New edition of the University Course Tourism and International Cooperation for Development
With more than 40 young professionals from America and Europe have participated in the University Course Tourism and International Cooperation for Development of the World Tourism Organization, organized by the UNWTO.Themis Foundation in collaboration with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat de València y Universitat d’Andorra.
This course, organized in the context of UNWTO.Volunteers Programme, is part of the work programme of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation. The on line part (e-learning) it began on April 19, with more than 100 hours, which were discussed concepts and case studies in the area of development cooperation and tourism, with special emphasis on the methodologies that UNWTO uses in their Volunteers projects in developing countries. The on-site part of the course follows a very practical methodology based on specific knowledge on issues relevant to tourism and international cooperation for development, so that the participant acquires certain tools used in the UNWTO.Volunteers programme.
The aim of this course is to train trains university graduates and professionals in subject areas related to development and international cooperation through tourism to form part of UNWTO volunteer teams and/or those of other international cooperation agencies.
The closing ceremony of the course was held last July 23 in Sant Julià de Loria (Andorra) and was attended by Claudi Benet, Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Government of Andorra; Enric Naudi, Counsellor delegate of the Commune of Sant Julià de Loria, Daniel Bastida, Rector of the Universitat d'Andorra; Aurora Pedro, Academic Director of the Course, Omar Valdez, Executive Director of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation and Luca Mannocchi, responsible for the UNWTO.Volunteers programme.