Workshop 1 took place in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24-26, 2017
The first day of the Workshop consisted of discussions and presentations on foundations of sustainable tourism, transdisciplinary teaching and research, as well as results of the needs analysis in the selected case study sites.
During the second day, participants visited the selected case study communities in Armenia, Dilijan and Meghradzor. A Stakeholder workshop took place in Dilijan, where teachers and local stakeholders worked in groups on identifying local needs with respect to sustainable tourism development, and possible interventions by the Case Study Course.
In Meghradzor a meeting and discussion with the local community has been organized, where the residents informed the project participants about their visions of the tourism potential in the village.
The final day of the workshop was devoted to reflections on the field visits, as well as planning of how to integrate the transdisciplinary case study course into the curriculum of ASPU and TSU.
ASPU Vice rector greeted the participants and wished for productive project work, and the students prepared surprise presentations for the participants.
Workshop 2 took place in Georgia on July 10 – 12, 2017
On the first day of the Workshop Ambassador of Austia to Georgia H.E. Arad Benkö joined the CaucaSusT team to discuss the project and its implementation in Georgia.
The participants discussed and practiced methods of transdisciplinary case study teaching, systems analysis and scenario development.
During the second day a field visit to the selected Case Study community in Georgia – Tsagveri has been organized, during which the teachers met some of the local producers and tourism providers. A stakeholder meeting and workshop took place in Borjomi National Park visitor center, where participants collected data for system analysis in the context of sustainable tourism development.
The last day was devoted to practicing and discussing methods of Transdisciplinary Case Study teaching and research