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European YETI will launch a new award to encourage and reward Eco-tourism initiatives

European YETI will launch a new award to encourage and reward Eco-tourism initiatives

From January 7th, EUROPEAN YETI project team will organize a new online competition :The European YETI Award. The purpose is to encourage the young generation in eco-tourism and to help them to keep their projects alive !

Until March 1st, every young from 20 to 35 years who has a project in eco-tourism is welcomed to join this competition.

Based on the criteria of Originality, Appealing and enjoyable for audience, Innovation for society, Capacity of transmission /shareability and Feasibility,the jury from 5 European countries ( France, Ireland, Malta, Romania and Sweden ) will finally choose the ideal winner.

The winner of this award (1st position) will get a bonus of 1000 euros which will support them to continue their project and will be able to attend one of the European YETI training programs, in Romania or France. In addition, the other 2 finalists (2nd and 3rd positions) will get the access to attend one of the European YETI training programs, in Romania or France. The budget of travel, accommodation and meal costs will be covered. For all 3 winners : visibility and network in the eco-tourism field!

European Yeti is an Erasmus+ project aiming to develop the skills of young people who want to work in the field of eco-tourism and support them in their commitment to share and value Europe in a more sustainable way.

Besides this award and training program for young actors in the ecotourism sector, the team YETI is also building a toolbox to support young people’s initiatives. 

Join the competition Here

Know more about the project:

https://european-yeti.eu/

Read about Terms and conditions .

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European YETI Award , a European Prize to highlight sustainability and entrepreneurship.

European YETI Award , a European Prize to highlight sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Tourism has always been an unavoidable part of people’s lives; however, global warming, the greenhouse effect, and over-consumption have all forced humans to reconsider a more sustainable way of traveling. European YETI  award was created by the European project European YETI to encourage young people to participate in ecotourism and to assist them in keeping their projects alive, as well as to improve public understanding of sustainable tourism.

Launched in the beginning of January and closed on March 1st 2022, The European YETI award received 28 applications from 13 different countries. The jury from five European countries chose their final winners: Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed Co. and Activhandi, based on the criteria of Originality, Appealing and Enjoyable for Audience, Innovation for Society, Capacity of Transmission/Shareability, and Feasibility.

Who are the winners?

 

Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed Co. is Sinéad’s family business. Having lived near the sea for a long time, she has seen firsthand how human activities can affect the ocean eco-system. In order to protect the seashore and prevent environmental destruction, she launched a coasting walk and abalone farm tasting tour. Sinéad will demonstrate how seaweeds and ocean creatures live, explain how human activities might affect their life, and invite visitors to sample her zero-pollution cuisines. Her concept boosted tourists’ awareness of the importance of safeguarding our seashores and marine life. They returned with a sense of introspection, as she had stated.

 

Find more: https://www.mungomurphyseaweed.com/

Activhandi has another idea: true eco-tourism must have social impact, not discriminate against tourists, and respect the will of local communities, as the funder Florian Vallet felt. So, based on his belief that everyone should be able to travel, he started a ski program for disabled persons. His company has been in operation for two and a half years and is well-liked by his clients. Outdoor activities can be difficult for some people, but with Activhandi, everyone can explore our planet simply.

 

Find more: https://www.activhandi.fr/

 

The European YETI group now knows a lot more innovative eco-tourism projects as a result of this award: bike trips, local houses, heritage experiences, and even journalism, all of these concepts provide the tourist sector a bright future. It is a huge privilege for European YETI to be able to watch all of these projects evolve. We would like to thank all the participants for their support and wish them all the best with their projects.

Soon, we will publish the European YETI guide with all initiatives infos and more about inspiring projects ! Stay tuned !