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Institute for Tourism (Croatia)

Institute for Tourism is Croatia's leading tourism research and consultancy organization. Since its establishment in 1959, the Institute has evolved into an institution with a wealth of practical and professional knowledge in the development and management of tourism. The Institute bases its expertise on an extensive research programme, regular market research and environmental scanning activities as well as continuous education of its multi-disciplinary team of 20 experts and supporting administrative staff. With its interdisciplinary project organisation, the Institute is in a unique position of being able to respond to the diverse needs and requirements of the equally diverse tourism industry. Hospitality companies, public institutions at local, regional or state levels, as well as non-governmental organizations seeking solutions to the complex problems bearing on modern development and effective management of tourism will find at the Institute a well-qualified partner and adviser. It is this integrated approach to tourism development and management both in terms of linking issues faced at the company, destination and national policy levels as well as linking the different specialized areas of knowledge that is the Institute's key strategic positioning. Determined to provide high quality and individualized service to its clients, the Institute for Tourism is an important partner to the tourism sector in reaching our common goal – increasing international competitiveness of the Croatian tourism industry.


Contact person Ms. Renata Tomljenović
E-mail renata.tomljenovic@iztzg.hr
Contact person Mr. Damir Krešić
E-mail damir.kresic@iztzg.hr
Full address Institute for Tourism, Vrhovec 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Telephone +385 1 3909 666
Fax +385 1 3909 667
Email renata.tomljenovic@iztzg.hr
Website www.iztzg.hr

University of Zadar (Croatia)

The University of Zadar consists of 22 departments and counts a total of 9,000 students. Its Department of Tourism and Communication Sciences is the leader in tourism education in coastal region of Croatia. The Department counts 680 students enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate courses offered. Its graduates are employed in hotel industry, travel agencies, destination management organization and cultural institutions. The Department of Tourism and Communication Sciences promotes an integrated approach to tourism education and training, with a special emphasis on the social and humanistic aspects of tourism. In a drive to match the graduate education to workplace demands, the Department is continuously renewing its curriculum, providing for increasingly innovative courses. Recently, its focus has shifted to entrepreneurship in tourism, especially in the context of small and medium size hotel management, rural tourism and organization of family accommodation.


Contact person Mr. Mili Razović
E-mail mrazovic@unizd.hr
Full address Mihovila Pavlinovića 1, 23000 Zadar
Telephone 023 200 555
Email info@unizd.hr
Website www.unizd.hr

Militos Consulting S.A. (Greece)

Militos Consulting S.A. is a unique, dynamic and innovative 360° consultancy firm, with a strong European profile, international experience and many successes and distinctions in the provision of integrated and groundbreaking consultancy services in a wide spectrum of fields, including 360° Information and Awareness Measures, Campaigning and Event Management, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Tourism, Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Culture, etc.

Militos has extensive experience and expertise in mobilising communities, building and activating networks, managing demanding events and large-scale campaigns, designing smart, inventive, high aesthetic and quality promotional material, being the first choice as Communication and Dissemination Consultant for enterprises and (European) bodies. Within the last 5 years, Militos has organised more than 140 multidimensional events with more than 37.000 participants, having received many distinctions for the quality, impact and innovative content of its services and communication activities, including, most recently, 2 european awards (DG AGRI).

With a track record of over 40 EU-funded projects and activities, as leader or partner, Militos has sound experience in project management of large-scale and complex projects as well as in depth understanding of European policies. An expert in business consulting, mentoring, skills empowerment, VET and interactive e-learning tools and mobile applications across professional sectors, Militos has already implemented or is currently implementing many related projects such as CORE-VET on better employment opportunities for unskilled and semi-skilled employees in tourism and hospitality, Succession on family businesses, I-Skills on innovation skills, VOICE on online business acceleration, IncuVET on entrepreneurship education, Farm inc. on marketing and branding of agricultural products, Taxistars on online training of taxi drivers, KeySTART2Work on transversal competences, as well as the officially recognised best practices Business Mentors (led by Militos), LadybizIT and Mumpreneurs.


Contact person Ms. Christina Frentzou
E-mail frentzou@militos.org
Full address Acharnon 335, 111 45, Athens, Greece
Telephone +30 210 6772129
Fax +30 210 6772116
Email frentzou@militos.org
Website www.militos.org

Innovation Training Center, S.L. / ITC (Spain)

Innovation Training Center, S.L. (ITC) is a private training and research center that provides innovative solutions regarding entrepreneurship, training and R&D+i projects.

We have our operational structure based in Spain, specifically in Andalusia and the Balearic Islands. We keep close relationships with different administrations, research institutes, public research and private institutions at regional, national and international level.

Our team has more than 25 years of experience in the entrepreneurship, education and training sector. We provide our clients with real, feasible and profitable proposals. In this frame, we have defined a strategy suitable for different organisations to attract opportunities from those included in the so-called “triple helix”: government bodies, private and public research centers and universities.


Contact person Mrs. M. Begoña Arenas
E-mail barenas@innovationtc.es
Full address Galileo Galilei s/n Edificio U. Oficinav 19. Parc Bit. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Telephone +34 696446529
Email barenas@innovationtc.es
Website www.innovationtrainingcenter.es

Asociacion Hotelera de Menorca /ASHOME (Spain)


Contact person  
E-mail menorca@ashome.es
Full address C/ Artrutx, 10 2° 2a - POIMA C.P. 07714 - Mahón - Menorca
Telephone +34 696446529
Email menorca@ashome.es
Website www.ashome.es

Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs / CCEIA (Cyprus)

The Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs is an independent non-profit-making research center and think-tank, associated with the University of Nicosia. Since its establishment in 1993 it has sought to advance research, contribute to the study and analysis of important economic, political, social and strategic issues of concern to Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean and the EU at large.

The main thrust of its activities revolves around the engagement in national and international research projects, the organisation of international symposia, conferences, round-table discussions, seminars, as well as the publication of books, policy-papers, studies, conference papers and research reports. The Center aims to enhance strategic thinking in Cyprus, encourage debate and analysis of current affairs and other issues, promote a constructive dialogue and create lasting partnerships.

In addition to its close collaboration with the University of Nicosia for the coordination of the BA program in European Studies and International Relations and the MA program in International Relations, the Center cooperates with overseas academic and research institutions such as the L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and EU Studies of Kent State University, the Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), the Southeast Europe Association (Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft - SOG) in Munich, the Center for European Policy Studies - CEPS in Brussels, the European Policy Institutes Network – EPIN in Brussels and the Institute for European Studies of the University of Jerusalem.

With the support of a wide network of top academics and experts in Cyprus and overseas and the participation in EU and other research programs and projects, the Center seeks to advance quality scientific research, provide comprehensive and incisive analyses of current and other critical issues and affairs and pursue a fruitful academic and public debate.

The Unit of Environmental Studies (CCEIA – UES) is a semiautonomous unit of the Center. The Unit has established a strong record of research and advocacy in Cyprus with strong links and cooperation with reputable European institutions for devising and implementing of various environmental projects. Such projects often run under the local Research Promotion Foundation, European Union programmes such as MED , Leonardo, INTERREG, MEDURBS, Youth for Europe, EUMEDIS, FP5, FP6, FP7 etc. It participates in various programmes funded by international organizations such as UNDP/UNOPS, WWF, etc.


Contact person Ms. Stephanie Christou
E-mail christou.st@unic.ac.cy
Full address 46, Makedonitissis Avenue, P.O.Box 24005, CY-1700, Cyprus
Telephone +357 22841620 / 600
Fax +357 22357964
Email christou.st@unic.ac.cy
Website www.cceia.unic.ac.cy

Olympic Training & Consulting Ltd (Greece)

Since 1995 Olympic Training & Consulting Ltd. provides vocational training, lifelong learning, and consulting services. We actively participate in research, national integrated programs and European partnerships. The company operates nationwide, from the headquarters in Pyrgos, and the branches in Patras, Zakynthos, Tripolis and Athens.

Our ambition is to operate like navigators in the demanding environment of the knowledge society, by developing and transferring innovative educational methodologies and tools to the Greek vocational training system. We perceive learning and change as a dynamic life and work model in itself.

Our staff is specialized in the design, implementation and evaluation of projects for fighting unemployment and social exclusion, promoting entrepreneurship, up-skilling personnel, and fostering growth of local economies.


Contact person Ms. Akrivi-Irene Panagiotopoulou
E-mail akrivi@olympiakokek.gr
Full address G. Soutsou 4, Egaleo, 12243, Athens
Telephone +30 210 5909780 / 5987193
Fax +30 210 5909717
Email akrivi@olympiakokek.gr
Website www.olympiakokek.gr

University of Primorska Faculty of Tourism Studies - Turistica / UP (Slovenia)

University of Primorska Faculty of Tourism Studies - Turistica, is the only faculty of tourism in Slovenia that offers multi-disciplinary teaching and research of tourism as well as educates human resources for high quality planning, management and an excellent tourism offer.

Turistica is a tertiary education institution which intends to create, preserve, ensure and transmit knowledge, experience, and at the same time pool and disseminate the information necessary for the quality development of tourism and related industries. Within its mission the faculty contributes to the development of theories and scientific disciplines connected with tourism.

Turistica has been educating human resources for the field of tourism as well as related industries since 1995. In the year 2003 it joined the University of Primorska and has so far operated as its member.

New courses have been designed according to the Bologna guidelines. We have developed four graduate faculty programs and a Master’s program called Tourism. We offer a university program called Tourism and three undergraduate Bologna structured programs called Language Mediation in Tourism, Tourism Destination Management and Business Systems in Tourism.

Turistica is a member of numerous international tourism associations, UNWTO, IAPCO, AIEST, ATLAS, CHRIE, and AEHT among others, which may be considered one of the factors contributing to the better quality of study, research and development processes at the faculty. Because of a great number of successful projects and cooperation with local, regional, national and international environment our institution has respected partners in tourism industry and other universities.

Turistica has up to now become the greatest tourism scientific research centre in Slovenia. We host the central tourism library in Slovenia, and implementation of the best tourism teaching methods, which make it possible for students to acquire several titles and certificates during their studies.


Contact person Mr. Igor Jurinčič
E-mail igor.jurincic@fts.upr.si
Full address Obala 11a, 6320 Portorož, Slovenia
Telephone +386 (5) 6177054
Email igor.jurincic@fts.upr.si
Website www.turistica.si

R&Do Limited (Cyprus)

R&Do Limited is a modern think tank of innovation, action and practice. It is a company that implements innovation! R&DO makes the difference when it comes to the design and development of integrated IT solutions, web-based applications and enterprise software applications. Our goal is the continuous development and commercialization of innovative ideas in the form of products and services that are mainly based on ICT.

The experienced team of R&Do is well known for the conceptualisation, design and implementation of innovative ideas, applications and projects, which - amongst others - promote development and innovation, support the green economy, contribute to employability and respond to current social needs. Our strong point lies in the design and implementation of communication strategies and activities of dissemination and publicity in both traditional and digital media, as well as at the initiation of and participation in co-funded European projects focusing on research and innovation. Our key activities range from the fields of IT services, to those of Digital awareness and Research & Consulting.


Contact person Mrs. Katerina Paraschou
E-mail paraschou@rndo.eu
Full address 7 Michael Koutsofta, Building Mykonos 2, Office 102, 2000 Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone +35 7 22887271
Email paraschou@rndo.eu
Website www.rndo.eu

 
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