Eesti Folkloori Instituut
Estonian Folklore Institute

Sustainable Tools 4 Trainers” (T4T) concluding meeting in Klaipeda

In February 25-27, 2018 the team of the Nordplus project “Sustainable Tools 4 Trainers” (T4T) had its concluding meeting in Klaipeda, Lithuania when the end results of the project were presented to the target group and plans for follow-up projects were made.
The project (2016-2018) joined six organisations from Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland who made consortium with the aim to collaborate and develop adult education materials "Tools for Trainers in Sustainable Tourism". The role of Estonian Folklore Institute was giving expert advice in how to involve local folklore and traditions into the tourism experience offered by rural tourism enterprises.
The kick-off meeting of the project took place in August 23-26, 2016 in Sandgerði (Iceland), laying the grounds for further work. The project aim was to promote innovation, exchange of experience and know-how between various types of organisations in Nordic and Baltic countries involved in adult education. It ventured to support the creation and dissemination of outstanding practices in tourism field and enhance the development of those working in adult education.
The main project approach was targeted through non-formal learning activities, which aimed at enhancing the skills and competences of adult education workers and learners who were the main target groups in this project.
The main tangible result of the project is the online toolbox Tools for Trainers in Sustainable Tourism ( a collection of materials and best practices from the project partners and other organisations and also materials and activities created during the project. These tools can be used as a practical instrument in the work of adult educators in project partners' and other stakeholders' organisations and also disseminated to wider audience. During the second project meeting in 2017 in Riga (Latvia) the project team put together the plan for creating the toolbox and divided the work between the project partners. The third project meeting in Nelijärve (Estonia) in 2017 enabled us to get feedback for our work and continue developing the toolbox in a more clearly focused way (e.g. adding short videos of best practice).
Results achieved during this project may be highly relevant and applicable also in fields not covered by the project. Intangible results of this project are the competences and experiences gained by participants - adult educators and learners, partners' organisations and other stakeholders involved in the project. These results will be visible on increased skills of participants in touristic field, on the improvement of the quality of work in the partners’ organisations and countries.