Conference Background

Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Italian and Cultural Studies will host the 25th EURHODIP conference in Pula and Poreč in November 2018. 

The focus of the 25th conference is responsible education for responsible tourism. 

The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Sustainable tourism fosters economic, environmental and social development of a tourist destination establishing proper balance between the needs of the local community and the specific tourists' requirements. Of their wide range, the impacts of tourism are challenging for the point of their perception by different interested groups in – directly and indirectly involved in tourism experience creation and tourist destination development. 

Responsible tourism behaviour of all stakeholders leads to sustainable tourism - a complete alternative to mass tourism. 

Tourism, if sustainably planned and managed, could, not only help to ensure prosperity for all, but also lead to a better understanding of sustainable development goals. They span beyond the mare volume of marketed economic activity. 

Inclusive and quality education for all and promotion of lifelong learning is one of the 17 set Sustainable Development Goals („Goals to Transfer Our World“) adopted in 2015 within 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.