VOYAGE Entrepreneurial Travel
Organisation that has implemented good practice: European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies
Type of organisation: company
Target group: young people
Aim: to foster youth entrepreneurship in the tourism sector
Entrepreneurial travel is a unique and accredited program on entrepreneurship and sailing. It allows participants to get a learning and traveling experience that fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of youth interested in the tourism industry. Group of people sail 2 weeks in the Mediterranean and have theoretical and practical training activities regarding entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing etc. Besides, they visit successful companies in the tourism fields and meet with local tourism business owners. Participants receive business coaching and exchange ideas in a multicultural environment.
The company was co-funded by the COSME program of the EU in 2014. Since the project closure in 2016, VOYAGE has continued to organize such entrepreneurial travels. Although participation in such a program costs several thousands of euros nowadays, we placed it here since it can be considered as a good practice. Other NGOs can also connect travel and other interactive experiences with entrepreneurial education.