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Summer School - LeVERAGE ICTs for Tourism. Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism for preserving Living Heritage, 24-31 August, Switzerland

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2019

Deadline: Mar 30, 2019

Event Dates: from Aug 24, 2019 12:00 to Aug 31, 2019 12:00

LeVERAGE ICTs for Tourism

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism for preserving Living Heritage

August 24-31, 2019 – Lugano & Müstair, Switzerland

The 2019 Summer School of the UNESCO chair will take place in Switzerland: the activities of the first two days (August 24th and 25th) will be run within the 2019 edition of the MEM Summer Summit in Lugano, then the group will move to Val Müstair, home to the Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The focus this time is on living heritage, which is living practices and expressions passed down from generation to generation and constantly recreated by communities in response to their environment, their relationship with nature and their history. The importance of living heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted.

Lectures, visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Biospheres reserves, hands-on exercises and a range of formal and informal activities will allow participants to understand how to leverage ICTs for a sustainbale tourism that is able to preserve and transmit living heritage.

More details will be revelead soon. In case you are interested, just send us an email, and we’ll inform you when additional information is available.


Those who can not participate in person, can attend the “Virtual Summer School”, which will make accessible resources and presentation videos etc. based on the on-place experience. An interactive eLearning platform will be active during the two weeks of the Summer School. All contents (presentations, videos, images, audio recordings etc.) will be archived for further access and usage after the Summer School.



  • Advanced Master students
  • PhD students
  • Post Docs


  • World Heritage Site managers
  • DMOs
  • Interested tourism and heritage professionals


Please send a complete CV and a one-page motivation letter to unescochair@usi.ch. Deadline is March 30th, 2019 for those who need a visa and April 27th, 2019 for those who do not need a visa.


FEE (in Swiss Francs)  
Participation for two weeks * CHF 1’300
Participation only in virtual school CHF 150

The fee includes: accommodation in Lugano & Müstair, meals in Lugano & Müstair, return transfer Lugano & Müstair, visits, lectures and all training activities from Friday 23rd August (after dinner) to Saturday 31st August (including lunch). Lodging will be in hostels (up to 4 people per room).

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