The SPOT project is implemented by the consortium of six educational and scientific institutions: University of Lodz (Poland, leader of the consortium), Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Norway), Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation Polish Academy of Science (Poland) Mersin University (Turkey), Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal), and Politecnico di Torino (Italy).
The aim of the “SPOT. Sustainable Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations” project is to develop an innovative teaching method of sustainable tourism spatial planning in a master programme and implement the method at five educational organisations involved in the project. This goal is influenced by the wider context of development of the European idea of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism spatial planning. Thus, the following specific objectives should be defined:
Seminars and conferences – Disseminating results of joint initiatives for development of tourism spatial planning and its teaching methods
Outdoor activities – Facing the challenges of tourism spatial planning through research and learning by doing on the spot
Publications – Exchanging of European best practices in the field of tourism spatial planning through scientific publications and educational manual
Theoretical studies – Understanding main trends and challenges of tourism spatial planning in Europe
It is expected that European awareness of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism spatial planning will increase in long-term perspective. The ambition of the SPOT project team is to introduce the course and method concerning tourism spatial planning as a significant part of this increase.
International Tourism Congress ITC2022 is the final event disseminating achievements of the SPOT project. ITC2022 will be held on November, 17-19 2022 in the city of Lodz (Poland). ITC2022 is organized by the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz in cooperation with CiTUR Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation.
The latest project news
- Module about sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations on the BUP course platformThe module about sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations has already been published on the course platform of the Baltic University Programme. Enjoy open lectures and supplementary materials for students and teachers. For more, visit also our Repository. The module was prepared by Katarzyna Leśniewska-Napierała and Tomasz Napierała (ULODZ). The open module about sustainable spatial… Read more: Module about sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations on the BUP course platform
- Education for events – events for education: Educational events within the SPOT project’s frameworkKatarzyna Leśniewska-Napierała and Tomasz Napierała (both from University of Lodz) had an opportunity to present findings from the project SPOT during 6th International Conference on Events ICE2023 “Making waves in Poland | Transformational events”. The goal of the SPOT presentation was to evaluate how educational events might stimulate development of sustainable tourism. Understanding of local… Read more: Education for events – events for education: Educational events within the SPOT project’s framework
- GastroMap of Lodz – SPOT celebrates 600th birthday of the cityGastroMap of Lodz – we’ve got it! On July 29, 2023 we are celebrating 600th anniversary of granting city rights to the city of Lodz. GastroMap of Lodz is the gift of the Polish community of the SPOT project to the city of Lodz: its inhabitants and visitors. GastroMap of Lodz is the result of… Read more: GastroMap of Lodz – SPOT celebrates 600th birthday of the city