The 3Economy+ project, which was selected by the European Union as an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership Project for Higher Education in 2017, recently brought together students and academics from the University of Granada (Melilla Campus), the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre and the University of Malta in its third and final intensive programme, which took place from 15 to 22 February in Malta.
Following the two previous events that focused on the disciplines of economy and marketing, respectively, this third session, which targeted tourism issues, was aimed at enhancing the training of students in these disciplines and at developing their language skills in English.
The week-long programme included a number of cultural activities and visits to important sites on the island, such as the National Archaeological Museum, managed by Heritage Malta and located in the former Auberge d'Italie of the Knights of St John in Valletta; the 17th-century campus of the University of Malta; the Palazzo Falzon, managed by the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti in Mdina; and various hotels. The participants were also received by the President of Malta, George Vella, at San Anton Palace, his official residence.
This third and final session marked the end of a training experience that has taken place over three years and has prepared participants to carry out a work placement this summer in Malta. All of the results obtained through the project will be shared freely between the participating universities. Additionally, the materials generated — both those produced as part of the research undertaken and those used in the participants’ learning processes, will be made available on the official website, which is continuously updated.
María Á. López-Vallejo
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, Melilla Campus (Student Services, University Outreach, and Mobility)
Tel. +34 952 69 87 00 / +34 952 69 87 47