Teachers & Academicians

The aim of the SPOT project is to develop an innovative place-based and project-based method of sustainable tourism spatial planning teaching in master programme, and implement the method by teachers & academicians at five project educational organizations till the end of the project. The method will be developed by linking tourism planning education with research and innovation, fostering an entrepreneurial, and promoting learning and teaching partnerships with commercial and non-commercial sector. Interdisciplinary context of the method, guaranteed by the scopes of project partners (geography, spatial planning, architecture, economics, management, tourism sciences), need to be emphasized.

The SPOT project will result in a complex manual for teachers & academicians explaining how to apply innovative place-based and project-based method of teaching sustainable tourism spatial planning. An academic handbook will be another output of the project. It will be a collection of papers presenting scientific achievements to be discussed during the course on sustainable tourism spatial planning.

News in Teachers & Academicians

  • Lesson from Italian local seminar – Turin, September 23, 2022
    See the summary of SPOT project’s contribution presented during Italian local seminar. On September 23, 2022, students participating in the SPOT project’s study visit to Italy had an outstanding opportunity to share their achievements with stakeholders of tourism development in the region we investigated – Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. We agreed during Italian local seminar that […]
  • Report of ITC2022. International Tourism Congress
    International Tourism Congress ITC2022 was organized by the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz (Poland) in cooperation with CiTUR Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation. ITC2022 was also final event disseminating achievements of the SPOT project. The event was supported by the Lodz Tourism Organisation, the Baltic University Programme, and the Polish Geographical Society. We met both online […]
  • Programme of ITC2022. International Tourism Congress
    See the programme of ITC2022. International Tourism Congress ‘Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sustainability’. If needed, you can download the programme as a PDF file. Mind that all hours are in Central European Time (CET). If interested in details of the presentations proposed, see the book of abstracts. International Tourism Congress 2022 is organized by […]
  • SPOT project team celebrated 20th Anniversary of ERDN
    Katarzyna Leśniewska-Napierała and Tomasz Napierała represented SPOT project team during celebratory seminar for the 20th Anniversary of ERDN (European Rural Development Network). The event was held on September 14-16, 2022 in Mielno (Poland), and organized in cooperation with the Koszalin University of Technology. The title of the seminar was ‘Cooperation and experience of science in […]
  • Programme of study visit to Italy and local seminar
    See the programme of study visit to Italy organised by the SPOT project. We are going to concern the case study of “vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato”. All activities are presented in Italian time zone (CEST). Students and academicians are requested to take own laptops. You might also download the programme of the […]
  • Konrad Czapiewski died on August 25, 2022
    Konrad Czapiewski died on August 25, 2022, during his trip to Mexico. This is shocking and devastating news for the whole community of the SPOT project. We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends for your loss. Konrad Czapiewski led the SPOT project’s team of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation Polish […]
  • SPOT project contributes to the Annual AESOP Congress 2022
    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 […]
  • International Tourism Congress ITC2022: Registration
    Registration to International Tourism Congress ITC2022 is open: We welcome all researchers, PhD candidates and students interested in geographical, social, environmental, economic, political, and managerial contexts of sustainable tourism. Join our discussion! Join the International Tourism Congress ITC2022! The main theme of ITC2022 is: “Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sustainability”. Mind that during ITC2022 you […]
  • Lesson from Portuguese local seminar – Peniche, May 13, 2022
    We were impressed by the quality of work presented by our students during Portuguese local seminar. This multiplier event was held in Peniche on May 13, 2022. The aim of the local seminar was to present the results of the SPOT study tour to Portugal. The achievements of a students’ work during the intensive learning […]
  • Keynote Speakers of International Tourism Congress ITC2022
    Levent Altinay is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Oxford Brookes Business School. Professor Altinay is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Service Industries Journal. A researcher of international renown, Altinay enjoys a vast network of international collaborative partnerships with organisations and policy makers in the UK, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Cyprus. Altinay […]
  • Partner Journals of International Tourism Congress ITC2022
    The organizers of the International Tourism Congress ITC2022 cooperate with various scientific journals which welcome a discussion on sustainable tourism. We invite all ITC2022 participants to consider submitting full papers presenting achievements discussed during the congress to our partner journals. Czasopismo Geograficzne | Geographical Journal is a periodical issued since 1923. Its publisher is one […]
  • International Tourism Congress ITC2022: Call for Abstracts
    ITC2022 call for abstracts is open till 15th 25th September 2022. The only accepted way to submit the abstract is to use the online system dedicated for that purpose: https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/itc/index. Do not send us abstracts by email! Each abstract should be prepared in English according to the requirements described on the website of the online […]
  • Scientific Board of ITC2022. International Tourism Congress
    See the list of researchers who accepted our invitation to join the Scientific Board of ITC2022 International Tourism Congress. The main responsibility of members of the ITC2022 Scientific Board is to review abstracts submitted to the Congress. All members’ activities are coordinated by Tomasz NAPIERAŁA (University of Lodz), Secretary General of the ITC2022 Scientific Board. […]
  • The vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. Building a strategy of tourism valorisation and management
    The next SPOT study visit that will take place in Turin (Italy) between September 19 and 23, 2022, concerns the case study “vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato”, which is a territorial context modelled in the century by local communities in Southern Piedmont. In the past, this territory was poor and marginal, and over […]
  • Resilience planning of regions: Case of Alto Duoro Wine Region
    Resilience planning of regions is a main theme of research conducted by scientists from DIST – Politecnico di Torino. See the latest results published in the prestigious journal Science of the Total Environment by Vanessa Assumma and Marta Bottero contributing also to our SPOT project. In the ongoing context of climate change, wine regions, particularly […]
  • The Green Track Stop event “A Walk in the Woods…”
    Detailed information about the Green Track Stop event “A Walk in the Woods – citizen science for forests” can be found on the event webpage and on the Twitter account. The Green Track Stop event “A Walk in the Woods – citizen science for forests”, organized on behalf of the vegetation group at Karlsruhe Institute […]
  • Sessions of ITC2022. International Tourism Congress
    Sessions of ITC2022 have been already accepted. We would like to express our gratitude to all researchers who supported us with sessions’ proposals. When submitting an abstract, choose the session included in a programme of International Tourism Congress ITC2022: Proposed by: Luís LIMA SANTOS (CiTUR. Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation; Polytechnic of Leiria) […]
  • Programme of study visit to Portugal and local seminar
    All activities are presented in Portuguese time zone (GMT+1). Students and academicians are requested to take own laptops. ESTM means School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, Polytechnic of Leiria. You might also download the programme of the study visit to Portugal as a PDF file, and the programme of the local seminar (PDF file). May […]
  • MapoFaktura 2022 – Geographical data analysis for tourism and crisis management
    Crisis mapping Recent cartography and spatial data analysis are completely different to the periods before mobile technologies dominance. Web-mapping 2.0 is up-to-date, advanced in technology on the one hand, and inclusive and participatory on the other hand. Everyone can be a professional cartographer. Two contexts of web-mapping 2.0 are important from the perspective of crisis […]
  • Norwegian mountain destination and second-home planning; sustainable or out of control?
    Ever growing second-home agglomerations engulf nearly every Norwegian ski resort, or mountain destination, with numerous metastases of new second-home fields spreading into pristine nature. The economic gravitational point of the ski resort has shifted from hotels and lodges to second-home tourism. The sales of plots and building of second homes has become the most important […]
  • When SPOT meets SPOT: Workshop on challenges of Europeanization from different perspectives
    Do you know that there are two SPOT projects running on right now? Meet the other one: SPOT (Social and innovative Platform On cultural Tourism and its potential towards deepening Europeanisation). This is 3 years EU-funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme, focused on the study of problems related to cultural tourism. The consortium is […]
  • Meet Hnat, our Ukrainian colleague
    Meet Hnat Sumyshyn, Ukrainian student of the Faculty of Geographical Sciences at University of Lodz in Poland. Now, he is a master student of spatial planning and organisation programme and a member of the students’ community of the project ‘SPOT. Sustainable Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations’. He also participated in our study visit to Turkey. […]
  • Date and idea of study visit to Peniche in Portugal are already fixed
    Peniche is a coastal municipality located in the Oeste Region situated 80 kilometers north of Lisbon, being the most western city of continental Europe. It has 26,431 inhabitants in an area of 77.55 km2. The city was built on a rocky peninsula which was an island until the 17th century, becoming progressively linked to the […]
  • International Tourism Congress ITC2022: Call for Sessions
    ITC2022 call for sessions is open till 28th February 31st March 2022. International Tourism Congress ITC2022 is organized by the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz (Poland) in cooperation with CiTUR Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation. ITC2022 is also final event disseminating achievements of the SPOT project. ITC2022 will be held on […]
  • Programme of study visit to Turkey and local seminar
    Mind to convert the time zone when out of Turkey. All activities of study visit are presented in Turkish time zone (GMT+3). You might also download the programme of the study visit as a PDF file, and the programme of the local seminar (PDF file). December 6, 2021, Monday, Study visit Day 1 Time Activity […]
  • Special issue of European Spatial Research and Policy: Call for Papers
    European Spatial Research and Policy is an international review concerned with the problems of social and economic space organisation at the local, regional, and supranational levels. The journal comprising both theoretical and empirical aspects of spatial analyses is aimed at academics, policy-makers, and practitioners interested in a broad range of spatial development issues in contemporary […]
  • Meet the team of Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS
    Stanisław Leszczycki Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences was founded in 1953 (initially as the Institute of Geography PAS). The Institute is an important research centre in Poland in the fields of socio-economic geography, physical geography as well as spatial organization. Within the framework of the Institute, the Central Library of […]
  • Who is who in the team of Mersin University
    Mersin University was established on 3 July 1992 and initiated its activities on 10 November 1992. In the academic year of 1993-1994, Mersin University started its education by admitting students to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, School of Tourism and Hotel […]
  • Get to know about the team of Politecnico di Torino
    Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) is a leading institution in Italy and in Europe in the field of technical-scientific research. Currently it is among the top Engineering and Technology universities in the world, and its international education network features about 460 bilateral agreements and 129 double-degree agreements with EU and non-EU universities, active participation in university […]
  • Who is who in the team of Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
    Polytechnic Institute of Leiria is a public higher education institution, at the service of society, dedicated to the production and diffusion of knowledge, creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, science, technology and arts, applied research and experimental development. IPLeiria develops its activities in the aim of education and training, research, provision of services to the […]
  • Get to know about Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
    Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences operates on six campuses in south-eastern Norway: Blæstad, Elverum, Evenstad, Hamar, Lillehammer and Rena, and have approximately 13,000 students and about 1,000 faculty and staff. The institution offers 35 one-year study programs, 52 bachelor programs, 31 master programs and 4 PhD programs (plus one in cooperation with the Norwegian […]
  • Meet the team of the University of Lodz
    The University of Lodz is a higher education institution, focusing its actions on intercultural and social integration. The University of Lodz boasts the oldest and most recognized School of Polish for Foreigners. International relations of the University are visible in various areas. Currently, within direct cooperation agreements, the school cooperates with about 260 partner institutions […]
  • COVID-19 impact on tourism: case of Polish hotels
    COVID-19 pandemic started just three months after SPOT project kick-off meeting. Pandemic outbreak triggered a major global crisis affecting various human activities, including travel and tourism. It also influenced SPOT project as already planned mobilities of students and researchers had to be postponed or even cancelled. As thus, our first focus was on delivering analysis […]
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