2 Keynotes + 3 Cocreative Keynotes
See below

UEFA Euro 2024 screenings
Both semi-finals will be re-created as events to ‘picture europe’. 09.07 is a ‘private viewing’ and 10.07 is a ‘public viewing’.

Walking with the city
with a picnic at the palace gardens (Schlosspark)
in an art and media museum (ZKM)
in the night over poetry (Karlsruhe)

Tourism Co-creation Cafe Lab
a dialogue space to share new ideas and increase collaboration and the exchanges between members

Research Workshop for PhDs and early researchers (2 sessions)
facilitated by senior academics in the field of tourism, leisure, hospitality and events

Art Gallery
Artists will be exhibiting their work at the Playspace

EATSJ Sessions
Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Journal (Open Access Journal) round table




Hazel Andrews is Professor of Culture, Tourism & Society at Liverpool John Moores University where she leads the Tourism, Travel, Culture and Heritage Research Group. As a social anthropologist, she is interested in issues of identity, self, and the body, principally in relation to tourism and travel. Based on her research, Hazel has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, edited collections, and the monograph The British on Holiday. Charter Tourism, Identity and Consumption, published by Channel View in 2011, which was based on her research on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca where Hazel continues to undertake research. Hazel has given many guest lectures, keynotes and conference presentations. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Heritage Tourism, is a council member of the Royal Anthropological Institute, for which she chairs its travel and tourism committee.



Stijn Reijnders is Professor in Cultural Heritage and Vice-Dean of Research (Erasmus University Rotterdam). His research focuses on the intersection of media, culture and tourism. He is particularly interested in the topic of media tourism: the phenomenon of people travelling to places because of an association with popular movies, TV series, books or other forms of popular culture. Recently he co-edited the books Locating Imagination in Popular Culture (Routledge 2021) and Worlds of Imagination: A Global Perspective on Media, Tourism and Power (Routledge 2024). Both books reflect on the complex interrelation between fiction, place and belonging in today’s mediatized society.



Aleksander Panasiuk is a research and teaching employee of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and a full professor at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication, director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship, head of the Department of Management in Tourism and Sports. Main areas of scientific interest: tourism economics, tourism management, service economics, service management, services marketing, socio-economic policy, regional policy, quality management, leisure studies.



Mona Erfanian Salim is a scholar and artist who integrates her academic pursuits with her creative endeavors. Her scholarly focus revolves around optimizing urban environments for tourism, emphasizing enhancing public spaces while upholding principles of sustainable development. Mona presently holds the position of assistant professor at Eqbal Lahoori Institute for Higher Education. She has been involved as a professional urban designer with some of her country's most notable city regeneration projects and has also cooperated with some journals in the fields of tourism and urban studies as a referee and writer. Cultivated from her formative years, Mona's artistic inclinations have been a profound means of her expression. In recent years, Mona has aimed to create synergy between the university and artistic pursuits, fostering innovation and scientific discourse in both fields. For this purpose, it has established an art project titled "The Story of the City". This project can be a tool to identify the deep relationship between the body of the city and the real story of the people of the city.



Wendelin Küpers is Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies at Karlshochschule International University in Karlsuhe, Germany. Combining a phenomenological and cross-disciplinary orientation, his research focuses on embodied, emplaced, emotional, aesthetic, creative and cocreative dimensions of organization and management. In his current research and teaching, he focuses on more responsive, responsible and ethical forms of organizations and management/leadership that contribute towards integral and sustainable practices.


Co-creation is a collaborative process where two or more individuals or entities work together to create something new or solve a problem. It involves sharing knowledge, ideas, and resources to develop a shared understanding and a collective outcome that benefits all participants. Co-creation is often used in product design, service delivery, and community building, but it can be applied to many different fields and industries. The key to successful co-creation is to create an environment of trust, respect, and openness where all participants feel empowered to contribute and learn from each other. Co-creation Lab in writing research papers in tourism refers to the collaborative process of creating research papers where researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders collaborate to develop research questions, design research methods, analyze data, and interpret findings. This process emphasizes the importance of including diverse perspectives, knowledge, and experiences in the research process to produce meaningful and relevant research outcomes.

EATSA Tourism Co-creation Cafe Lab can help achieve this objective by providing researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders a platform to exchange ideas over Worldcafe format and collaborate on research papers, joint projects, etc. The lab will include a workshop that will help young researchers to share their research findings, discuss current trends and challenges in the field, and identify areas for future research with eminent editors and co-editors of journals. Overall, this co-creation lab will help in writing research papers on tourism, promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of innovative research ideas that can advance the field of tourism research. The last step of the workshop will result in getting the research work accepted in the required format of those journals and published.

Registered participants can send their research proposals for developing joint projects and research papers to dwee@karlshochschule.de to be placed for discussions in this session.




If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to:

Prof. Dr. Desmond Wee
Chair EATSA 2024 Germany