SPOT. Sustainable Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations

ITC 2022

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

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    Project SPOT actively contributes to the Annual AESOP Congress 2022 ‘Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice’ in Tartu (Estonia), July 25-29, 2022. Just green transition – Polish case study of co-evolution of tourism and heavy industries The SPOT project team had the opportunity to present one of our case studies during the Annual AESOP Congress […]
  • BUP PhD workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories”
    PhD workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories” will take place on 6-7 October 2022 at Södertörn University. Deadline for applications is 22 August 2022. Read more about the workshop and how to apply on the Södertörn University website. The upcoming PhD workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories” aims at strengthening collaboration and find novel ways of interaction […]
  • The SPOT project at the IGU Congress in Paris
    The team of Erasmus+ SPOT participated in the congress of the International Geographical Union “Time for geographers”, which took place in Paris, University of Sorbonne, between July 18th and 22nd, 2022. After a few IGU conferences held online in 2020 and 2021, almost 2,200 geographers from 92 countries all around the world finally gathered “face […]

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