UNWTO.Practicum 2013 – French & Spanish Editions

The UNWTO.Themis Foundation is launching the Spanish/French editions of the 2013 UNWTO Practicum programme. This capacity building programme will include a workshop on Social Media in Tourism Destinations – towards Smart Destinations and will be held in French and Spanish, at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid and at the UNWTO.Themis Foundation offices in the Principality of Andorra from 16 to 23 June 2013.

The Practicum has the threefold objective of: (a) building capacity of officials from the National Tourism Administrations of UNWTO Member States in their core areas of responsibility; (b) familiarizing them with the UNWTO and UNWTO.Themis programmes of work and the activities and services provided therein; and (c) creating the opportunity for networking between the participants and with the responsible UNWTO and UNWTO.Themis officials. In this way, NTA officials can obtain greater benefits from the added value which UNWTO offers its Members as well as having face-to-face contact with its officials in the different programme areas and regional programmes.

Candidates presented for the UNWTO.Practicum should hold a post at management level in the National Tourism Administration of their countries and be able to contribute actively to the Practicum’s proceedings. Candidates should have an excellent command of French and/or Spanish as the Practicum and Seminar will be conducted in these languages (a good level of English will also be needed in both editions). Members are requested to forward their nomination of a candidate, with the completed application form (this can be found athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PractJun13_application), letter of intention and supporting documents as soon as possible. Due to the inter-active nature of the Practicum, it will be limited to 10 participants per language.

Applications must be submitted with a formal letter from the highest authority of the National Tourism Administration (Minister, Director-General) from the respective Governments nominating their candidate. The proposed candidates will be selected on merit. The deadline for application is 28 May 2013, at the latest.

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