The project

The SUSTOUR-MED (Sustainable Tourism training for the Mediterranean region) - number project 2021-2-EL01-KA210-VET-000048093, project targets current and future tourism professionals in two Mediterranean regions (Peloponnese and Sicily), in order to increase their capacity on green and digital skills. The aim is to transform the Mediterranean tourism ecosystem towards a more sustainable tourism model.

Tourism is one of the major industries of the EU and so, one of the most important sectors to be aligned with the European Green Deal. Especially in the case of the targeted regions (Korinthia in the Peloponnese, Greece and Messina in Sicily, Italy), they share similarities in both the environmental context and culture, tourism plays a very significant role in their economy. Moreover, both regions have been facing the consequences of the climate crisis as well as the negative effects of covid-19 on tourism. So, SUSTOUR-MED meets the need of actors in the tourism and hospitality industry, to be educated, trained and empowered to proceed with adaptations and initiatives that can transform the operation of the tourism sector towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly model.


  • Upskill current and future tourism professionals on green and digital skills towards sustainable tourism transformation;
  • Help tourism professionals and students understand the environmental impact of their choices;
  • Support SMEs & local authorities in the development/promotion of sustainable destinations;
  • Raise awareness of the advantages of sustainable tourism for businesses, the community and the environment;
  • Offer concrete examples and increase the uptake of existing practices for VET trainers and educators.

Our Goal to produce four outputs

A Collection of 24 Good Practices

SUSTOUR-MED good practices on sustainable tourism as an OER. Using these practices, businesses and public authorities are able to develop/promote more environmentally sustainable destinations. This helps future and present tourism professionals understand the impact of their choices on the environment and how to support a more resilient tourism industry. Through the systemic dissemination of practices by the partners, raise awareness about the advantages of sustainable tourism in the spheres of business, community, and environment. Also encourage stakeholders to invest in the upskilling and reskilling of their employees.

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