The Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality of the University of Rijeka and the City of Vukovar have signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of implementing education programs in the field of tourism, hospitality and sustainable development and promoting education in tourism and hospitality.The effects of the established cooperation are multiple, and by encouraging the education of staff, while valorizing the tourist potential of the destination, a solid foothold is created for tourism development projects in the City of Vukovar, but also the entire Vukovar-Srijem County. In that sense, cooperation represents the realization of the strategic commitment of the academic community to be an active partner to local self-government and its institutions in formulating development plans and programs, the FMTU points out. cooperation.”The Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality is the only public higher education institution that has been educating staff for tourism and hospitality for more than fifty years. In this context, in addition to studies, we strive to be an active partner and collaborate with local communities. We believe that within our capabilities we can contribute to the development of tourism and economic and social progress of both Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County.e, ”said Dean Dora Smolčić Jurdana, expressing hope for the continuation of fruitful cooperation in the field of education, lifelong learning and cooperation on professional scientific projects that combine science and practice in concrete application.www.vucedol.hrStrategic documents position Vukovar-Srijem County as a rural area with significant resources for dynamic tourism development, and the proposed model of tourism development includes activities that will strengthen the tourist offer and the development of tourism stakeholders, in the direction of tourist offer development, capacity utilization, tourist traffic, employment etc. “The signing of the Cooperation Agreement is the second step of our cooperation. The first step was the initiative of Deputy Prefect Đorđe Čurčić, who recognized the potential of Vukovar and connected us with the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, which we appreciate as the most famous institution in the Republic of Croatia dealing with tourism. The idea is to use the Faculty and professional staff through existing and new programs to strengthen continental tourism in our region,”Said the Mayor of Penava, emphasizing that Vukovar is the center of continental tourism in eastern Croatia, as evidenced by numerous awards of the famous Vukovar City Museum, Archaeological Museum Vučedol, but superbly newly opened swimming pool, promenades along the Danube and new marinas under construction, cruising and water tower with accompanying memorial tourism.The city of Vukovar and the Vukovar-Srijem County have recently attracted increasing interest from tourists, which is confirmed by significant increases in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities. Namely, in 2016, 34.881 tourist arrivals were recorded in Vukovar, with 44.427 overnight stays. Compared to 2015, there is an increase of 195,11% in arrivals and 168,09% in overnight stays. Also, in 2016, the City of Vukovar recorded 221 cruise berths with almost 30 passengers.”This is another of a series of activities of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality that supports its focus to position itself as a leader in higher education and research in tourism and an active partner in development processes.“They conclude from FMTU. The main activity facing the two institutions is the formation of education programs in the field of tourism and hospitality as a significant driver of tourism development of the City of Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County.Related news: EDUCATION AND POPULARIZATION OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM – GET INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”
EU leaders are meeting in Sibiu, Romania on 9 May“As business and investor leaders who aspire to build the climate neutral economy of the future, we urge you agree the necessary policy foundations and set the direction of travel that will provide us with the clarity and confidence to act.”The letter is understood to be the result of an initiative instigated by the Corporate Leaders Group, a group of European industry executives working together under the patronage of the Prince of Wales, but it also received backing from investors.These include the chief executives of Nordic pension investors such as Alecta, Folksam and Ilmarinen, and those of asset managers Aegon, DWS, Earth Capital and Impax.Alex Wynaendts, CEO at Aegon Asset Management, said: “As a signatory to the Paris Pledge for Action and considering our strategic focus on supporting the energy transition, we ask EU leaders to urgently execute on the measures against climate change as agreed upon in Paris.”The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) put its name to the letter as a “supporter”, and Rachel Ward, head of policy at the group, explained that the letter was “a clear marker of the significance of climate change in the context of wider EU priorities that will be discussed during the Sibiu Summit next week”.Today’s letter is not the first time the private sector has called for heads of government to do more to facilitate the transition to low carbon energy. The IIGCC’s Ward told IPE there was “certainly an awareness of the risk of ‘statement fatigue’, which is why timing is so important”.“[Statements] will only be produced at key milestones where there is a clear window of opportunity to influence discussions and decisions,” she added. “The EU Sibiu Summit is certainly a moment to remind policy makers that climate change remains a priority.”A copy of the letter can be found here. Investors and corporates have joined forces to call for EU political leaders to endorse a long-term decarbonisation strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.This would provide businesses with the “confidence and clarity” needed to make investments that could help bring about a European economy with net zero emissions, the groups said in an open letter.The letter was addressed to EU heads of state ahead of a gathering of national leaders in Sibiu, Romania next week.In the letter, the signatories explained that they had already invested in the energy transition because it made “business sense”, but that “businesses and investors cannot do this alone”. “A clear, coherent vision from European governments and institutions for climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest will give us the long-term guidance we need to invest,” the letter stated.