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Sustain it – Seminar about Sustainable Tourism

2020-11-13
On November 13th, a virtual seminar about Sustainable tourism took place. The seminar was a part of the SUSTAIN IT project which is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The seminar was extremely successful, but in addition to an introduction of the SUSTAIN IT project several presentations were made on sustainability and sustainability in tourism. First on the agenda was dr. Rannveig Ólafsdóttir, professor at Tourism studies at the University of Iceland, who discussed sustainable tourism in historical context with her presentation “Sustainable tourism – what is the situation after 30 years of experience?”. Hulda Laxdal also spoke on the seminar, but she runs the company Höfn local guide. They operate in the spirit of Slow Travel and Health Promotion Tourism. They also follow the Environmental policy Leave no trace as a part of Sustainable tourism. Next, Garðar Finnsson presented Icelandair hotel Mývatn’s policy in sustainability and environmental issues. Great emphasis has been placed on the topic and their dissemination at the hotel. The seminar then ended with a talk from dr. Snjólaug Ólafsdóttir who runs the company Andrými sustainability centre. Snjólaug talked about the importance of sustainability for the world today and sent the meeting participants into the day with a mind full of sustainability ideas and thoughts.

Nýheimar Knowledge Centre and the SUSTAIN IT lead partner, Húsavík Academic Center co-hosted the event which, as previously stated, took place online Friday, November 13th 2020.

The SUSTAIN IT project is a collaboration of 8 institutions in 6 different European countries and was launched at the end of 2018. The aim of the project was to increase competitiveness of tourism companies working in the spirit of sustainable development by developing new and practical ways for education in the field. Emphasis was placed on increasing and the skills of the individuals in planning, implementing, and marketing sustainable tourism.

Over the last two years SUSTAIN IT partners have put together 8 different courses as well as 14 case studies of Sustainable tourism where the goal of the project are achieved. The projects website is www.sustainit.eu where all information about the project can be accessed along with the projects products.

Further information about the project can be obtained from its project leaders in Iceland, Arnþrúður Dagsdóttir at Husavík Academic Center (ditta@hac.is) and Sandra Björg Stefánsdóttir at Nýheimar Knowledge Centre (sandra@nyheimar.is).





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Husavik Academic Center (HAC) is a network based regional institution which serves the north-eastern part of Iceland. It is dedicated to promote and facilitate lifelong learning, university studies and interdisciplinary researches. The centre has its main base in the town of Husavik, in the municipality of Nordurthing. The adult educational part o...
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The Pafos Regional Board of Tourism is the official body representing under one umbrella all sectors involved in the tourism industry at a regional level. The Board consists of 13 members including the four Municipalities represented through the mayors of the region, the chairman of the Union of Pafos communities, the CTO (Cyprus Tourism Organisat...
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IHF, Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl, is a non profit organisation established in Brussels (Belgium) in 2003. The principal aim of IHF is to provide the community (including non profit and local authorities) with assistance for the development of a wider international cooperation through activities of specialised ...
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IDP, with branch offices in Italy and in Brussels, was established in 1996 by partners working since 1991 in Brussels in the frame of EU policies and EU funding programmes. It relies on more than 20 year experience in the development, submission and management of successful EU projects. Since 1999, IDP develops and carries out also specialised ...
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IAL Innovazione Apprendimento Lavoro Friuli Venezia Giulia s.r.l. Impresa Sociale is not for profit agency providing training services for public and private companies since 1955, accredited by the region Friuli Venezia Giulia (VET Regional Law n. 76/82) and operates primarily through public funds. With its eight centres in the Friuli Venezia G...
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Irish Rural Link (IRL) founded in 1991, is a national network of organisations and individuals advocating for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe. IRL, a non- profit organisation has grown significantly since its inception and now directly represents over 600 community groups and individuals with a combined membership of 25,000. ...
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Nýheimar the building was built in 2002 and operated as an informal co-operational forum among institutions until spring 2013 when the Nýheimar Knowledge Centre was formalized. The Knowledge Centre was established as an umbrella organization for various institutions and agencies working in education, research, innovation and culture. There are tw...
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