International Institute Life Beyond Tourism®
The Life Beyond Tourism® Movement has set up a training program dedicated to the rapprochement of cultures in cooperation with the International Institute Life Beyond Tourism® .
The courses are intended to inform participants on the opportunities and risks involved with tourism, while providing for an alternative approach to the latter: something Life Beyond Tourism® has been researching and developing over the past twenty-five years through the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco®.
Who we are
Our Istituto Internazionale Life Beyond Tourism® was born to spread the results of an over twenty-five-year research carried out by the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco® in the field of travel and sustainable tourism, for dialogue among cultures. The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco®, an internationally recognized non-profit Florentine institution, is a network of more than 500 institutions, and its founding principles are based on intercultural dialogue in accordance with the UNESCO Conventions of 1972, 2003 and 2005.
What we do
We apply our principles and experience related to travel for dialogue and sustainable tourism through training activity structured in educational courses, organized on several levels of competence and interests. Our Institute applies the Life Beyond Tourism® philosophy conceived by the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco® thanks to the use of specialized tools such as the Model Life Beyond Tourism® with its Manual and Certification for the Quality Management System for intercultural dialogue.
The courses are for:
- University students
- PhD students
- Professionals (each member of the Learning Communities)
- Tour operators
- Tourist accommodations (hotels, B&Bs, apartments, etc.)
Course 1 – International Students Workshop
A week of encounters in Florence, linked to the Life Beyond Tourism® themes and dedicated to a topic chosen by the Project Coordinator (professor and/or university tutor). The aim is to create and promote moments of intercultural dialogue and international exchange through meetings, study and educational activities (includes a 6/8-hour Life Beyond Tourism® Module).
Course 2 – Intensive Theoretical Course
It has become a compelling need nowadays to understand the cultural diversity, which animates our planet and its almost 10 billion inhabitants. This 40-hour course aims at introducing the participants to the cultural and economic Model Life Beyond Tourism® in order to create a cultural map of territories, basing on the over twenty years of research and practical experience of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco®.
Course 3 – Intensive Theoretical & Practical Course
Tourism is a powerful instrument of knowledge and understanding of diversities that generates a great financial movement, which needs to be managed with the help of new investment strategies beneficial for local development. This 80-hour course aims to deepen and develop the cultural and economic Model Life Beyond Tourism® operating through a series of online platforms <www.lifebeyondtourism.org> and <destination.beyondtourism.net> aimed at the understanding and protection of territories by valorizing the pre-existing identity resources of a place. The combined result of these instruments allows communities to promote a cultural and economic development open for the exchange.
Course 4 – Intensive Course Training for Trainers
The intensive Life Beyond Tourism® Training for Trainers course provides a 4-day high-level professional preparation for education, tourism and heritage professionals willing to upgrade their specialisation with the Life Beyond Tourism® philosophy and movement. During the training, participants will have the opportunity to acquire a solid theoretical and practical basis, as well as the educational methodology developed by Life Beyond Tourism®, so as to ensure the continuity of the didactic approach used by Life Beyond Tourism® Trainers on a worldwide level in their home institutions.
At the conclusion, participants will be required to draft a personal training action plan reflecting their vision on conducting Life Beyond Tourism® training activities in accordance with the common framework of the Life Beyond Tourism® philosophy implementation in the world.
The International Institute Life Beyond Tourism® will issue a certificate of participation to all participants.