“Theory and Application of Circular Economy in Tourism”: CLIMAR’s second training in Cork

second training of CLIMAR in Cork

The consortium in charge of implementing the CLIMAR project has carried out this week the second training of the project.

Under the title “Theory and Application of the Circular Economy in Tourism”, the training took place at the  University College Cork (UCC), in Ireland. This University hosted a group of researchers from different regions to address the issue of circular economy in tourism from different perspectives. In particular, the speakers come from the UCC itself, but also from OBREAL, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Veracruz.

second training of CLIMAR in Cork

Twelve participants traveled to Cork to participate in this face-to-face training. Again, with various backgrounds. There are participants from the Universidad de Cartagena, from the Universidad Anahuac de Oaxaca, from the Universidad de Mar del Plata, from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo, from the Universidad de Panamá, from the Universidad de Alicante and from the Universidad de Caldas.

After the event, these participants will write a report on the results of the key lessons learned. In this report, they will indicate how they will apply the new knowledge on circular economy and tourism in the context of the project. In addition, participants will continue to work on the definition of joint research projects. Also on the work plan and funding scheme for collaborative research. This task will be finalized during the next two trainings within the framework of the project, in Bogota and Panama.

Through trainings such as this one on the circular economy in tourism, the project builds capacity and knowledge. 

second training of CLIMAR in Cork

A visit to two successful regenerative tourism initiative

Climar training participants in Cork visited two successful local regenerative tourism initiatives on the Dingle Peninsula. First, the Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, which promotes local economic development through national and international tourism around the teaching and dissemination of Gaelic. Secondly, the Lonad an Bhlascaoid, the Blasket Islands Interpretive Center.

In between the two visits, the atendees also paid a visit to the town of Dingle. A guided tour of its streets and an explanation on the history of its garden by professors from UCC who work on site.