Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Dpt. of Economics – Venezia, Italy

UNIVE has a national and international outstanding reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Established in 1868 as a Royal Business College, UNIVE was the 1st educational institution in Italy to offer higher education in business and economics and the 2nd in Europe. UNIVE has signed hundreds of international cooperation agreements with worldwide universities, in order to promote mobility,research and training. It actively participates in EU programs for education, training and research, with projects involving Worldwide partner institutions. In particular the Dep. of Economics of UNIVE has a long standing tradition in tourism research.
Its scientific staff has relevant competencies related to regional economics and development, SME studies, reuse of cultural Heritage, sustainable tourism development, quantitative and qualitative analysis, service designing, and a vast experience in the management of cooperation projects related to the mentioned fields.

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Veneto Region – Venezia, Italy

The Training DPT of Veneto Region, coordinates and manages regional vocational education and training programmes and policies. It manages also relationship with the higher education system and long learning education offer. The aims of the DPT is developing human capital this to increase the competitiveness of SMES of the regions within the global competitive sector.
the regional training office plan authorizes and monitors the training activities regulated by special laws or necessary for the acquisition of specific qualifications. It schedules and monitors the school network and educational training offerings. It defines the school calendar. It promotes and manages several interventions aimed at implementing the right to basic and high studies, and at the same time it plans and acts specific actions to support school development of the Veneto region. It defines, coordinates and manages all the actions co-funded by the ESF for the Veneto Region.

Puglia Region – Bari, Italy

Puglia Region is the most important South example of growth of sustainable tourism - managing about IPA and ENPI Projects, Interreg Greece Italy; Puglia Region is responsible of Italian Regions for the IV Pillar Tourism in Macroregion Adriatic Ionian strategy; Puglia Region is also leader Partner in Interregional Project South Cultural Routes-via Francigena that is starting now its implementation.

Region of Istria – Pazin, Croatia

The Region of Istria had since 2007 has taken part in more than 50 EU financed projects, carrying the lead partner role in 13 projects. The total value of the implemented projects is 141.394.452,28€. Most of the implemented projects have been financed from the Cross Border Cooperation Programmes with member countries, giving the Region of Istria valuable experience in EU financed project implementation.

University of Split, Faculty of Economics – Split, Croatia

One of the key strategic goals of the Faculty is to facilitate local and regional development by providing studies, strategies and programs in close cooperation with local and regional authorities. Furthermore, the Faculty has been transferringknowledge and expertise to companies, public institutions, national and municipal authorities as well with Faculty#-#s experts being engaged by different ministries and public agencies. Recently, the Faculty has been fostering cooperation with the NGOs at local and regional scale, involving students as much as possible. The focus is on social entrepreneurship, volunteering and service learning. Many of activities mentioned have been conducted in the fields of tourism and sustainable.

Local Action Group LAG 5 – Orebić, Croatia

Rural research and development of the public, private and the civil sector in coastal and islander areas. LAG 5 activities are: preparation of local development strategies, implementation of the LEADER approach, developing a network of partners in the LAG 5 area, education and training of members, promoting the concept of sustainable development, promotion of youth entrepreneurship as a model of sustainable rural development. We are the national coordinator for the Horizon2020 project HNV Link (grant number 696391) and the regional accredited European Volunteer service (2016-1-HR01-KA110-034897).