Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences
Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences is the third-largest college in Lithuania with strong academic reputation. The initial target of the University of Applied Sciences is an ensuring of high quality of academic teaching and research facilities. The University of Applied Sciences focuses on study programs that lead to a profession. The graduates of the University of Applied Sciences gain professional Bachelor degree. The studies are practice orientated; students are able to apply successfully their knowledge in a real working environment. There is Tourism administration department already working with local tourist guides, organising workshops, participating in local initiatives. Department specializes in creating touristic routes.
Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences is very much orientated towards adult teaching. Training centre for adults have been established and successfully operating since. We have many formal and informal courses for adults already in workplace to increase their skills and help to meet the challenges of modern citizenship. University promotes adult lifelong learning.
Laurencija Budrytė-Ausiejienė (Project manager, Lecturer, Director of study programm "Tourism administration")
Eglė Hidri (Project Coordinator)
Dr. Eduardas Spiriajevas (Assoc. Prof., Business Faculty)
Dr. Andželika Bylaitė-Žakaitienė (Assoc. Prof., Business Faculty)
Jurgita Kasparienė (Head of Tourism and Recreation Department, Lecturer)
Dr. Remigijus Kinderis (Assoc. Prof., Deputy Director for Strategic Development)
Jolanta Baronaitė (Lecturer, Business Faculty)
Liepaja University (Latvia) - is accredited state higher educational establishment, which implements study programmes at all three study levels: basic studies, Master and Doctorate studies. They have Tourism management and recreation study programme and conduct Professional development programmes for adults already in employment.
Dr. Inese Lūsēna - Ezera (Assoc. Prof., Director of Institute of Management Sciences, Liepaja University, Latvia)
Ilze Grospina (Lecturer, Director of study programm "Tourism and recreation management", Liepaja University, Latvia)
Tallinn University (Estonia) - is the largest university of humanities in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. This University has more than 9,000 students (with 5.5% of them international), and over 900 employees, including over 400 researchers and lecturers. In the past 10 years, Tallinn University has merged a number of study and research institutions. This has significantly widened the scope of the responsibility the university holds, starting from teacher education and ending with choreography. Five interdisciplinary focus fields are educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle and society and open governance. They will bring in strong academical knowledge, the experience in creating methodologies, conducting research, prepare learning materials, etc.
Dr. Hannes Palang (Research Professor, Centre for Landscape and Culture, School of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia)
Dr. Helen Sooväli-Sepping (Prof., Senior Researcher, Centre for Landscape and Culture, School of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia)
Folkuniversitetet Upsala (Sweden) - is an adult educational association that offers a wide range of adult education all over Sweden.
Folkuniversitetet is an association of five foundations: the extra-mural departments attached to the Universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Göteborg, Lund and Umeå. Through its links with the universities, Folkuniversitetet is able to provide the general public, businesses and organisations with the best available knowledge drawn from current research. Developments in pedagogy and teaching methodology are of particular interest to them. This organisation have a long tradition of successfully introducing new teaching methods into adult education. This partner will represent Nordic countries, also as it is adult education association - it will benefit greatly the project with sharing the experience, sharing teaching and learning methods.
Denis Riabov (Project manager, Folkuniversitetet, Uppsala, Sweden)
Pantea Saramolki (Project Administrator at Department for International Cooperation, Folkuniversitetet, Uppsala)
Kurzeme Tourism Association
Kurzeme Tourism Association - NGO based in Kuldiga, association of tourism specialist working in Kuldiga, Latvia. This partner is very important, as they represent our target group. Also association has a lot of experience in creating web page, promoting routes, disseminating touristic products. They will act first as point of feedback after creating methodology.
Artis Gustovskis (Chairman of Kurzeme Tourism Association, Manager of Kuldiga Tourism Development Centre, Latvia)