The Atlantic : a way
Start date: Sep 30, 2003,
End date: Mar 29, 2006
STELLA MARIS seeks to strengthen and promote the Atlantic identity through the creation of a process of social participation and by studying the setting up of an organisation of the modes of decision for youth populations, who will be the decision-makers of tomorrow. For this, the projectwhere foresees actions concerning the promotion of tourism through water sports as the common element Achievements: ✔ The success of involving the public and sports association as well as tourist agents in the project will help to develop a European spirit in a large number of people. ✔ The hosting of a seminar on the construction of Europe in Pornic, and the youth congress in Vigo (Spain) in July 2005, have brought young people into the debate about the construction of Europe. ✔ The creation of a tourist guide provides tourist information in the field of specialised water sports, which will be of great interest to boats arriving in the coastal zones of the Atlantic Area. ✔ In spite of the difficulties encountered in obtaining coherent statistical information, it has been possible to make a study capable of identifying the main problems facing young people in the partner countries. ✔ Creation of a good practice manual, concerning the activities included in the Stella Maris project, and also other activities carried out by institutions which have contributed to the stimulation of the project. ✔ Through participation in regattas, and especially the 1st European Congress on youth in the Atlantic, the project has served to strengthen the Atlantic identity in the minds of young people. ✔ Longer term, the distribution of a guide in tourist offices, town halls and water sports associations will provide tourists with detailed information about the partners' territories.
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