From the 27th of February until the 2nd of March 2018 the kick-off meeting and the study visit of the TOURIST project took place in Graz/Austria. All partners came together for this event to get to know each other in person and to create a common starting point for the TOURIST project. The main aim of the kick-off meeting was getting to know the project in detail, its work packages, the main tasks and deliverables as well as to get to know financial and administrative rules of Erasmus+. During this kick-off meeting it was also of utmost importance for the consortium to create a common definition and understanding of sustainable tourism and innovative financial management strategies.
During the 2-days study visit, experts on sustainable tourism and innovative financial management strategies were invited to show good practice examples and to give detailed input on these topics from a European perspective. The second day of the study visit was also used to get to know good practice examples in the region of Styria/Austria.
All in all, the kick-off meeting and the study visit were a huge success and through the personal meeting a great network was established for the implementation of the TOURIST project.