Summer School LeVERAGE: ICTs for Tourism Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism for preserving LiVing hERitAGE
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Submited Date : 27/08/2019

2019 Summer School of the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, established at USI - Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland).

The 2019 Summer School of the UNESCO chair takes place in Switzerland: the activities of the first two days (August 24th and 25th) are running within the 2019 edition of the MEM Summer Summit in Lugano, then the group is moving to Val Müstair, home to the Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The focus is on living heritage, which is living practices and expressions passed down from generation to generation and constantly recreated by communities in response to their environment, their relationship with nature and their history. The importance of living heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted.

Lectures, visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Biospheres reserves, hands-on exercises and a range of formal and informal activities will allow participants to understand how to leverage ICTs for a sustainbale tourism that is able to preserve and transmit living heritage.