First EUniWell Summer School starts at the University of Florence

06/25/2021 | by Benedikt Ruppert, Eva Laurie | Florence

The Department of Economics and Management and the School of Economics and Management of the University of Florence are hosting the first EUniWell Summer School from 28 June to 1 July. This year, attendees can look forward to insights into the development of well-being entrepreneurship in tourism as well as sustainability, seen through the lens of artificial intelligence, energy, and climate action.

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The first EUniWell summer school is hosted on the campus of the University of Florence. Image source: University of Florence

The first EUniWell summer school is about to start. From 28 June to 1 July, Dr. Lali Lindell and Prof. Dr. Francesco Fuso-Nerinis will give lectures revolving around well-being entrepreneurship in tourism and sustainability perspectives for assessing and designing research, projects and policies. Hosted on the campus of the University of Florence, the courses are intended to provide participants with an international experience and unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills in an international environment.

The programme will open with a general introduction to well-being tourism by Dr. Lindell. Continuing her lecture series on day two, she will provide an overview on current trends in tourism, zooming in on the increasing demand for healthy, green, ethical, and spiritual experiences. This will be followed by talks on the 6-pillar concept of well-being tourism on 30 June, and a look at best practice examples in well-being tourism on 1 July.

Prof. Dr. Fuso-Nerini will kick off his lectures with an introduction to sustainability, honing in on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular. Building on this, his second lecture will draw the connection between SDGs and climate change, while his third course will focus on the key role of energy systems in achieving the SDGs. He will conclude the four-day summer school with a view to the role artificial intelligence may play in reaching SDGs.


About the lecturers:

Dr. Lali Lindell holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and a M.Sc. in Aquatic and Environmental Engineering and works at Linneaus University. She has more than 10 years of professional experience, especially in her focus research area, where she explores the effects of deforestation on the environment and life quality of rural populations and farmers. She is actively engaged in EUniWell as well as the Interreg programme. One of her current projects is “Well-being Tourism in the South Baltic Region – Guidelines for Good Practices & Promotion” (SB WELL).

Prof. Dr. Francesco Fuso-Nerini works as Associate Professor at the KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. His research interests include qualitative and quantitative energy and climate analyses, and addressing multi-disciplinary sustainable development related issues. In his carrier Fuso-Nerini has so far worked and studied in 14 institutions located in 9 different countries, spanning academia, national, and international organisations.

Information about this event:

Dates: Monday, 28June 2021 – Thursday, 1 July 2021

Times: 9:00 – 13:00 (CEST) / 8:00 – 12:00 (BST) daily

Place: University of Florence, or virtual

Please note that registration for this event is now closed.


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