Return to Summer School

Summer School 2014

EP_logoSeAMK logoepliitto_enUCStxt_cmyk

FestRuralia Institute  

PM4SD™ European Summer School Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism

Seinäjoki, 1 – 3 July 2014

 Save your place for the 2014 Summer School:

The Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is an annual and European leading event that brings together key representatives of the tourism sector: donors, policy makers, industry representatives, project management practitioners, academics and entrepreneurs. The event was created by FEST (Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism) to promote PM4SD™ as the methodology to apply in tourism projects and to discuss the professionalization of project management in sustainable tourism. This makes the Summer School the perfect place to share practices on how to plan and manage tourism funding with sustainability, and also to improve project management and effectiveness in the tourism sector. Each year, the Summer School takes place in a different European country. Any organisation that shows interest in hosting this event can do so by applying through the call for host organisations.

The first edition was held in Naples, Italy, gathering 150 professionals from all over Europe. Key speakers included representatives from international organisations such as the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, the European Investment Bank, Leeds Metropolitan University, Europarc, among others. As a result, the Naples Declaration was established with the goal to call all stakeholders involved in the design, commissioning, delivery and receivership of sustainable tourism to tourism related projects to deliver and demonstrate impactful benefits for sustainable development.

The 2014 edition and will take place in Seinäjoki, Finland from the 1st to the 3rd July 2014, plus the Welcome Day, on the 30th June. It is organised by the Foundation fo European Sustainable Tourism – FEST and the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences – SeAMK, in partnership with Helsinki University, Ruralia Institute, University Consortium of Seinäjoki, the Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia, Leeds Metropolitan University, the George Washington University, Jlag and NECSTouR.

Early bird price is valid till 31.3.2014.

The fee for registrations between 1.4.2014 – 15.6.2014 is 200 €
Registration fee for participants from developing countries, teachers and students is 150 €

Participation fee (delegate)              250 €

Participation fee (companion)          150 €

 Daily pass June 30th                         100 €

 Daily pass July 1st                             100 €

 Daily pass July 2nd                            100 €

 Daily pass July 3rd                             75 €


Downloads here:


Information Pack

Speakers and moderators

Press Release

Call for Papers

Flight Connections and Fares to arrive in Seinajoki

Seinajoki from A to Z

Organising Committee

Press Release Post Summer School

The Seinäjoki Declaration


GPST-logo      UNDP    APMG-International Logo[238955]    Jlag Horizontal    NECSTouR.en

     George Washington University      alue_ENG        leverageEU_cmyk       lippu_ja_tunnuslause_englanti