Summer School - Information and Communication Technologies to Promote Sustainable Tourism, 24 August – 6 September 2015, Italy

Publish Date: Jul 02, 2015

Deadline: Jul 15, 2015

Event Dates: from Aug 24, 2015 12:00 to Sep 06, 2015 12:00


The Summer School links three elements qualifying EXPO 2015 - our land and the development of the related resources: in primis our food, sustainable approach as a global value, and ICT, as a condition of global development, for its ability to go through space and time, and to improve reputation and image while increasing awareness of a place.

The Summer School is committed to discovering the natural and cultural places we live in, and intends to offer an overview of some excellences in Lombardy region and in Ticino region (Switzerland), with a particular focus on sustainable tourism.

Topics covered

Sustainability (Sustainability and its development along time; Sustainability and sustainable tourism; Sustainability, tourism and ICT; Sustainable tourism in UNESCO WHS); online communication (The online communication model; Online reputation construct; The role of ICT in tourism); Tangible and intangible Heritage in Tourism (Cultural tourism in World Heritage Sites; Food and Gastronomy: tourism, land and value). Case Studies.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Maria Garbelli

External Partners

Scientific partner Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI Lugano), UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites.

  • Apindustria Brescia
  • Incubatore di Imprese di Valcamonica
  • Comunità Montana di Valcamonica
  • Confagricoltura Lombardia



Application Deadline

31st march 2015 / 2nd call for application is open! New deadline 15th May
3rd call for application is open! new deadline 15th July


Participants must have a minimum 3 years Bachelor degree - Laurea triennale-. Advanced master students – Laurea magistrale – or PhD candidates, as well as professionals in related fields are preferred for the Summer School. They should also be fluent in English.

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DATES 24 August – 6 September 2015



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