The consortium

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

The IMC Krems is a highly recognised management and tourism University of Applied Sciences in Austria and was founded in 1994. Over the past few years the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems has built up a strong international reputation and has now approximately 2,000 students from all over the world as well as 150 employees and full-time faculty. Full-time and part-time Bachelor and Master Degree programmes are offered in the following areas: Business Studies, Life Sciences
, and Health Studies.
The international approach and employability are the University`s priorities, which is also reflected in the transnational programs in Azerbaijan, China, Ukraine and Vietnam. The core modules of the Tourism and Leisure Management Bachelor program include business administration, which provides a solid base for future management activities, languages, information and communication technologies as well as specialised tourism subjects such as Cultural Tourism or Sustainable Tourism Development.

SOPHIA Research & Innovation

SOPHIA Research & Innovation is a not for profit Association which was created in 2009 in Rome to promote the participation of Italian public and private organisations in R&D and Innovation programmes, manly supported by the European Union.
In this respect SOPHIA provides consulting and management services to both the public and private sectors, and more importantly it participates in real projects in order to keep the pace with technological and methodological innovation especially, but not exclusively, in the area of Education and Training.
All the founding partners are senior professionals with decades of experience in such fields as European Programmes, IT applications, Education and Training, Innovation at large.
SOPHIA is involved in a number of financed projects, contributing to the project funded research activities, involved in the development of innovative learning platforms, methodologies, and training approaches or in the project’s quality and evaluation activities.


Bournemouth University is a modern and innovative institution with six distinctive Schools of study reflecting our emphasis on education as a pathway to professional success. Within the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR – School of Tourism) the eTourism Lab explores cutting edge information and communication technologies, alongside e-based strategic management and marketing for the tourism and hospitality industries. The School has a long tradition of generating research output in the information technology and information systems field and the formation of the Lab demonstrates the university’s commitment to this field.

Associazione seed

Seed is a non-profit enterprise, with expertise in education, technologies, and international development. Seed is engaged in development and social projects, locally and internationally, and provides services to non profit organizations.
Seed reinvests profits for human capital development in developing countries in the area of communication and education technologies.


The European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) lies in the heart of the Dolomites. Created in 1992 as an independent research center, EURAC is home to researchers from all over Europe who work together on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects.
The research carried out by the Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, the EURAC institute involved in this project, focuses on the sustainable development of mountain regions. The Institute forms part of an international network of government ministries, public bodies and other research institutes.
The scientific research into location management is concerned with the economic, political and spatial fundamentals required to ensure that locations remain competitive on a long-term basis. The practical focus is on tourism, culture and its interaction with the economy, as well as integrated local and urban development.


UNEP Vienna ISCC is an outposted office of UNEP’s Regional Office for Europe, specialized on the Carpathian Convention, on mountain ecosystems and on environmental programme delivery in South East Europe. UNEP Vienna provides the Interim Secretariat to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians. As the Environmental Reference Centre for the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, it promotes cooperation and experience exchange in research, nature protection and sustainable development between the mountainous areas.


National Association for Mountains Rural Development has been established in 2000 as NGO in the purpose of supporting the sustainable development of the mountain areas in Romania. The specific objectives of the organizations are: supporting the sustainable development of tourism, training and education, integrated development of the mountain communities, promotion of mountain quality products and services, protection of the mountain environment and cultural heritage, facilitating experience exchanges and public-private partnership building, mountain policies.


Ecopsychology Society was founded in 2003 to initiate, implement and promote activities for environmental protection, and to build social responsibility towards natural heritage with particular emphasis on shaping the attitudes and activities of civil society development.
Ecopsychology supports public participation in the implementation of the Carpathian Convention in Poland, particularly in the aspect of sustainable development, tourism, cultural heritage, agriculture and education; participates in working groups and other meetings of the Convention, representing the interests of the inhabitants of the Carpathians.
The Society is a member of the Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative and ANPED.

Green Dossier

The mission of the International Charitable Organisation “Information Center “Green Dossier” is (i) to engage as many people as possible in addressing problems of environment and sustainable development; and (ii) to encourage public participation in decision making on these matters at different levels.
The organisation assists building of sustainable communities by providing environmental and social information, which helps to improve places where people live and work giving them a chance to play their real role in shaping change for a preferable future. Green Dossier helps in revival of cultural traditions, arts and environmentally friendly businesses, which is directly connected with nature conservation.
“Green Dossier” implemented more then 70 projects during 18 years working, among then more then 20 – in the Carpathian region.