august, 2015

24aug - 28sepAll DayGreen Growth & TravelismFocus:Climate Change,Sustainable Development,Transport


Event Details

In the summer of 2015, the second edition of the Summer School on Green Growth and Travelism will take place. The ‘Green Growth and Travelism (GG&T)’ Summer School has a specific focus on sustainable mobility and biodiversity and is organized by the Transportation Research Institute, Hasselt University, Belgium.

Today’s world is changing rapidly and we are facing economic, social and environmental challenges compounded by intensifying climate change. In order to create a bright future, the idea of Green Growthhas been developed as a strategic response. Its application for tourism and mobility is recognized as a key element of sustainable global socio-economic development. The case of Travelism, short for Travel & Tourism, in the context of a Green Growth paradigm transformation will be extensively discussed.
A series of lectures devoted to a specific topic or case study, will be offered, given by renowned experts in the field of green growth, travelism, mobility and biodiversity who will share their knowledge and experience during these five days (more speakers to be announced):
Geoffrey Lipman
Director of and president of ICTP

Ignace Schops
Director of Regional Landscape Kempen and Maasland

Geert Wets
Professor and director of the Transportation Research Institute atHasselt University, Belgium

Field trips will be organized to the Hoge Kempen National Park in the Belgian Province of Limburg, the perfect environment to learn about biodiversity, and to the European Parliament in Brussels to help understand the geopolitical and sociopolitical impacts of change.

By means of debate sessions, the subjects handled during the lectures and visits will be discussed in interactive debates, focusing on practical applications and career development for course participants.

Target audience
The Summer School is open to people involved in the Travel & Tourism field (and related sectors). More specifically, the target audience consists of graduate managers or students (holding at least a Bachelor’s degree) who are professionally and/or personally involved or interested in the themes ‘climate change and biodiversity’ and ‘tourism and mobility in a sustainable setting’.

Participant Certificate
Participant Certificates will be issued to all participants of the Summer School.


August 24 (Monday) - September 28 (Monday)


Hasselt University

Campus Hasselt, Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium

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