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Green jobs in green destinations

Increasing the quality of ecotourism products and destinations for higher performance in sustainable development in Romania

Main objectives

  • Higher performance of ecotourism destination management through increased quality of local human resources for boosting sustainable development in seven regions with protected areas and small scale tourism services in Romania.
  • Increased qualification of the service providers from Romania that offer one of the core ecotourism activities.
  • Increasing the awareness of the general public concerning the high quality ecotourism offer in Romania.


The main outcomes of the project are:

  • organizing a basic training course (communication, protected areas, ecotourism and first aid), followed by practice modules for the 6 ecotourism activities included in the project (hiking, horse riding, fauna and flora observation, water activities, mountain biking and ski mountaineering) for tourism guides;
  • publishing 6 best practice guide books for the six ecotourism activities;
  • registering the new occupation of tourism destination manager in the Romanian Occupation Classification Index;
  • elaboration of the occupational standard for tourism destination manager which was approved by the Romanian National Authority for Qualifications;
  • organizing a training course on tourism destination management with experts from Austria and Switzerland;
  • organizing an study trip in Switzerland for 11 persons;
  • organizing a national workshop on tourism destination management in Bucharest with representatives of the industry;
  • evaluation of 6 tourism programs according to the Eco-Romania ecotourism certification system;
  • reprinting the Feel the Real Romania brochure;
  • creating and printing a promotion brochure for the six ecotourism activities: 6 experiences for body and soul;
  • attending 7 promotion events: Salonul Bicicletei Bucharest, Fundata Ecotourism Festival, EcoMarathon Moeciu, Bookfest Bucharest, Street Delivery Bucharest, Transylvanian Horse Show Prod și ExTerra Triathlon Băile Tușnad).

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