Course: Sustainable Tourism in Coastal Areas

he course aims at developing and strengthening students’ cross cultural and interlinguistic competences to manage tourism in a sustainable perspective within the framework of an international, multicultural and multidisciplinary virtual teaching and learning environment, with a focus on Sustainable Tourism and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). It will be delivered through an International Virtual Classroom with 32 working hours.

The course developed as part of the VAMOS Project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

 Assessment of learning: 

To propose the development of a global solution for the wicked problems in tourism activities in coastal areas based on the comprehension of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ​​During the course, each team chooses to develop a project that answers one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The results of this work are presented to all participants by each team during the final session through a Pitch.

Key words: SDGs, Tourism, Sustainability

Specific learning goals

  • Be able to understand global & local tourism trades, networks and communities and to identify the main stakeholders and their roles in the pursuit of a sustainable tourism;
  • Recognize how to assess the impact of ongoing or projected tourism projects from an environmental, social, and economic perspective within a cross cultural point of view;
  • Be able to suggest tourism initiatives that will have positive environmental, social and economic effects on the community in which it takes place

Course schedule

In total 6 week course:  

All Wednesdays, from may 11th to June 15th

Expected number of hours per week: 

4 hours per week 

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Course completion

Interview with teachers and students

How Virtual Exchange is helping tackle Wicked Problems – UPNFM

With the VAMOS initiative entering its final stages, we look at how the training in virtual exchange and the ensuing collaborations have left their mark on participating students and tutors. One of the aims of the project was to begin incorporating innovative...

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