Young Eco-health Ambassadors Showcase Inspiring Ideas & Ventures

Video Showcase & Guide

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Full of Inspiring Interviews of Young Eco Health Entrepreneurs Across Europe

Get ready to be inspired with amazing examples of young eco-health projects, initiatives and enterprise ventures across Europe. Start clicking and viewing a realm of unique videos filled with interviews, stories, tips, advice, and learnings across multiple categories such as tourism, sport, food, culture, digital…and more.

Venture Out, Ireland (Wellbeing Eco-Health Social Enterprise)

Venture Out Wilderness prescribes and delivers outdoor, nature-based therapeutic programs to people experiencing a range of diverse challenges in their lives. Through tailored personal development-focused programs, experienced guides create opportunities for their participants to learn, grow, explore and enjoy the outdoors for their physical, social, emotional and mental well-being.

Muddy Souls, Ireland (Adventure and Wellbeing Mountain Guide)

Muddy Souls provides Wellbeing Escapes in nature to people across Ireland. Paul is the owner and an expert nature and mountain guide bringing people on amazing hikes up some of the most amazing Irish mountains. He also does nature walks and trails while at the same time helping people improve their mental health.

Valoris'Action, France (Mobile Catering Company)

Hérodia from Bordeaux region, founder of the eco-participative, carbon-free mobile catering company presents her ambition and project that gathers community around local food. 

Vert Bordeaux, France (Guided Tours)

Emmanuel presents his eco-responsible tourism project: guided tours and excursions from Bordeaux in small groups. 

Camino, France (Eco-Touristic Hikes)

Camille, an avid mountain hiker, decided to change careers and become a mountain guide in the Annecy region. Her aim? To offer eco-tourist walks combining local encounters and knowledge of the environment.

Ivan Losacco, Italy (Hiking Guide)

Ivan is a hiking guide belonging to the Italian AIGAE association of guides. The fact that he is able to work almost exclusively thanks to word-of-mouth is already in itself a proof of his professionalism: he is polite, he is passionate, he dedicates himself to letting locals and tourists discover the hidden gems of Matera and Basilicata.

Olio Serio, Italy (Agri-Food Business)

Andrea is a young and energetic agri-food entrepreneur: he knows everything related to olives and olive trees, like local cultivars, organoleptic characteristics, and so on. He currently sells other people’s olive oil but his dream is to become an exporter and to startup a multifunctional olive farm.

Ferme Trencalli, France (Ecotourism farming in the Pyrenées)

Morgane and Stéphane embarked on an eco-friendly journey two decades ago, transforming their lives by establishing an equestrian lodge in the Hautes-Pyrénées. Stéphane transitioned from a financial manager to a farmer, embracing dairy cows and deer farming, alongside eco-friendly agritourism lodgings like floating cabins and treehouses. Their farm expanded to include a farm school, fostering environmental awareness and creating employment opportunities during the high season. Ecotourism, for Stéphane, is a way of life, combining professional activities with environmental protection and reconnecting with nature. Their inspiring journey highlights the importance of resilience and adaptability, with a focus on acquiring the necessary business management skills to sustain an ecotourism venture.

Strandhill Surf School, Ireland (Surfing School)

Strandhill Surf School was established in 2006 and fast became one of the leading surf schools in Ireland due to its reputation for quality service and professional, enthusiastic instructors. Owner and operator David Mulcahy has grown up Surfing in Strandhill and has vast knowledge of the local surf breaks and conditions. David provides lessons from beginners to advance and works with a lot of primary and secondary schools.

Caitriona’s Cottages, Ireland (Self-catering Accommodation)

Self-catering accommodation. The farm is pet friendly and can accommodate horses with stables available on the farm. Relax in the hot tub, sauna, or natural swimming pool to end a perfect day in lovely Leitrim in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. The firepit area is perfect for a starry night relaxing and chatting. Situated 20 minutes from the Wild Atlantic Way, 30 minutes from the spectacular Ben Bulben in Sligo and the trout are in abundance. This hidden gem will not disappoint.

All My Friends Are Stars, Sweden (Music Festival)

All My Friends Are Stars Music Festival presented the best of new and upcoming talent from Gothenburg, across multiple days and venues. The festival focuses on diversity, featuring a mixture of artists, fusing visitors of different ethnicities, cultures and ages. This multi-day, family-friendly festival presents many music genres, creating unity among new artists, growing their careers and opportunities.

Tikitut, Sweden (Community Based Tourism)

Tikitut creates encounters with nature and people. They offer sustainable guided experiences for individuals, organisations and companies.

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Full of Game Changing Approaches to Developing a Young Eco-health Initiative 

The GRASSROOTS guide is primarily intended for youth educators so that they can easily highlight and demonstrate to their learner’s real life eco-tourism and eco-health opportunities and ideas. It brings learners through an informal learning pathway how other 16 – 35-year-olds developed their idea to becoming a game-changing initiative.