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UMH students conclude on-site phase of the international Travel Transformation project for sustainable development


Students from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) have concluded the on-site phase of the Travel Transformation project, an international initiative that strives to raise awareness about sustainable development. This project, funded by Erasmus+, consists of two such stays, one in Karnitz (Germany) and another in Santiago de Chile and La Ligua (also in Chile), as well as an online portion, wherein the participants continue working.

The international group from the Travel Transformation project along with instructors and participants from the International Summer Diploma at the Academy of Christian Humanism University (Santiago, Chile).

The Travel Transformation goal is to bring together sustainable development, the realities of climate change, and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to young people everywhere through communication. To accomplish this, a group of participants from six different countries (Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Greece, Germany, and Spain) work together in workshops that produce products in various formats, such as audiovisual elements, radio broadcasts, advertisements, paintings, photographs, television shows, animations, etc., all under the coordination of professionals on the subject matter.

Furthermore, the youngsters attended lectures by sustainable development researchers and activists that form part of the Summer International Diploma to Raise Awareness about Sustainability and the Culture of Sustainable Change held at the Academy of Christian Humanism University, and this methodology was equally employed by the instructors during the stay in Germany. Their first days in Chile were characterized by fieldwork carried out by the international group under the coordination of the consulting team at Transformas Chile. There, the students resided in a rural area and took various trips to see firsthand and internalize that country’s socio-environmental realities.

Participants from the Travel Transformation project during their visit to the La Ligua museum.

Throughout upcoming months, the international participants will continue working on the Travel Transformation project by organizing activities within their own surroundings. The products developed in Chile, which include various audiovisuals, radio spots, and an animation, will soon be available on the platform that Kolleg KMGNE (the project’s coordinating institution) is currently developing. The products that resulted from the stay in Germany during August can be consulted here.

 


5 February 2018 and