"Win with the Lion. Young Leaders Challenge"
Anastasiya Panasyuk (Lviv, Ukraine) is happy to share her emotions about "Win with the Lion" and iSUC experience:
"Thanks to your “Win with the Lion” Tourism Forum, I heard about the program Summer University Carinthia and participated in it. I had a fantastic time there: useful, informative and fun. During 10 days, we attended lectures and seminars (speakers: professors from Austria, the USA, Switzerland, and Carinthian business people). We were working on real cases, for example, in my track Destination Management and Tourism, we have developed a communication strategy and communication plan that considers all opportunities with regards to Social Media for Kärnten Airport. It was an amazing experience with wonderful people who came from around the world. I'm happy to meet such bright, talented and easygoing persons! The students were from 21 countries, probably because of that, Cultural night was memorable event for me. In addition, we had a lovely Alpen Adria Tour, so we all took a trip to northern Italy visiting Duino Castle and Trieste. Unforgettable time - a great investment in the future.".
During the 2nd round of "Win with the Lion. Young Leaders Challenge" committee selected 2 best students basing their decision on essay contest.
Essay topic: Mega-events and the follow-up: using the infrastructure after hosting great events (EURO 2012 in Ukraine as an example)
Basic requirements for essay:
- Language: English
- 3 pages (Times New Roman, 12 font, 1850 charactsers per page).
Two best essay authors had an opportunity to participate in International Summer University Carinthia in July 2013 with education and accommodation expenses being covered by organisers. Travel, visa, and health insurance costs were to be covered by participants themselves.
The winners of the 2nd round:
1. Anastasiya Panasyuk (Lviv, Ukraine)
2. Olena Vodolaz (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
1st round: participation in "Win with the Lion" Tourism Forum
The winners of 1st round had an opportunity to attend all the Forum events - presentations, panel duscussions, and workshops, this way expanding their professional network. Selection process was based on short motivation letter and CV previously sent by programme applicants.
“The Forum is first of all and most importantly about generating debate within Ukraine and within the city. Because until that debate happens at local level, no country, no destination, no city can actually really compete on the international market.”
“Для меня как организатора событий важно встретить коллег и пообщаться с коллегами из соседних областей: из области туризма, из области отелей и ресторанов. Это также чудесная возможность найти точки соприкосновения, где мы можем помочь друг другу.”
“Через обговорення і зустрічі в рамках Форуму ми краще розуміємо, які ще потрібно заходи і пріоритети визначити, для того щоб ми дійсно спромоглися реалізувати комплексну стратегію розвитку міста і робити місто комфортним, привабливим для мешканців і для бізнесу.”