Title Transferred AURORA Products – New Opportunities for Rural Tourism
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2009-LV-004
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The Rural Tourism Project Aurora II aims at upgrading self-learning training program on vocational level for the prospective rural tourism entrepreneurs and employees considering the labour market needs for the rural tourism sector.
The primary target groups for the AURORA II Project are entrepreneurs, who are already involved in rural tourism and entrepreneurs who want to start rural tourism activities as well as tourism students.
The secondary target groups are service providers, European rural tourism organizations, public authorities, and vocational training institutions.
Summary The project focuses on innovation transfer of the previous project AURORA training modules to take into account the changes in rural tourism and technologies, which had occurred since the first project realization. The modules help to create the basic knowledge to start one’s own business and to satisfy growing request for new kinds of complementary activities in rural tourism.
Existing modules from Aurora project have been updated and adapted in partner countries taking into consideration need analysis, unique characteristics of each country, national legislation, hotel certification standards, socio-cultural environment and geography.
The training modules have been produced as CD with interactive elements and also are available at the project website in English and in the national languages of all the project partners.
Open and distance learning
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
material for open learning
The training program includes two modules in English, Finnish, Latvian, Dutch, Swedish and Spanish:
•Cultural tourism module
The project results promote
•improvement of tourism products;
•competitiveness of rural tourism business;
•motivation for lifelong learning to acquire new skills and competencies.