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PROTOUR

Farmers today are obliged to find ways in which to diversify and, in the light of the touristic appeal of the areas in which they live, farmers and rural populations have for several years seen a potential activity and income to be made from the increasingly popular sector of rural tourism.

Farmers today are obliged to find ways in which to diversify and, in the light of the touristic appeal of the areas in which they live, farmers and rural populations have for several years seen a potential activity and income to be made from the increasingly popular sector of rural tourism.

However, they do not have the necessary expertise to develop such an activity. They need guidance, support and training but development personnel and instructors in the field themselves need to reinforce and diversify their skills in order to provide their clients with the service required.

To meet with these needs, the PROTOUR project’s partners propose to devise a learning scheme to professionalize these field operators on the basis of the standard inventory of activities and skills required by rural tourism service providers.

Main aim

On the basis of the needs expressed and identified among the two types of protagonist at European level (on the one hand, farmers and rural people and, on the other, teachers / trainers and development personnel), the project seeks to develop modular learning for development personnel, which will equip them appropriately and enable them to provide a professional service, as well as improve, in the medium term, the skills of farmers involved in rural tourism.

In order to achieve this, the project has the following specific aims: 

To set up think tanks that mobilise all the different types of protagonist in a project territory to:

  • Highlight the tasks and services associated with tourism activities and the skills required.
  • Initiate territory studies and analysis of identity, image and degree of appeal, which will then be matched against client motivations.
  • Identify and compare needs in terms of professionalization, experience and good practices in the rural tourism activities of different member countries.

Partners:

FD CIVAM (France)
IRFA SUD (France)
FOLKUNIVERSITETET (Sweden)
VALUE(Italy)
BEST(Austria)
PROGRESIT(Slovakia)
WREDE(Germany)
PRISM (Luxembourg)

Duration:

October 2007 – September 2009

Contact person: Ingmarie Rohdin

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