Silvia Barbone

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SUMMER SCHOOL: Leadership and Governance for sustainable tourism

Naples hosted the first edition of the Summer School from the 8th to the 12th of July at the University of Suor Orsola Benincasa premises. The PM4SD™ methodology was officially launched. PM4SD™ is the adaptation for the tourism sector of project management methodology PRINCE2; Projects In Controlled Environments. PM4SD™ is the first Sustainable Tourism Project Management certified methodology based …

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SUMMER SCHOOL: Study Visit to the archaeological site of Ercolano

At the last day of the Naples Summer School a group of delegates as well as pm4esd training participants visited the “Herculaneum Conservation Project” at Ercolano. The very purpose of this visit was to apply pm4esd concepts and techniques to a practical, real-life example learning about current project management practices in the management of tourism. …

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Organisations in #PM4SDNaples

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is a global initiative launched in 2011 to inject sustainability principles into the mainstream of tourism policies, development, and operations. The Coordinating Office is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics (UNEP-DTIE).  UNDP has developed several projects and programmes dedicated to promote sustainable …

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Why coming to Naples and join the Summer School?

Still hesitant? Find in today’s post several reasons to attend the first Summer School on Project Management for Sustainable Tourism Because it will be the first high level event gathering international experts committed to address the issue of how to professionalize sustainable tourism project management including: Representatives of UNEP, European Commission, European Investment Bank, GIZ, Euromed …

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Experienced course in Leeds

30 students attended the PM4SD training course in Leeds, ranging from two Project Managers from the World Tourism Organization to the sustainability manager for Thomas Cook or the Tourism Programme Officer for the Organisation of East Caribbean States. The level of participation was very high and the event went smoothly as elements of the methodology …

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Better places to live and better places to visit; in that order

Today we are pleased to share with you the foreword of our PM4SD manual written by professor Harold Goodwin, from Leeds Metropolitan University, and International Centre for Responsible Tourism. Professor Goodwin will be also one of the high-level speakers of our upcoming Summer School on project management. Due to his wide experience in such a topic we will …

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Networking for a better public action

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, founder member of NECSTouR have been invited to share with us best practices on EU tourism networks.  The PACA Region has initiated some networks, animated and coordinated together with the Tourism Board in order to improve the synergy of their actions and to monitor the circulation of information among their members. The …

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Underestimating Risk

Travel FoundationThe is a UK tour operator funded charity that runs environmental & livelihoods projects overseas to demonstrate how sustainable tourism can work. They commissioned a qualification development and training project in Egypt based on the recommendations of a EuropeAid funded project, to raise professionalism in the snorkeling instructors. While a benefits analysis had been …

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6+1 Reasons why following the PM4ESD™ Training

As the first high level European Summer School on Project Management for Sustainable Tourism is very close to one of our delegates (participants), la Cité de la Culture et du Tourisme Durable has written 6+1 causes to learn and adopt PM4ESD. PM4ESD™ (Project Management for European Sustainable Development) is the methodology, based on PRINCE2®, for the management …

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Marketing is crucial for sustainability

Marketing is key to ensuring sustainability beyond project funding. Alpine Pearls is a network of 28 communities in the Alps (Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia) that offer easy, yet comfortable ways to enjoy holidays with environmentally friendly transport. The network is the result of two European Union projects (Alps Mobility and Alps Mobility II …

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