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News announcement20 November 2017Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion1 min read

Maximising Macedonia’s eco-tourism potential


Eco-tourism is an industry on the rise. Recognising this, a Macedonian vocational school took its students to a partner school in Slovenia for vocational tourism training.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is a beautiful country and it’s environment holds a lot of potential for the emerging eco-tourism industry. One school in Makedonski Brod wanted to make sure its students could capitalise on this potential by training them in the latest eco-tourism approaches and techniques.
The school recognised the value of learning from the success of others and so teamed up with a high school in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. From 2015-2016, 24 tourism and hospitality students from Macedonia travelled to Novo Mesto for two weeks of vocational training supported by the Erasmus+ programme. The training allowed them to expand their understanding of both rural and eco-tourism, as well as meet and exchange ideas with likeminded young people.
On a practical front, the students produced two products aimed at eco-tourism and also a guidebook for the development of such products in the future, which was published on the Macedonian school’s website and Facebook page.
Want to find out more? Check out the links below:
About the project
Erasmus+ Project Results Platform (VET)
Creating chances for youth (ESF website)
Opportunities for young people (Youth Guarantee)
Tourism sector (DG Growth website)
Tourism opportunities (Sector Skills Alliance)


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