Teaching & Training

Education and Training is the starting point for development processes and sustainability in tourism.

Since 2004

Lectures

Christian Baumgartner regularly lectures in Bachelor and Master Programmes

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New Offer

Stratagem - simulation game for the sustainable development of an emerging nation.

Dennis Meadows, author of ‚Limits of Growth‘, developed the strategic simulation game Stratagem. It is a computerized board game simulating the more or less sustainable development of an emerging nation. Christian Baumgartner offers to groups to moderate the simulation game. Time needed: 6-8 hours.

Download Stratagem-flyer (pdf, 2 MB)

2018-2020

Worldwide Guidetraining for Welt-weitwandern

For the Austrian tour operator Weltweitwandern and its partner agencies on all continents, a system of training trainers and guides is being developed and in a trainer course, three regional guide courses (probably in Morocco, Nepal and Montenegro) and several crash-courses implemented.

Particular attention is paid to cross-cultural approaches and the teaching of the special Weltweitwandern philosophy.

2017-2019

Danube Guides

In the INTERREG Danube project LENA - Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region, Christian prepares the module 'Danube Guides' on behalf of the Donaubüro Ulm. In doing so, trainers for sustainable education from all Danube countries are trained and, together with these trainers, courses conducted in six countries.

www.interreg-danube.eu

2017-2018

Armenia - Georgia

In cooperation with the Boku, Vienna and the IMC Krems as well as partner universities in Yerevan and Tbilisi, the project 'CaucaSust - Transdisciplinarity for Sustainable Tourism Develop-ment' is training Armenian and Georgian university teachers. The partners aim to address real-life challenges of sustainable tourism development in cooperation in the Caucasus region, together with the local population and other Stakeholders.

www.caucasust.boku.ac.at

2017

Sustainability in Tourism Education in Albania

The aim of the project in Albania was to integrate sustainability aspects into the revised curricula of various tourism professions. Directors and teachers from Albanian tourism schools have been targeting workshops to develop and share the new content.

2016-2017

Green Jobs in Green Destinations, Romania

response & ability develops together with CIPRA Schweiz, AER (Association of Ecotourism Romania) and ProPark training courses and -material for ecotourism-destinations in Romania. Aside manager the project will train guides in hiking, mountainbiking, horseback riding, ski touring, kayaking, wildlife watching and nature interpretation.

2013-2015

Development of an e-learning course for sustainable tourism in mountain regions

InRuTou (Innovation in Rural Tourism) aimed at developing and testing a set of e-learning tools for facilitating the development of sustainable tourism in rural areas, specifically in mountainous regions.

www.inrutou.eu

2012-2015

Guidelines 'Sustainable Tourism Offers' (German only)

Christian was member of the advisory board, that analysed from 2012 to 2015 together with the university of applied science Luzern (CH) and the destinations Arosa, Scuol Val Müstair, Interlaken, Luzern and Entlebuch how sustainable tourism offers could be developed and marketed.

Further information at www.hslu.ch/nachhaltige-tourismusangebote 

2013-2014

Training

Training course ‘Project development, application and management’ for members of the Danube Competence Centre (DCC) in Belgrade.

www.danubecc.org

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Kyrgyzstan – Strengthening social partnership development in vocational education and training

Development of quality management, training curricula for the vocational training of different tourism stakeholder groups. Training of multipliers and trainers, guidance during their first stakeholder training course.

Project financed by EU, GD EuropeAid / Central Asian Development Platform. Project Management by Gustav Stresemann Institute, Germany.

http://dbase.caep-project.org/project/strengthening-social-partnership-development-in-vocational-and-educational-training-in-kyrgyzstan/

2010-2011

Danube Delta

GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation) funded the organisation of a series of training courses designed to improve the quality of sustainable tourism. Target groups were stakeholders and project managers from all the three countries situated in the delta – Romania, Ukraine and Moldova.

The project was implemented on behalf of Naturefriends International and the Danube Competence Centre.

http://danubecc.org/index.php?pg=danube-delta

2009

Egypt

Training courses in Sustainable Tourism for representatives of the Egyptian Tourism Authority and other tourism bodies. Within the framework of a EU-funded Austrian-Egyptian twinning project.