This is one of the Eurometropolitan success stories of last year. It all began with 110 Walloon, Flemish and French students from three regional schools for tourism. Divided into two mixed groups, they had to propose an innovative 2-day tourist trip in the region. As a prerequisite, the trip had to be cross-border and aimed at a specific target group.
On 15 December, the moment had come to present their projects to a panel of teachers at Howest in Kortrijk. Some contestants rehearsed their speech one last time, while others put on their costume or prepared a stage performance. The objective: to distinguish themselves and present an original cross-border trip.
At the end of the day, the three best groups got the chance to present their project to a professional jury in which the Agency of the Eurometropolis was represented.
Humour, bilingualism and originality were key, as were professionalism and openness to the world. Cap Innovaction also provides the participating students with the opportunity to understand and make themselves familiar with cross-border dynamics.
The winner, Culin’Air, proposed a trip combining gastronomy with aerial thrills and spills. The students, who had dressed up as a flight crew, were the favourites of the public and the jury alike. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants as well as the educational team! Good humour, creativity and of course a cross-border character: this is the recipe for a successful Eurometropolitan project!
We are already looking forward to the next edition in late 2017 to see what Cap Innovaction has in store for us!