The second newsletter of the Erasmus+ Treasure Hunt project is online!
Much progress has been made in recent months, and the partner consortium has continued to work and coordinate to achieve its goals.
A social e-learning section is now available on the website that offers modules and tools categorized by key competencies. This type of interactive content aims to develop self-reflection and other personal development skills related to agritourism entrepreneurship in order to start a new business or improve an existing one.
You can register and test the platform, which is divided into 6 modules:
- Personal Skills Needed in Agritourism
- Practical Steps: How to start Agricultural Business Plan and how to adapt it to the Tourist need
- Practical Steps: How to recognize activities of rural life that could become tourist experiences and how to develop a tourist offer based on rural life experience
- Promotional Skills Needed in Tourism
- Management and Financial Skills
- Language Skills
Once logged in, you will have access to a great variety of educational content, case studies, best practices, videos and interactive assessment exercises upon completion of which you will receive a Treasure Hunt course completion certificate.
Project partners are currently working on and developing the latest planned Project Result, an English for agritourism self-study guide, an online training tool providing a basic knowledge of the English language for all those working in the sector. This section will include an English glossary of technical agrotourism terms with all their definitions in English and the respective word translations in the national languages of the partners (Bulgarian, Spanish, Swedish, Greek, and Italian).
On Sept. 19 and 20, Materahub hosted the 5th Transnational Partner Meeting in Matera, Italy, where project partners updated each other on the latest work done, upcoming tasks and coordination of the upcoming training activity that will see young people, students and trainees from all of the partners’ European nations participate in training exchanges where they will be able to test the training package, e-learning, English for agritourism self-study guide and all Treasure Hunt training materials produced.
The meeting concluded with a study visit to Masseria La Fiorita, a certified organic farm where it was possible to follow the processes of sustainable agriculture and livestock farming, as well as the intelligent management of water and land resources. Finally, a workshop session was held during which all partners made typical homemade pasta, which was then used and tasted directly during a social lunch where it was possible to taste gastronomic products directly from producer to consumer.
Finally, on Friday 20 October 2023 Stora Segerstad went to Tenhults Naturbruksgymnaisum to inform 13 young students about the possibilities offered by the Treasure Hunt project to go to another country to learn about what skills are needed for becoming an agri-entrepreneur. They were informed about the ten pillars, to be applied for as a tourist and as a host in European agritourism.