Who We Are
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE International Business School)
Established in 1968, École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE International Business School) is a for-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Paris (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Ile-de-France. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Lyon, London, San Francisco, Shanghai. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, France (Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of France), École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational French higher education institution.
École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ESCE also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services. ESCE is a part if the INSEEC-U Group of Universities (inseec-u.com) The school offers Bachelor degrees, internationally accredited Masters in Management and Summer Programs.
The Paris-based business school is renowned in France and Europe for its network of entrepreneurs, who founded some notable french start-ups (Zenly, Simplified, Sixth June, Interactive Mobility, etc). The school delivers a Master in Management with EFMD EPAS accreditation as well as French Ministry of Higher Education and Research accreditation. It also cofounded the Consortium of International Double Degrees (CIDD). ESCE specializes in International Affairs. For long it has been the most demanded school within SÉSAME Examination (famous Business School examination in France), of which it was a founding member in 1992. It is renowned for its dual degree with Berlin School of Economics & Law as well as its dual degree with UIBE Beijing.
STANDO LTD (STANDOutEdu)
STANDO LTD (STANDOutEdu) is a research and educational organisation based in Cyprus, dedicated to the advancement of research and innovation. We are, at the same time, an approved VET Centre accredited by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus. The strength of our enterprise primarily lies in our highly qualified team and its extended network of international partners. STANDO LTD has 9 full-time staff, 10 part-time and more than 20 volunteers. Our dynamic and experienced academics, researchers and practitioners are committed in implementing large scale co-funded projects and collaborate with organizations from Cyprus and around the world. We actively participate in the planning and implementation of national and international projects, aiming at providing innovative solutions that facilitate the development of people and the cohesion of societies.
Since 2016, we are providing a series of professional and academic trainings under the scope of Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2, as well as courses, seminars and consulting services to various target groups (children, students, youths, teachers, policy makers, parents, and adults), learners and staff of Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers and Adult Centres. To be one of the premier research and educational organizations in Europe, recognized for its excellence in research advances and educational opportunities offered in diverse contexts and clients. To give education a new dimension through innovative programs and instructional practices and to promote leading-edge research contributing to the betterment of education in today’s complex global environment.
Stowarzyszenie Kaczawskie was established in 2002 as a fellowship between business, institutions and people towards sustainable development of the region of Kaczawskie Mountains and Foothils in Sudetes, Lower Silesia region, south-west Poland. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Most of its activities are funded by external, particularly European funds, but also by sixteen supporting municipalities, business and from donations of members. The organization does not conduct any commercial activity, however it does charge fees for some of its services (including geo-education) in order to sustain its human and technical resources but without generating any profit. The organization works with local communities to promote sustainable tourism and regional education. Since its home region is an area of particular scientific and touristic interest, thanks to visible occurrence of past volcanic activity, it was decided to dedicate many actions to protect and promote this heritage.
The most notable project is applying to UNESCO Global Geoparks Network to become Land of Extinct Volcanoes UNESCO Global Geopark. The application is currently being reviewed. Our organization brings together many experts and passionates in geology and geography in order to popularize knowledge of the region and promote it nationally and internationally. The organization’s experience in geo-education was gained by leading workshops and field trips on local geology, geography and landscape, mostly dedicated to local schools and tourists, of whom most occurent are families with young children. In 2015 the association opened a geo-educational centre in Dobków (a village in Świerzawa municipality). Thanks to European and national funds a traditional farmstead was bought and recreated it into a modern, interactive science exploration centre, where visitors learn about geology, geography and cultural landscape of the region.
Zavod Tovarna trajnostnega turizma GoodPlace
Zavod Tovarna trajnostnega turizma GoodPlace, translated as Factory of sustainable tourism, is a non-profit institute from Slovenia. The key role of GoodPlace is to create an environment which encourages forward oriented thinking and offers a number of solutions and tools on why and how to implement sustainable tourism in a travel sector both in Slovenia and internationally. Main reference of GoodPlace is the multi-award winning Slovenia Green certification scheme which was developed on behalf of Slovenian Tourist Board. Today GoodPlace, as an accredited partner, implements the scheme together with the NTO.
GoodPlace also manages the national Slovenia Green Association which is open for membership only to sustainability certified destinations and tourism businesses. Through this association, GoodPlace aims to simulate development of sustainable tourism offer and fosters the development of solutions to be implemented in the management of sustainable tourism. Slovenia Green Association has 49 active members. GoodPlace is a member of Global Sustainable tourism Council (GSTC) where Jana Apih holds a position in Destination Stewardship Working Group while Tina Hedi Zakonjšek holds a position in the Education and Training WG. GoodPlace is also a founding partner of Global Leaders Network and partner of Green Destinations and a representative body of international certification programs Travelife for hotels and tour operators, Green Globe and LEAF for restaurants.
Mediterranean Pearls is an agency for the coordinated management of all the elements that make up a Destination (attractions, access, marketing, human resources, image and prices). It adopts a strategic approach to connect very different entities to each other for better Destination Management. Mediterranean Pearls, created on a precise cross-border added value, supports the development of business, promoting the creation of commercial alliances in order to improve the economy, the quality and the range of services for experiential tourism. Mediterranean Pearls was born in order to promote tourist destinations in the Italian and foreign Mediterranean basin that focus on sustainable and eco-compatible tourism.
Mediterranean Pearls wants to promote ecological tourism in the sea, hill, river and lake areas, relying mainly on ecological mobility. Mediterranean Pearls is inspired by the philosophy of sustainable tourism promoted by Alpine Pearls, the well-known international cross-border cooperation based in Austria, privileged partner and support for know-how and best practices. Mediterranean Pearls Tourism Board is made up of 11 members, 5 of whom are junior and senior professionals who are experts in green tourism, in the circular economy, in communication, in urban regeneration. The 5 staff members are paid.
International Sustainable Development Initiatives (I.S.D.I) Group Ltd
International Sustainable Development Initiatives (I.S.D.I) Group Ltd is a multidisciplinary consultancy company based in Malta that provides a wide array of professional services in the Mediterranean basin and overseas. I.S.D.I. by leveraging on its interdisciplinary applied research work and human resource networks, contributes to enhance its clients’ capacity and readiness in the broad field of sustainable development, through innovative trainings and solutions in sustainable tourism destination management with a dedicated focus of the impact of over-tourism in cultural and natural heritage sites. A specific attention is also devoted to thematic tourism itineraries with the rediscovery of a slow cultural and environmental tourism. I.S.D.I. provides holistic services in the field of sustainability, encompassing capacity building/awareness activities with the organisation of high-level trainings and workshops along with the conduction of specific work assessment and diagnostics and the provision of cutting edge technological solutions instrumental to the sustainable use of natural and cultural assets of tourism destinations.
The seven shareholders are international scholars and executives with professional backgrounds in Multinationals, Intergovernmental Organisations, Research Centres of Excellence and Universities. They are well introduced in international scientific networks, have long-lasting experience in the design, management and implementation of local, national and international research, innovation and development projects, majorly related to the EU programmes and funds, along with the organisation of top-ranking events and conferences. I.S.D.I. GROUP offers advisory services and supports the development and implementation of projects, capacity building initiatives and technical assistance. The sustainable tourism branch of I.S.D.I. carries out the scouting of new opportunities and strategies to enhance the potentialities of innovative cultural tourism business ecosystems, fostering the capacity building of the public and private stakeholders, policymakers and private economic actors to tackle in an effective way the challenges of the sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean area. I.S.D.I. may activate participatory multi-stakeholder processes that engages key tourism-related stakeholders from different cross-cutting sectors and policy areas at all levels (cross-border, national, regional and local) that is pivotal to ensure an effective and inclusive process of developing sustainable tourism strategies in the Mediterranean area.