The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) will organize next August 3rd at 5:00 p.m. (CET) the multiplier event “European solutions for the tourism sector: overcoming crises with innovative training” within the framework of the Erasmus Plus T-CRISIS-NAV project (2020-2023) in which the Foundation participates in order to disseminate the results of the research.

Thomas Prola and Emmanuel Soriano, FUNIBER researchers, will explain the different products developed during the project. Specifically, the partners have developed various training materials, structured in modules, aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, vocational training course providers, tourism networks, as well as teachers and students in higher education.

Three professionals linked to the area of tourism will also participate in the event. At 6:00 p.m. (CET), a presentation entitled “A survival model for estimating tourism recovery, the case of Mexico” will be lectured by Hazael Cerón, coordinator of Research and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Tourism and Gastronomy of the Universidad Anáhuac México. The expert will focus on analyzing a survival model to estimate the recovery of tourism demand in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, taking into account different determinants affecting tourist confidence.

Aline Noyola de la Llave, PhD in Economics and Government, will speak at 7:00 p.m. (CET) with the presentation “The fight against multidimensional poverty in developing countries through community-based tourism.”

In this presentation, the speaker will explain how tourism generated and led by rural communities in developing countries contributes to combating multidimensional poverty, especially the reduction of extreme poverty, one of the most acute forms of deprivation that individuals experience and that threatens their human rights.

Alina Celi Frugoni, director of academic projects in the area of Tourism at FUNIBER, will close the lecture series at 8:00 p.m. (CET) with the presentation “Recovery of tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean for its contribution to the SDG 2030.” The talk will place special emphasis on ecotourism and the need to convert the sector towards sustainable tourism, thus favoring social inclusion and the fight against poverty. In addition, the sector is expected to recover and contribute to environmental protection and the fight against climate change.

The conference is free and open to all those interested in the subject and will be live streamed in each country where FUNIBER has presence.

Streaming schedules can be consulted at this link.

To participate, registration is required:

Registration for the session “European solutions for the tourism sector: overcoming crises with innovative training”

Registration closes 24 hours prior to the webinar.

The project, whose research is to be completed in September 2023, involves the company TVW GmbH of Germany, the University of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland,  the European E-Learning Institute of Denmark, the University of Akureyri of Iceland, and the company Momentum Marketing Services Limited of Ireland.

The event is held in collaboration with the Universidad Europea del Atlántico (European University of the Atlantic) (UNEATLANTICO), the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana de Puerto Rico (International Iberoamerican University) (UNIB), the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana de México (International Iberoamerican University) (UNINI MX), the Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia (International University Foundation of Colombia) (UNINCOL), the Universidade Internacional do Cuanza (International University of Cuanza) (UNIC), and the Universidad de La Romana (University of La Romana) (UNIROMANA).


Those interested in learning more information about the project can access this website.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.