In 2015-2016, the research-action project Acolher – Intergenerational cooperation for an ethical and responsible turism in rural areas (“Acolher – Cooperação Intergeracional para um Turismo Ético e Responsável em meios rurais”). In this project, young people acquired knowledge about the environmental, historical and cultural heritage of a specific region in the North of the country, supporting the creation of an inter-village network of tour itineraries, with the involvement of local communities. This project aimed to create the conditions to generate new skills for young people, seeking to involve them in activities while they were looking for their first job, were unemployed or did not have opportunities to pursue studies. These ethical and responsible tourism activities were carried out in connection with the local population, especially women, who could create conditions to host visitors from other regions of the country or other countries, generating an Ethical and Responsible Tourism. Funded by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Active Citizenship Programme.
The project was coordinated by Manuela Tavares.
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