meetnature: A tourism Product for Seniors to experience nature through creative and playful learning
This project is designed in order to bring seniors in contact with nature’s complexity and diversity, promoting simultaneously the tourist sector in Greece
Private Tourist Agency
Municipality of Chania, Crete, Greece
The project aims at developing a Product especially designed to bring Seniors in contact with nature’s astonishing beauties, diversity and complexity. The ambition of ‘meetnature’ is to overcome significant obstacles of tourism and Seniors’ transnational mobility, most of which have already been determined during previous actions taken by the European Commission.
The project consortium includes partners from France, Italy, Czech Republic and Greece.
A pilot visit will take place in Chania Crete, where participants from two European organisations related to Seniors will visit sites with aesthetic value and ecological importance and participate in Creative and Playful Learning activities.
The aim of ‘meetnature’ is to combine (a) the benefits of interacting with Nature through experiential activities, creative and playful learning (CPL); (b) second chance learning and social integration of seniors; through transnational travelling; and (c) transnational tourism flows during low and medium season.
Parallel objectives are:
To explore the compatibility of protected natural areas or non protected sites with sustainable tourism designed for special social groups (accessibility and other functional needs and particularities of Seniors);
To record and adopt best practices for using audio-visual assistance (through ICT) for facilitating Seniors’ participation;
To create side-products (e.g. video footage) that will promote nature conservation (thus providing a social motivation for participation) and the creation of similar products elsewhere.