«Licence, Master professionnels en formation ouverte et à distance pour le développement du tourisme durable en Chine, au Vietnam et au Kirghizstan »

Project summary

It responds to the urgent need to develop sustainable tourism in CHINA, KYRGHYZSTAN and VIETNAM. Despite the global slowdown in economic activity, tourism remains a sector with sustained growth, contributing to the diversification of national economies with the continued emergence of new destinations.

This is particularly the case for the three partner countries targeted by the project. In this context, they have programs to be able to regulate the impact of this development with a view to social and environmental sustainability. These new orientations are part of the United Nations World Tourism Organization's "Sustainable Tourism" program, in which the three countries adhere, and more specifically in its Asia Pacific component: "Reconciling the preservation of economic activity and respect for the" environment ".

These new strategic orientations require human resources that practically do not exist in the tourism sector. The needs analysis carried out by the universities of the 3 partner countries has led to the emergence of convergent problems and highlighted a lack of qualifications for the management of organizations and the design and implementation of sustainable tourism projects.

The project must therefore help to circumvent the negative effects of mass tourism by mobilizing training engineering to operationalize the actions needed to develop sustainable tourism.

Website of "LMPT" project: www.lmpt.eu

The General Objectives:

Promoting the reform and modernization of higher education in partner countries;

Improving the quality and relevance of higher education in partner countries;

Encouraging of the human resources development;

Improvement of the higher education institutions and research institutes network between Partner Countries and EU Member Countries;

Modernization of the identified priority academic disciplines of curricula by partner countries, through the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), the three-cycle system (BA-MA-PhD) and the diploma recognition;

The Specific Objectives:

To compensate for the lack of qualification for the management of organizations and the design and development of projects in Sustainable Tourism, improving the employability of students and improving the executives ;of companies

To support a profound change in professional practices through the deployment of a complete modular system covering all the needs of initial and continuing training in sustainable tourism trades and accessible in FOAD from digital resources;

To professionalize educational programs in the field of sustainable tourism in line with the Bologna process and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and relocate them partly to a company;

To create 2 new courses accessible in FOAD for the development of sustainable tourism: a Professional bachelor in "Management of sustainable tourism establishments" and a professional Master in "Sustainable tourism development strategy";

To train 20 university teachers in the EU;

To train on these new courses in face-to-face or remotely in each of the countries on almost 270 students;

To create a center of excellence in each country, resource center, support of the new offer and consultancy and expertise in sustainable tourism.

To create a modular system of FTLV, transversal to sustainable tourism, accessible in FOAD from digital teaching resources and train 50 professionals per country.


Our Partners in Erasmus+ project


P1-South-West University "Neofit Rilski" - Contracting promoter(Bulgaria)

P2.GIP FIPAG - General coordinator(FR)

P3.Asociatia partener-initiative group for local development

P4.The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO (IT)

P6.TEI of Central Macedonia (GR)

P7.Universidade do Algarve (PT)

P11.University degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (IT)

P12.University of Aristotel, Thessaloniki (GR)

P13.Universidade Portucalense Infante D.Henrique-Cooperative De Ensino Suprior CRL(PT)

8 Partners from Kyrgyzstan :

P8.Adam University(Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics)

P14.Kyrgyz Economic University

P15.Issykkul State University

P16.AIESEC Kyrgyzstan (Association étudiante)

P17.Ministry of Education and Science

P18.Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism (Department of Tourism)

P19.Silk Road - Tourism Association

P20.Ru Ven Tour (Enterprise Sector)

4 Partners in China :

P10.Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

P23.Sichuan Tourism University

P24.Jinan University

2 Partners in Vietnam :

P9.Hoc Vien Nong Nghiep Vietnam (Hanoï)

P21.University of economics-HUE University




Date: April 3, 2017
Venue: Lyon, France

A meeting of representatives of partner universities participating in the Project LMPT “Professional Bachelor in open and distance learning for the development of sustainable tourism in China, Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan” was finished in Lyon, France. The event was held and funded by the Erasmus + program.
Kyrgyzstan was represented by delegates from KEU, IKSU and Adam / BFEA University. The meeting was attended by the representatives from China and Vietnam Universities as well.
During the meeting the partners made presentations about their universities and discussed about the condition of training of specialists in the tourism area.
Important and interesting part of the meeting was a discussion about the problems and opportunities within the project.
In addition, the grant holder (SOUTH-WEST UNIVERSITY “NEOFIT RILSKI”) and the project coordinator (GIP FIPAG, France) explained in detail about the solution of the project’s financial issues, which were accompanied by short training on of the project tasks’ implementation.


Working meeting of project partners ERASMUS+ LMPT

Date: September 26-29, 2017
Venue: Issykkul State University, Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

From 26 to 29 September 2017 at Issykkul State University passed a working meeting of project partners ERASMUS+ LMPT "Development of undergraduate and graduate programs on sustainable tourism in the open education in China, Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan." Together with the project coordinator, the Dean of economic faculty, head of the Department "Tourism", Assoc. Prof. Preslav Dimitrov, his colleagues from the South West University, Bulgaria and Prof. Stella Kostopoulou from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), representatives of the business sector of KR, representatives of the Association of tourism "Silk Road" and the international student of AIESEC, teaching staff of our University worked on the analysis of the survey of the tourism business sector and the development of competencies for educational programs on sustainable tourism in universities of KR.