Project Management and Sustainable Tourism. This combination forms  the basis of PM4SD™, Project Management for Sustainable Development, a new methodology and qualification for designing and  managing tourism projects with success.  

Through the T4EST initiative: 100 professionals in Europe have been trained and certified in PM4SD™ to act as tourism project managers and share this knowledge and expertise across the tourism industry and its varied sectors.

During its pilot phase in 2013 6 training courses in European Regions and the first Summer School have been organized.
More training courses are currently run thanks to the ATOs (Accredited Training Organisations)

Public and private tourism organizations, Training organizations, Tourism professionals, Tourism students, Policy Makers, Trainers joined the T4EST Training Courses in PM4SD.

Through T4EST, PM4SD training courses have been developed to:

  • CERTIFY competences in sustainable tourism management
  • MANAGE sustainable tourism project successfully
  • TRANSFORM project into concrete actions
  • PLAN destination with sustainability
  • ENHANCE professional career
  • BECOME a certified Project Manager for Sustainable Tourism

Thanks to FEST –  Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism, that owns PM4SD™ methodology, trainings courses and the Summer School in “Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism” are still ongoing.

PM4SD™ is based  on PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments), a structured method for effective project management, widely recognised and used in the public and private sector. PM4SD™ has got a re-use licence by the UK Cabinet Office and its qualification and accreditation body is APMG.

PM4SD Online Course with Trainingaid

PM4SD Online Courses Feb – March 2018: Foundation Course May – June 2018: Foundation Course End of 2018: Practitioner Course PM4SD Online Courses are delivered through a partnership between Jlag, a PM4SD Accredited Training Organisation, and TrainingAid, in the 4-Week Course format.

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Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism: 5-9 Oct 2016

The Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is back for its 4th edition, and this year it will take place at the Lonely Planet´s no 1 destination in Europe 2015: Akureyri, Iceland. The thematic topic of the 2016 edition will be represented by United Nations (UN) decision to adopt 2017 as the International Year of …

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Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda

The Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) will actively take part in this years European Development Days (#EDD16) with an event on 16th of June from 11-12:15 under the title “Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda”. The event is organised together with the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN), Fair Trade Tourism …

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CoLeadTourism (Co-Lead)  is a European project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, implemented to develop and test PM4SD as capacity building training, to train and empower professionals, civill servants and trainers with appropriate management skills and expertise to design and deliver transformative sustainable tourism projects. PM4SD is a sustainable tourism certification created to assist destinations, public authorities, international organizations, …

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Announcing the selected papers!

With the Summer School approaching, we are very happy to announce that the Scientific Committee – which includes Basquetour, the University of Deusto and FEST –  has selected 4 papers to be presented. The Call for Papers invited professionals to submit case studies under one of the following themes: key management models, entrepreneurship or best practices in monitoring funded initiatives.The …

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FEST at the European Development Days

FEST and the African Diaspora Network (ADN) have been selected to conducted a Lab Session during this year’s European Development Days (EDD15), taking place at Tours & Taxis in Brussels, on the 3rd and 4th June. 2015 is the European Year for Development (EYD2015) and European Development Days will be its flagship event, with the theme of Our …

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Call for Abstracts for the 2015 Summer School is now open!

The Organizing Committee of the Summer School 2015 has just opened the Call for Abstracts. This year’s themes are: Stakeholder Management for Sustainable Tourism – Methods and Tools; Successful Entrepreneurial initiatives for Sustainable Tourism; Best Practices for monitoring the benefits of funded initiatives in Tourism. Abstracts must be submitted by 24 April 2015. Read and …

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The Programme for the Summer School is here!

We are delighted to present the first tentative programme of the 2015 Summer School. On 1st July, attention will be given to best practices, with 4 case studies being presented. On 2nd July, the public conference will be held with confirmed speakers including Dr. Harsh Varma, from the UNWTO, Deirdre Shurland, from the Global Partnerhsip …

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Summer School 2015 Tentative Programme

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Summer School 2015

Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism Vitoria-Gasteiz, 30 June – 3 July 2015 The Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is back for its third edition, and this time it will take place at the 2012 European Green Capital, Vitoria-Gasteiz, in Spain. This year, the event will be hosted by Basquetour. Basquetour …

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