Education and popularization of science in tourism – Get involved in the project “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”

first_imgI am embarking on new challenges and initiatives all with the goal of positive change. I move by simply moving, a small step forward, but with a clear goal and vision.”Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start” rekao je jedan od najtraženijih govornika na svijetu Simon Sinek. Tako je krenuo portal HrTurizam.hr, a tako kreće i ovaj novi izazov radnog naziva – Znanje je moć.He personally believes that scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations are excellent quality papers and sources of interesting information, thinking and research. Precisely with the aim of constructive discussion, education, positive development of tourism and popularization of science in order to gain important research, analysis, tools and thinking as many readers as possible and most importantly to give valuable work new added value.I invite all interested authors who wish to publish their scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to contact us by e-mail at: [email protected] Also, I invite interested faculties that have a study of tourism, to join the project, and with the approval of the author, to publish papers on the portal. It will be an opportunity for young colleagues and future tourism workers to show their knowledge and affirm themselves in their field of education and future work. I also call on the faculties to work together with the aim of better connecting science and the tourism sector.The long-term goal and imperative is to gather all scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations in tourism in one place.On the HrTurizam.hr portal, a special category will be placed on the cover, where all published works will be located. Each paper will be presented through a short abstract or article, and the entire paper will be attached in pdf. format, for those who want to get a broader story and read the whole paper.See examples of papers published so far:Example 1: DO KEY STAKEHOLDERS PERCEIVE THE TOURISM OF THE TOWNS OF SPLIT, ŠIBENIK AND ZADAR AS EFFICIENT AND FUNCTIONAL?Example 2: SEASONALITY OF HOTEL BUSINESS – WHAT IS THE WAY TO COMBATING THE EXTREME SEASONALITY OF BUSINESS?What is extremely positive, the whole project before it started, has already generated new values. Namely, as the whole story has been in my head for a year, I had the opportunity to publish several scientific papers, and so one paper generated a new friendship and potential cooperation between the two institutions, thanks to the publication of a scientific paper.Vrijednosti projekta je već prepoznala vodeća poliklinika u Hrvatskoj – Polyclinic Bagatin, which is a proud partner of the project.PROJECT PARTNERSDo you think that education and knowledge is the most powerful weapon we can use for positive change? Do you agree with the statement that two heads are smarter than one? Do you encourage constructive and argumentative thinking, creativity and lifelong learning? Do you agree that knowledge must be available to everyone? Do you invest and encourage young people to show their knowledge and affirm themselves in their field of education and future work?If these values ​​are compatible with your business and personal philosophy, support the popularization of science in tourism and the Knowledge is Power project, which aims to popularize science and educate tourism professionals and encourage constructive and argumentative discussion because only then can we develop as individuals and as a society.Proud project partner: Polyclinic Bagatinlast_img read more

Finnish government submits bill on pension fund transparency, governance

first_imgPension providers will then have five months at the most to have an updated insider register in place, the ministry said.Under the new rules, boards of the pension insurance companies will have to establish a set of principles of corporate governance. Chief executives and board members will not be barred from sitting on the boards of other companies, the ministry said.However, the pension provider’s board will have to consider such involvement and the reasons why a membership on a board of an outside organisation is necessary, it said.Conflict of interest provisions for directors and chief executives of earnings-related pension providers will be stricter than those applying to limited liability companies, according to the new rules.Board members or chief executives will be unable to take part in negotiations of a deal if they are employees or members of a management body of another company involved in the deal.Significant business transactions by the company’s management and management’s inner circle, such as home purchases, should be considered by the company’s board, and these transactions must be made public, the ministry said.The proposed law also deals with reward systems at the pension insurers, stipulating they should serve the firm’s operations and objectives and be in its long-term interests.“Reward systems should not encourage excessive risk taking,” it said.The spotlight fell on pension fund governance in Finland late last year after a management scandal at the country’s largest pension fund, Keva.Merja Ailus, then the managing director, resigned following media accusations that, among other things, she had charged the institution for some personal expenses.Keva’s investigation concluded that its guidelines for fringe benefits were insufficient and that good corporate governance had not always been followed. New rules on transparency for private sector providers in Finland’s earnings-related pension system moved a step closer after the government submitted a bill to Parliament.The Ministry of Social Affairs and Heath said that, when passed, the new law would require pension insurance companies to hold an insider register of board members and their substitutes, chief executives and their deputies, auditors and employees able to influence the company’s investment decisions.Those on the register will be required to report their stock exchange holdings and business dealings.The new governance law is set to come into force by 1 January 2015.last_img read more