According to the decision of the Agency for Mobility and EU Programs of the Czech Republic, the project HUNTOUR – Development of education in relation to the influence of ongoing climate change to hunting tourism was selected for funding (Erasmus+ Key Activity 2: Strategic Partnerships (KА203)).
The project leader is the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences), and other partners on the project are University of Novi Sad (Faculty of Sciences), University of Helsinki (Ruralia Institute) and National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (Hungary). The leader of the project on behalf of the University of Novi Sad is Milosava Matejević, PhD, and other team members are Vladimir Marković, PhD, Zoran Ristić, PhD, Milutin Kovačević, PhD, Igor Ponjiger and Biljana Basarin, PhD (Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management).
The main goal of this project is to support the development of hunting tourism in European countries through the creation of a transnational joint education program for key competencies and skills in implementing adequate and responsible hunting tourism in a sustainable way that is crucial not only for improving the quality of this type of tourism, but also for the protection of wildlife and its habitats.
The expected outcomes of the project are: a scientific publication that would include an analysis of the current situation in selected countries in terms of economic, environmental and social aspects of hunting tourism; open digital education; evaluation of the countries’ potential for the development of hunting tourism; the multiplier effect of measuring the economic impact of hunting tourism on the economy; best practice studies – case studies related to hunting tourism; creating a transnational joint education program for key competencies and skills in implementing adequate and responsible hunting tourism.
The project started in September 2020 and will last for 3 years.