Still Tourism Around Yard

STAY is an Erasmus+ project that promotes vocational and educational training for rural touristic establishments willing to engage in agritourism.

About STAY

Agrotourism, also called agritourism, can be explained as any agricultural activity aimed at bringing visitors to a farm. The COVID-19 pandemic has marked a milestone in the popularity of this sort of tourism, although its origins date back to the 1950s.  Agritourism includes a diverse range of activities, such as wineyard tours, camping, hunting trips, farmers markets, wildlife watching, and more. The professionalisation of the sector, reached through an appropriate training program, is a key factor to make touristic accommodations to succeed in agrotourism.

The STAY project aspires to provide farmers, livestock breeders, rural touristic establishments, and any other interested stakeholder, with an free online platform that contains a high-quality set of training materials on agrotourism and how to successfully run an accommodation offering agritouristic activities. This kind of establishments give an additional source of income for rural inhabitants, while at the same time preserving the natural and cultural resources of the territory where they are located.

There is an absence of statistical consistency and comparable data, one of the challenges that the project strives to tackle by providing an overview of the situation in the partners’ countries of origin, and in some other selected nations (Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands…), as well as at a European level.

The project, coordinated by BC Naklo, is composed of seven partners from six different countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal. Slovenia, and Spain). It started in November 2022 and has an expected duration of 36 months (up until October 2025).


To provide training tools

To provide farmers and livestock breeders with training tools to set up successful touristic establishments dedicated to agritouristic activities. This purpose will be reached by launching an online training platform.

To raise awareness

To raise awareness about the cultural and natural value of the area where the accommodation is located.

To promote entrepreneurship

To promote entrepreneurship in rural territories by committing to economic activities that are complementary to agriculture.

To offer working opportunities

To offer working opportunities to people living in rural areas, thus stopping rural depopulation.

To stimulate good practices

To stimulate the exchange of experiences and good practices among participants from across Europe

Project partners

Naklo, Slovenia

BC Naklo is the coordinating organization of the project. It is an educational institution located in Naklo (Slovenia) that offers a wide range of programs and facilities related to agriculture, rural development, food processing, horticulture, and other related fields. BC Naklo has led and participated in a numerous EU-funded project from different programs (Erasmus+, Interreg, Life, and others). BC Naklo focuses on organic farming, nature preservation, and renewable energy.

Ponte da barca, Portugal

ADERE-PG is a non-profit private organization founded in 1993 that operates in the territory covered by the Peneda-Gerês National Park. Its activity is centred in the development of European and national project supporting the improvement of the quality of life of the local population in the area. ADERE-PG also advocates for the valorisation and conservation of the national park and for the promotion of the regions where it is located. 

Prague, Czechia

APF CR is an organization of private farmers in the Czech Republic. It defends the economic, social, and professional interests of Czech farmers at home and abroad. Its main objectives include promoting sustainable, multi-functional, and environmentally friendly agriculture with a balance between economic and ecological concepts. APF CR also supports individual ownership and management of family farms, a strong and stable position of these farms in the market, and an entrepreneurial environment that enables the development of competent entrepreneurs in rural areas.

Firenze, italy

CIA Toscana is a professional farmers’ association from the Italian region of Tuscany that represent and safeguards the economical, social, and civil interest of farmers and the rural community. CIA Toscana focuses on enhancing the professionalism of farmers, developing agricultural enterprises, promoting innovation, protecting the social and civil rights of rural communities, and fostering farmers’ participation in economic decision-making. It seeks to promote environmental protection, balance urban-rural development, and encourage cultural activities allowing urban population to appreciate the value of rural life.

Brussels, Belgium

The European Landowners Organization was founded in 1972 as a federation of national associations from the EU27, with the aim of representing the interests of landowners, land and forest managers, building managers, and rural entrepreneurs at the European political level. ELO has been involved in various Erasmus+ initiatives, focused on promoting vocational education and training (VET) in agriculture, farming, and rural management.

Granada, Spain

On Projects is a consultancy firm that specializes in providing guidance to enterprises, associations, public bodies, and other entities in the management, monitoring, and evaluation of publicly funded projects. As part of the Erasmus+ program, OnP has overseen over thirty training initiatives in various fields, including adult education, vocational education, and training (VET) in rural areas, agriculture and rural development, culture and cultural heritage, and social integration.

Jaén, Spain

COAG-Jaén is a professional farming organization that operates in Jaén (Andalusia, Spain). It offers a diverse range of services to farmers, such as defending their interests, providing training and technical advice, conducting R+D, disseminating technical improvements, and promoting rural development. COAG-Jaén has participated in various programs and projects funded by the European Union related to rural and farmers issues. Additionally, COAG-Jaén serves as the representative voice of farmers to policymakers at the national, regional and local levels.

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