Project description and objectives:
Sustainable e-Tourism is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 European programme. This cooperation and mobility programme is coordinated by the European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA): it aims to support mobilities of students, scholars and academic staff members from non-EU countries to EU countries.
Sustainable e-Tourism is a partnership between Higher Education Institutions from four European countries (France, Italy, Germany and UK) and six Asian countries (Mongolia and five countries from the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS): Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and China).
The overall objective of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme is to achieve better understanding and knowledge exchange between EU and non-EU countries. Particularly, the objectives of the Sustainable e-Tourism programme are:
- To enhance the capacity for international cooperation between universities in Asia and universities in EU countries by facilitating mobility of people, transfer of know-how and best practices by training the researchers and academic staff of the next generation.
- To develop new co-operative teaching and research links in the tourism sector and to enhance knowledge and skills of teaching staff, students and researchers in promoting a sustainable e-Tourism philosophy.
- To transfer the technology and knowledge in the following fields: business and strategy in the tourism industry, knowledge management, advanced ICT, cross-cultural analysis among the research patterns.
- To set up innovative management policies based on the use of ICT, which enhance sustainable development in the tourism sector in Europe and Asia and help to create and spear knowledge in both directions.
This programme wishes to propose to Asian students and staff members mobility opportunities in Europe. The mobilities to be funded are (please refer to the section "scholarships" for more details):
- undergraduate and postgraduate (master) students
- PhD students
- post-doctoral scholars
- academic and administrative staff members.
Please note that, as part of this programme, scholarships are only available for candidates from Asian Higher Education Institutions of the partner countries coming to one of the European Higher Education Institutions of the partnership.
Higher Education Institutions involved in the partnership:
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.