Tourism experts around the Baltic Sea debated in a workshop hosted by SAMK

In the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum, the tourism experts from eight countries around the Baltic Sea discussed about the relevant skillset and knowledge needed for the Baltic Sea Region to grow as a common tourism destination.

16.11.2017 | By: Sanna-Mari Renfors | Photo: Sanna-Mari Renfors


First, the results of an intensive study conducted in the Interreg Central Baltic project BOOSTED lead by SAMK were introduced. Second, the most relevant skillset was aligned jointly.

The experts concluded that the universities should focus on both “what is taught and learned” and “how it is taught and learned”. Attention should be paid on different forms of knowledge sharing: industry cases could be included in the study courses and students’ internships organised around the Baltic Sea Region.

In addition, the forum offered the project BOOSTED the possibility to showcase its results in the project pitching session. The project also presented itself with a stand in the networking village organised in the forum.

The 10th annual Baltic Sea Tourism Forum was organised in Turku, Finland between 2-3 November, 2017. The annual forum is closely linked to the implementation process of Policy Area Tourism in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. It addresses tourism stakeholders that show a common interest in international cooperation.


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