Voyager et Renaître ici

“Renaître ici” (= Reborn Here) is a captivating podcast that creates a soundscape that immerses the listener in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Each podcast is a travel story from the region to listen to. As you listen, you slip into the shoes of the narrator and imagine you are on an adventure in the great outdoors.

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has set itself the goal of becoming the number one region in Europe for sustainable tourism by 2022 by investing €300 million over six years in the development of sustainable tourism. It is also the region with the most Natura 2000 sites: 261 sites cover 13% of the region’s surface. Almost 36% of the region is under nature protection.

In line with the goal of strengthening efforts to protect biodiversity in the region, these podcasts are an invitation to travel differently. They invite people to travel more consciously, to take time to perceive and enjoy the beauties of the region’s different panoramas in a new way, thus promoting a regenerative form of tourism in the region.

Why is it regenerative?

In 2022 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes set out to become the number one region in Europe with regard to sustainable tourism with the aim to invest 300 million Euros in sustainable tourism development over a 6 year period. It is also the region with the most Natura 2000 areas, with 261 sites covering 13% of its territory. Nearly 36% of the region is protected. In line with its ambition to step up its efforts to protect the region’s biodiversity, these podcasts are an invitation to travel differently.

Project partners met in Aveiro on the 14th and 15th of September 2023. It was the perfect opportunity to visit the destination with regenerative glasses on, to understand its many assets but also some of the challenges the destination is facing. Face to face project meetings always provide the partners with the unique opportunity to learn about the work of the hosting partner and get valuable insights about the destination. In this case partners were hosted by the dedicated team of management and tourism professionals of the University of Aveiro who shared a wealth of insights about a city that was new to many of the participants.

The Enforce project is well on track when it comes to the project work plan, which means that after having completed the Best Practice collection of innovative examples about storytelling for regeneration and also the Storyteller’s Guide, partners used the meeting to discuss the development of the Enforce Training Programme.

For the next few months partners will be working on developing the content in line with guidelines provided by the University of Usak, our project partner from Turkey.
The course should be available for piloting in January/February 2024 and will also be available in the partner languages once all translations are finalised.

The ENFORCE team met in the beautiful city of Luxembourg for its kick-off meeting. It took place at the premises of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (also known as CCIL), which opened its doors to warmly welcome all partners.

The team was aware of the importance of this first meeting and approached it with the same enthusiasm, as it plays an important role in building strong bonds that will contribute to the success of the entire cooperation. With the common goal of building a solid foundation, the participants discussed in depth the first steps required for the project ENFORCE.

During this visit, the project objectives were discussed in depth to ensure that each partner has a comprehensive understanding of the overarching goals. The outcome of the kick-off meeting was extremely satisfying for all partners and generated enthusiasm among the team. It was a success and left everyone inspired and energised.

The journey of ENFORCE has officially begun and with the collective expertise of the committed partners, there is no doubt that it will thrive and achieve remarkable results.


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Project N: 2022-1-LU01-KA220-VET-000089887

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