Joint Masters in International Tourism and Events Management
via This project is supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
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Foreign Students are Exploring the Impact of European Capital of Culture Events on Society, Economy and Environment
Author: liga.tuca Date: 15.08.2014

Baltic International Summer School programme "International Tourism Events Management / ITEM" participants visited the European Capital of Culture 2014 cities - Riga and Sigulda to figure out the effect of such activities as "RE RE Riga" and "Nature Concert Hall" on society, economy and environment.

Students visited lecture by Aija van der Stein  about research and events in Riga 2014, and learned more about Riga as the European Capital of Culture. The information learned was used to carry out practical research in street art and music festival "Re Re Riga".

"The main purpose of attending events, is to develop students abilities to handle information and communication technology tools both during the research process and in the management, which is an important aspect of the event management sector, where young people can compete better," says the content creator of "International Tourism Events Management/ITEM” programme Andris Klepers.

Students also visited Sigulda where local self-government representatives presented the city, and told about the projects and history, followed by visiting "Nature Concert Hall" in Gauja National Park, which is one of the "European Capital of Culture 2014" activities. "The study results are tied to the real environment, so the results will benefit all involved parties - "RE RE Riga," "Live Riga", Sigulda municipality and "Nature concert Hall" organizers. “Students learn to think critically and evaluate the data,  besides that, summer school participants perceive creative ways, they see how to combine different areas of how to present themselves and their ideas, "reveals Andris Klepers.

This year Baltic International summer school hosts more than 50 participants from 12 countries - Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Poland and Portugal.

Since 1999 BISS is a traditional summer training programme, which is organized by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. It is organized with the support of the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme and Valmiera City. So far 634 participants from 64 countries have participated. For many participants this experience had raised their interest about Latvia and the Baltic countries.

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