education is promoted, with a focus on ecotourism, to foster active citizenship. The involvement of young people and local stakeholders is vital in strengthening a sense of belonging and participation. The project seeks to improve the key competences of youth workers to enhance the quality of their activity and foster inclusion and employability of young people with fewer opportunities. 

As one of the projects aims, 7 partner organizations did various activities to promote ecological and sustainable tourism and social entrepreneurship among young people and youth workers. The project included a Transnational Coordination Meeting in Portugal, Short-term joint staff training events in Greece and Spain, and a Transnational Project Meeting in Croatia to share good practices and finalize results. The project also includes blended mobility of young people in Portugal for 5 days. Final Meeting in Portugal held to evaluate the project, and visibility events will be conducted in each partner country.  

The project resulted in a multilingual website that shares good practices and project outcomes, along with an e-learning platform for developing competences in ecological and sustainable tourism and social entrepreneurship. A booklet with an analysis of good practices and tools for ecotourism and social entrepreneurship were uploaded to the website. Additionally, a collection of tools was developed during the blended mobility for young people, which were also uploaded to the website and shared through visibility events with local stakeholders.