The current activities are mainly related to the candidates’ selection. A kick-off meeting was held in Hanoi from Jan 6th to Jan 7th, 2011, attended by all the Asian and EU local coordinators of the programme. (kick-off meeting programme is available here). The delegates studied all the candidatures of the existing candidates and started the candiates selection process.
The Pedagogical Activities will start in September 2011. They will take part in the EU partner universities and will be divided in several sections: Courses, Seminars and Projects.
Depending on the university and the proposed programme, some seminars will also be scheduled. The aim of these seminars is to create a place where the students and staff of the programme can share and exchange scientific ideas with professionals and researchers, around specific scientific and technical subjects in their domains of studies.
Students will also be part of technical projects and contribute within a team work. Projects will be proposed by research laboratories or partner companies of the EU institutions.
At the end of the mobility period, Sustainable eTourism students and scholars receive an official certificate. Certificate templates are visible below:
- grade transcript and certificate for bachelor and master students
- certificate for post-doc scholars
- certificate for academic staff
Cultural Activities will also be proposed, these activities help the students to discover the culture of their host countries.
Sport or Recreation Activities are also proposed by some EU partners, such as an Erasmus Mundus Food Festival, scholars vs professors football games, asian new year celebrations).
During the Coordinators Meetings, a specific Cross-Cultural Workshop will regularly be organised, where cutting edge professionals in different sustainable e-Tourism areas will be invited to deliver speeches and keynotes on their activities and findings. The cooperation will cover various disciplines with strong focus on business and strategies, knowledge management, advanced
ICT for tourism services, cross-cultural analysis among research patterns. SKIMA, the EU-Asian conference, created in 2006 (as an output of an Asia-Link program) to support EU-Asian projects will be solicited to make visibility for the E-tourism program at the local and international levels.
Physical and Online Meetings are also scheduled between the local coordinators to follow up the activities of the whole programme. A Virtual Learning Center (VLC) will be developed for online meetings, online course delivery and
online research presentations. This is to allow all partners and a wider audience to make profit from knowledge-sharing through the E-Tourism project, promoting economic development and cultural understanding.