INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH CONFERENCE
«EXPERIENCE OF CONSERVATION OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN THE SPHERE OF CULTURAL TOURISM»
The conference will be held on 24 – 26 October 2012 at the Educational Establishment “Vitebsk State University named after P.M.Masherov”
Address: 210038, Republic of Belarus, Vitebsk, Мoskovsky prospect, 33
Fax: (375 212) 21-49-59.
To the participation in the conference are invited: scientists, managers of culture and cultural tourism, representatives of the management of historical and cultural heritage and tourism.
The Conference is sponsored by the oldest and largest organization in the field of cooperation between the countries – the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the participation of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Tourism Ministry, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, Vitebsk regional executive committee.
PROBLEM FIELD OF THE CONFERENCE
Experience of the conservation of historical and cultural heritage as a factor and condition for the development of cultural tourism at the present stage.
Originality of national culture as a perspective resource of progress of inter-regional cooperation.
Tourism and recreational complexes as an effective form of development of regional cooperation and international integration in the modern conditions: problems and prospects.
Forms and methods of promoting of integrated tourism products: new trends and strategies.
Legislation, the fundamental principles of international law and regulatory instruments in the field of cultural heritage protection and tourism.
Cross-border cooperation in tourism: experience and prospects for cooperation
Innovative projects and mechanisms of formation of common historical and cultural tourism space in Europe.
Restoration of the traditional and the formation of new (cross-border) tourism routes in the European space.
Education system, scientifically-applied research in the area of tourism and specialist training in the field of cultural-cognitive tourism.
Use of possibilities of cultural-cognitive tourism for activation of the international youth cooperation in the European space.
Use of cultural and historic heritage for the growth of the tourism market and the hospitality industry in the region.
Promote and assistance the development of cross-border cooperation between States in the conservation of historical and cultural heritage and tourism.
Cultural tourism and its importance in social and cultural development of regions under globalization.
Organization and carrying out of the International research and practice conference «Experience of Conservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage and Cross-Border Cooperation in the Sphere o f Cultural Tourism», exchange of views and experience of representatives of science and tourist industry of different countries and regions will allow to define general approach in the maintenance of historical and cultural heritage, to map out a strategy of regional tourist development. Recommendations developed by the members of the conference will contribute to the formation and realization of programs of tourism and specific projects of scientific maintenance of historical and cultural heritage. They can facilitate the development and realization of cross-border tour itinerary, increase the coordination of staff training and further training of tourist employees. Contacts established during the conference will intensify cooperation in the sphere of tourism within the framework of CEI and their nearest neighbors.
It is necessary to send in applications for participation in the conference via e-mail to specified addresses of project coordinators till the 15 of September 2012 in the form: subject of a report, country, sex, name, surname, scientific degree, establishment, address, town, phone, fax, e-mail address.
It is necessary to send reports till the 15 of September 2012 to e-mail addresses of project coordinators. Volume of the report up 3 to 5 pages of the printed text (interval – 1, type – 14 point Times New Roman, MS Word 6.0, all margins – 2,5 cm). In the text you should point the title of the article, an author’s name and surname (author’s names and surnames), the name of a town and the name of an educational establishment. References are to be placed at the end of the article.
Collected works will be published before the conference with financial support from CEI. The decision to publish the materials will be taken by the organizing committee.
Working languages of the conference: Russian, Belarusian and English.
Transit and food are at the participants’ or sending organization expense.
Accommodation is at receiving party costs.
If the participants need to reserve a hotel bed they should inform the organizing committee until the 25 of September 2012.