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Tourism initiatives that contribute to gender equality? FiturNext is looking for you!

The call to participate in the FiturNext Observatory 2021 Challenge remains open. All projects promoting responsible tourism and contributing to decisions aimed at seeking equity and recognising the role of women in the industry are still in time to apply.

Are you part of or know any suitable initiative? Find out the details of the call’s final phase in this article!

What is the FiturNext 2021 Challenge?

 The FiturNext 2021 Challenge is aligned with the fifth of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Initiatives will be selected on the basis of their replicability, that is, the possibilities they have to be replicated by other actors in the sector with different resources. This is achieved through the Barometer of the Replicability and Impact on the Challenge, a tool that allows projects to be evaluated from two dimensions: the degree of maturity of the initiatives and their feasibility through the requirements to replicate it.

How long can nominations be submitted and how should this be done?

The call will remain open over the next few months and applications can be submitted online, by filling out this questionnaire. During the first quarter of 2021, the platform will announce the finalist projects of this award and, in April, the winners.

How many applications have been analysed so far?

More than 400 initiatives have already been analysed and dozens of interviews have also been held at a global level. The proposals received contribute to women’s empowerment, whether in the area of working conditions, entrepreneurship or leadership.

What are the next steps for FiturNext?

The FiturNext team is already working on the programme that will be presented at the next edition of FITUR, which will take place between the 19th and 23rd of May. It will show the quantity and quality of existing global initiatives that foster gender equality through tourism, a key driver for the recovery of the sector after Covid-19.