Joint Masters in International Tourism and Events Management
via This project is supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
Development of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and Klaipeda University international Master’s study program
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Project Kick-off Meeting
Author: Nauris Metlāns Date: 10.10.2012

On October 18 – 19, 2012, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences hosts the 1st partner meeting in Erasmus Multilateral Project „Joint Masters in International Tourism and Events Management/ ITEM”, project number 527698-LLP-1-2012-1-LV-ERASMUS- EMCR, total budget 396674 EUR.

Project will be implemented from October 1, 2012 to November 1, 2014 and it is realised in cooperation with partners from Lithuania (Klaipeda University), Estonia (Estonian School of Hotel and Tourism Management EHTE), United Kingdom (Manchester Metropolitan University), Italy (International Centre of Studies on the Tourist Economy) and Latvia (Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association).

The aim of the project is to develop a joint master’s programme which will be implemented in close cooperation with involved partneruniversities. The planned master’s study programme will be interdisciplinary, international and will feature various innovative approaches both in teaching methods, content and cooperation models with industry. In the beginning of the project, a research will be conducted on the tourism sector and its needs in the Baltic States.

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is a leading partner of Erasmus Multilateral Project for the first time. Erasmus Multilateral Projects provide support for cooperation of higher education institutions and other stakeholders in order to support modernisation of higher education.

Project manager Iveta Putniņa comments: „The implementation of this project is a great achievement and a challenge for us in many ways. Approval of the proposal in a high competition shows that we are able and ready to implement large scale activities that have a significant influence on the quality and offer in higher education. However, development and delivery of a joint study programme means a very close cooperation with partners abroad, as well as our own advancement.”

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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