Meet our Partners!
Porto | PORTUGAL
Biosphere Portugal represents Biosphere Responsible Tourism in Portugal.
Biosphere develops certifications to guarantee an adequate long-term balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of a Destination, reporting significant benefits for a tourism entity, society and the environment.
Ensuring compliance with a series of requirements based on the principles of sustainability and continuous improvement, Biosphere offers the opportunity to companies in the sector to design products and services with a new model of non-aggressive tourism, satisfying the current needs of customers and users, without compromising future generations.
The BIOSPHERE© certification is granted by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), an independent body created in 1995 with the aim of promoting sustainable development actions and programs in tourist destinations and companies. The RTI was born supported by UNESCO through a Memorandum of Understanding that has made possible the development of activities, projects and cooperation events between both organizations. The RTI is a founding member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), sponsored by the United Nations Foundation.
Lisbon | PORTUGAL
The AidLearn intervention areas result from the interface between its vision and the experience accumulated by its collaborators, which has allowed to make an appropriate contribution to the development of competences, innovation and organizational competitiveness.
Innovative proposals in education/training systems and diversification of their training offer are established, largely, on methodologies and products developed in studies and projects, many carried out in transnational teams, through research-action. But also resulting from debates, experience sharing and dissemination of good practices at conferences and events promoted by AidLearn and focused in its areas of interest and work.
The focus on individual basis and/or organisational “personalised” solutions, designed to measure diagnosed needs and established targets may cover several stages, from the study, diagnosis, counselling and consulting to planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of interventions for the development of competences and the management of organisational change.
Lisbon | PORTUGAL
Confederação do Turismo de Portugal
CTP – Confederação do Turismo de Portugal is the top organization of tourism business associations, having acquired legal personality in 1995, bringing together all the business associations in the tourist activity.
i. Ensure the cohesion and internal unity of the economic agents of Tourism and strive for the development of the economic activity of Tourism;
ii. Ensure strategic control of the Confederation by Business Associations affiliated to it;
iii. Contribute to the definition of the tourism policy;
iv. Reserve your intervention for the treatment of global and intersectoral matters, always acting with a supplementary stance of the initiatives of its members;
v. Contribute to the best scientific knowledge of Tourism as a way of preparing and implementing policy measures;
vi. Develop a flexible, credible, efficient and capable of intervention. Its objectives are also to promote studies and debates on topics of interest to the economic sector of Tourism, as well as the diagnosis and monitoring of the problems that affect it, with the intention of contributing to the definition of a common strategy that establishes the priorities and propose appropriate measures for its continuation.
The CTP – Confederação do Turismo de Portugal has a national scope and covers federations, unions and associations in the tourism business sector, and companies that, due to the diversity and heterogeneity of their activity, may not be directly involved in any sector association.
Timișoara | ROMENIA
Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara
Established in 1920, shortly after the union of Romanian territories, in a European context marked by the redefinition of states and by the aftermath of World War I, the Polytechnic School in Timisoara – as was originally called – was the answer to one of the requirements of the Romanian society of the time, namely the formation of engineers.
Politehnica University Timisoara, a university of advanced research and education, is today one of the traditional Romanian schools and is recognized nationally and internationally both through the work of generations of teachers and the outstanding work of prestigious academics.
The structure of Politehnica University Timisoara includes faculties, departments, chairs, institutes and research centers, laboratories, libraries, hostels, canteens, sports facilities, technical and administrative services, a publishing house and a printing center, and a student medical center. The 10 faculties of the university provide education programs to approximately 13,500 students. Within the 25 departments of the university work nearly 700 teachers and the auxiliary and administrative personnel amount to 500 staff.
Politehnica University Timisoara is recognized as an outstanding actor on the research stage both nationally and internationally. The existence and operation of an important number of research centers (25), in which research teams successfully put into practice the research strategy of the institution, offer the university its international prestige and at the same time, provide funding sources for its development. The materialization of the research results in scientific papers, patents or products constitutes a guarantee of the institutional competence, thoroughness and professionalism.
Galway | IRELAND
WestBIC provides tailored, high level supports to entrepreneurs to assist them to convert their innovative ideas into a commercial reality and become Investor Ready. In the process we support you, the entrepreneur, to start and scale up your enterprise. This journey involves navigating you and the concept through the stages of market and technical validation, gaining international market traction, building out your team, and ultimately working your proposal up to secure investment.
WestBIC uses its wealth of start-up and specific industry knowledge, experience and networks to assist you as an early stage innovative enterprise, to test and, in some instances, challenge the validity of your initial proposal so that the most viable development path is reached.
This typically involves undertaking an in-depth technical analysis and development of the product/service, verifying the market opportunity, gauging your position in terms of competitors and international scalability, testing various revenue models and undertaking detailed financial projections.
Kõpu | ESTONIA
In Estonian, the word ‘soomaa’ literally means ‘land of mires.’
Soomaa is a landscape region in South-West of Estonia. Soomaa National Park was founded in 1993 in the core area of Soomaa landscape region. Soomaa national park is an extensive wilderness area, containing large peat-bogs and thick forests interwoven by numerous rivers and the floodplains that border them.
Soomaa is best known for having five unique seasons with the the fifth season being the high-water season. The waters here are extraordinary. A number of local rivers from surrounding uplands, meet in a relatively small area between the bogs and swamp forests. Once or twice a year, when snows melt across the country, they fill with melt-water and break their banks.
The largest four bogs situated within Soomaa include Kuresoo (10843 ha), Valgeraba (3379 ha), Ordi (7135 ha) and Kikerpera (8775 ha). The bogs are separated from each other by the Pärnu, Halliste, Navesti, Raudna, Lemmjõgi, and Kõpu rivers. Alongside these rivers, floodplain meadows and floodplain forests occur.
This project [2019-1-PT01-KA202-061451] has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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