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EcoSME Consultation

Are you working for or managing an SME in the hospitality sector (food and beverage and accommodation) impacted by Covid-19? Are you interested in more sustainable business management practices and green skills for your business? 

EcoSME is a project which will develop business sustainability skills of SME staff in the hospitality sector. This consultation aims at learning more about the current sustainability challenges and skills needs of SMEs and microbusinesses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Who should participate in this survey?
If you are an SME, a microbusiness, or a hospitality sector manager/owner and wish to help us better understand the challenges you are facing, you have until the 31st of May 2022 to participate in this consultation. All participants have the opportunity to join the EcoSME Network of hospitality SMEs which will allow for networking and the exchange of best practices on sustainable business management. 

In answering this consultation you will help design a highly relevant and adequate training programme to successfully support the hospitality and tourism sectors to face today’s sustainability challenges. The programme will be completely free of charge for you to access and participate in.

This consultation is led by EURAKOM (France) for the project EcoSME with its partners the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) (Ireland) as the project coordinator, VSGT in Maribor (Slovenia), DOMSPAIN (Spain), the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (Portugal) and Bia Innovator Campus CLG (Ireland). 
GMIT and Bia Innovator Campus are collaborating partners on ECOSME and would love to hear from you at any point. You can contact GMIT for more information on this consultation in your country using or BIA Innovator using For general questions EURAKOM can be contacted in English or French using 
If you wish to participate actively in this project and generate a positive impact in your local community, destination or region in the areas of hospitality and tourism, we are looking forward to working with you.
This project is financed under the Erasmus + programme in the field of Vocational Education and Training.

Privacy settings & anonymisation of contributions 
A summary of the results and responses to this questionnaire will be published. However, your contact details will remain anonymous. Only the type of respondent, the department and the content of the contribution will be published. Personal details (name, position, age range, name and size of the organisation) will not be published. If, however, you wish to participate actively in the initiative and EcoSME Network and/or be kept informed of the project’s evolution, please leave your contact details at the end of this survey. In this case, the organising team will contact you by email. You can refuse to receive information at any time. Your data will be kept for a maximum of 5 years in accordance with Regulation 2016/679/EU known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GMIT Privacy Statement
GMIT values your privacy and recognises the need to process your personal data in a fair, transparent and lawful manner in accordance with the legal obligations as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Irish Data Protection Acts 1988- 2018.
The personal data supplied on this Form is required for the purpose of the EcoSME consultation.
The personal data collected on this Form will be used to help the EcoSME project in their work and shared with our partner EURAKOM for the purpose of managing the results of the survey.
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