1. Online phase (January-February 2018)

The students participate in virtual study and debate on several principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, as they relate to and impact the Camino de Santiago. They analyze the possibilities of sustainable tourism development for the Camino de Santiago that align with tourism ethics and responsibility. The students carry out a theoretical analysis of the tourism situation along the route and become familiar with the existing tourism offers. Throughout the sessions, the link between the SDGs and human rights will be analyzed in order to understand that when both agendas are interconnected they mutually reinforce one another.

Module I: Constitutional Human Rights, their impact on the SDGs.

1.        Dignity, ethics and law

2.        Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals

3.        Europe in the world. Europe’s contribution to the implementation of human rights in the international context.

4.        Citizenship

5.        Fraternity

6.        The values of progress: justice, tolerance, respect, freedom and solidarity.

Module II: Freedom, non-discrimination and solidarity values

1.        The search for what unites us

2.        Equality and hospitality

3.        Intolerance, bigotry and discrimination

4.        Solidarity

5.        Freedom of creed and worship as a democratic pillar

Module III: Education and culture

1.        Concept of Culture

2.        Cultural heritage

3.        Heritage and Camino de Santiago

4.        Creation and education

5.        Emerging skills and training needs

6.        Cultural identity and intercultural education

Module IV: Sustainable tourism and developing opportunities. Environment and renewable energies

1.        Tourist models

2.        Tourist potential

3.        Tourism and economy

4.        Tourism and its actors

5.        SDGs 2030

Tourism product

 Following the analyses and study, the students carry out practical work to identify good practices and improve the tourism offers on the Camino de Santiago seeking environmental, cultural and local economic development. They propose practical tourism products, inspired by the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics with a focus on development, whose viability is verified on the route in the following phase.



2. 100 km route (17-22 March 2018)

During four days, the students will walk a distance of 100 km of the Camino de Santiago. Students will be divided into four different groups composed of approximately 40 participants. Each group will travel the final 100 km of one of the four selected paths on foot. They will carry out on-site research during their trip by comparing previous theoretical analysis with the actual tourism situation of the route. This enable students to establish whether or not their tourism products are feasible and allow them to update the products accordingly to adjust to the reality of the route or develop new examples of sustainable tourism products that can foster local development on the route. 

Camino Portugués: Tui - Santiago de Compostela

  • Tui - Porriño, 16 km
  • Porriño - Redondela, 15.5 km
  • Redondela - Pontevedra, 18 km
  • Pontevedra - Valga, 33 km
  • Valga - Santiago de Compostela, 35 km 


Camino Frances: Sarria - Santiago de Compostela

  • Sarria - Portomarin, 20 km
  • Portomarin - Chacotes, 24.5km
  • Chacotes - Ribadiso 25.2 km
  • Ribadiso - Arca, 21.9 km
  • Arca - Santiago de Compostela, 20 km 


Camino Norte: Vilalba - Santiago de Compostela

  • Vilalba - Baamonde, 22 km
  • Baamonde - Sobrado, 41 km
  • Sobrado - Arzúa, 21.5 km
  • Arzúa - Arca, 18.6 km
  • Arca - Santiago de Compostela, 20 km


Camino Mozárabe/Via de la Plata/Sanabrés: Ourense - Santiago de Compostela

  • Ourense - Cea, 22 km
  • Cea - Lalín, 34 km
  • Lalín - Sileda, 17 km
  • Sileda - Vedra, 17 km
  • Vedra - Santiago de Compostela, 19.5 km 

 3. International University Forum (23 March, 2018)

The project will culminate with the celebration of the International University Forum in the city of Santiago de Compostela in which the conclusions of the online work and the tourism products will be presented.