Kick-off meeting in Mendoza, Argentina

On 19, 20 and 21 April 2023 took place at the University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, the launch meeting of the European project CLIMAR, led by the University Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and OBREAL Global.

It was approved in the Erasmus 2022 CBHE call, has a total budget of 794,064 euros and its main objective is to promote research, innovation, knowledge transfer and continuous professional development in a transversal way, contributing to the adaptation of tourism activities to climate change and the mitigation of the impacts of the tourism sector.

The consortium is formed by 5 European institutions (ULPGC, University College of Cork, Universitá di Bologna and OBREAL-Global), 10 Latin American Universities from 4 different countries (Universidad Nacional de Mar de Plata (Argentina), Universidad de Cuyo (Argentina), Universidad de Quintana Roo (Mexico), Universidad de Anahuac de Oaxaca (Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (Panama), Universidad de Panamá (Panama), Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (Colombia), Universidad de Caldas (Colombia), Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia) and Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia), and covers the period April 2023 to April 2026.

It should be noted that CLIMAR was the only project approved by the European Commission in the “GREAN DEAL” section for Latin America in 2022.
The National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo), partner of the project, hosted this first meeting. On 19 April, the members of the Project Management Team (PMT), formed by the ULPGC, Obreal Global, the Colombian Association of Universities (ASCUN) and the University of Cuyo, met at the premises of Alpamanta Biodynamic Wines. On the 20th and 21st, it was held at the UNCuyo itself; on the first day, the activities took place at the Rectorate, seeking to give wide visibility to the project; the following day, the work team moved to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences where they continued with the work and were able to visit the facilities of the Olive Oil Factory and the Tasting Panel of the same institution, accredited by the International Olive Council.