Within the framework of the PICASP project, a seminar on "Organizing of the tours" was organized on May 23, 2023, according to the Action Plan of MIRAS Public Union for the current year at the Khazar University. More than 40 students from the bachelor level and the teachers of the Tourism and Hospitality Faculty of the University attended the seminar. Ms.Maleyka Huseynova (administrative stuff of the Project, member of the MIRAS Board) gave an information about the project purposes, the main goals, the activities, which will be organized within the project, the outcomes that will be reached etc. Ms.Aida Malikova, the executive director of the Ginza Travel Company made a presentation on organizing the tours, definition of the tourism, bodies operating in the tourism sphere, their classification, the functions realized during the tourism activity, the problems in this sphere and their solution methods, the existing legislation both in the national and international level regulating tourism activity etc.
It is to be mentioned that different MİRAS-PİCASP seminars were organized on the last 2 months and more are planned to be realized till the end of this year. The prupose of these seminars is to create basis for university-enterprise cooperation in the cultural heritage, archaeology, museums and tourism spheres in the Casipan region. The program of the seminars was prepared according to the PICASP project by the MIRAS’s experts.
We should note that starting from 2021, “MIRAS” Public Union in Support of Studying Cultural Heritage is a partner of the PICASP project ("Pilot courses for industrial enterprises to implement university-enterprise cooperation in the development of the Caspian region") funded under the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Commission. The main goal of the project is to increase the competencies of the teachers in the small and medium business field, especially based on pilot courses combining theory and practice with the implementation of MOOCs (free open online courses). As well as to introduce new methodologies and teaching tools, to raise the level of personnel training in the field of cultural heritage protection, and most importantly, strengthening the potential in the field of higher education. For this purpose, during the current year, MIRAS Public Union will organize seminars, familiarization tours, trainings and expeditions with the participation of teachers and students of interested higher education institutions.