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About Spirit Youth

What is Spirit Youth?

The aim of Spirit Youth is to create a European Itinerary based on spirituality but this is a topic that is offered, somehow, in some of the European Cultural Routes. The aims of these routes are to promote European Cultural heritage and identity, to strength democratic dimension of cultural exchange and tourism, SMEs development though the involvement of local and regional authorities, grassroots networks, associations, universities and professional organisations.

Why do the Spirit Youth Itinerary?

In the rush of today’s modern life, where things move at lightning pace and you can never stop to sit down and draw breath for fear of being left behind, Spirit Youth allows you to escape from daily stresses and demands that threaten to overwhelm. Seeking to provide you with the opportunity to rejuvenate your mind and body through learning about some of Europe’s most spiritual destinations, giving you the chance to understand Europe’s spirit, and your own. Spirit Youth allows you travel either by yourself or with a group, and undertake carefully prepared activities and itineraries with likeminded travellers who want to escape and discover something new about themselves and the world. This page allows you to see all the activities that are part of the ‘Free your mind’ itinerary.

Spirit Youth Destinations

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Our Journey

Spiritual Economy in Limburg: does silence sell?

External Event

Spiritual Economy in Limburg: does silence sell?

 

This initiative is oriented towards entrepreneurs and policy managers.

 

External Event

Spirit Youth Week

NECSTouR Event

Spirit Youth Week

 

The Spirit Youth Week is the first opportunity for European youth to discover three spiritual destinations where you can free your mind from the stress and routine of daily life.

NECSTouR Event

Spirit Youth Blog - Taking Travel to the Core of People's Desires

Blog

Spirit Youth Blog - Taking Travel to the Core of People's Desires

 

Taking travel to the core of people’s desires

Guest blog post from pilot tester Ioana Alexandra Mereuta

Blog

International Congress on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage: The Potential of Sacred Places as a Tool for Sustainable Tourism Development

External Event

International Congress on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage: The Potential of Sacred Places as a Tool for Sustainable Tourism Development

The International Congress on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage: The Potential of Sacred Places as a Tool for Sustainable Tourism Development will take place in Fatima, Portugal on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2017.

External Event

Spirit Youth - Final Conference

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Spirit Youth - Final Conference

The final conference of the Spirit Youth project, called 'Free Your Mind', will take place on May 3, at the Abbey Rolduc Kerkrade in South Limburg, The Netherlands.

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Positive Feedback from the Pilot Testers

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Positive Feedback from the Pilot Testers

Following the completion of all the activities in our test regions, the feedback has been received from the youth triallists and it has been generally positive.

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Photos from the Pilot Testing in Valkenburg

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Photos from the Pilot Testing in Valkenburg

The third and final pilot testing of spiritual activities took place last week in Valkenburg, in the Netherlands, and you can see some photos from the week here.

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Our Best Practices

Spiritual Tourism Criteria

This matrix shows the criteria that activities should fulfil in order to be considered spiritual 

Capacity Building Exercises

The material from the capacity building workshop can help train providers in how to best offer spiritual tourism activities.

Business 2 Business Meetings

This document can provide information on how to set up a B2B meeting to allow local tourism suppliers to meet and strategise on how to best offer spiritual tourism 

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