Dr. Jordi Tresserras
Director of LABPATC – Laboratory of Heritage, Creativity and Cultural Tourism
Since 1999, Dr. Jordi Tresserras is Academic Coordinator of Postgraduate Course in Cultural Tourism and the Postgraduate Course in Cooperation and International Cultural Management at Universitat de Barcelona.
Since 2006 he is Associate Professor of heritage and cultural tourism at Cultural and Heritage Management Doctorate and Postgraduate Programme at Universitat de Barcelona and from 2015 he is also associated to the research area in food heritage and gastronomy tourism at the Food and Nutrition Torribera Campus at Universitat de Barcelona.
He was Assistant Professor of cultural tourism in the Center for Latin American and the Caribbean Studies at New York University (2001). At the same year, he was a founder and delegate member for the UNESCO Chair / UNITWIN-UNESCO Network “Culture, Tourism, Development” coordinated by Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbone.
He is also currently visiting professor at the Master and Doctorate Program in Heritage Management and Tourism at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the Cultural Management Specialization (mention heritage) at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar – Campus Quito (Ecuador).
In 2013 Dr. Tresserras joined also to the academic team at Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development (Spanish version) promoted by the Università di Torino, the Universitat de Barcelona and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. From the same year, he is also professor of creative tourism at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina).
His other roles include:
Consultant for cultural heritage management (mainly World Heritage sites), cultural tourism, gastronomy tourism, religious/spiritual tourism, creative economy, cultural routes and sustainable tourism for international organizations (Council of Europe, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, European Commission, IADB/BID, ILO-UN, OEI, SEGIB, SICA, UNESCO, UNWTO, World Bank) and national cooperation agencies (AECID, Alliance Française, Cooperation Suisse, Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo, GIZ- German Cooperation).
President of IBERTUR – Network of Heritage, Tourism & Sustainable Development.
Member of ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education), ECTN (European Cultural Tourism Network) ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers), ICOM, ICOMOS, EUNeK (European Universities Network of Knowledgment), LERU (League of European Research Universities), and NCRS (Network of Cultural Routes Studies) – coordinated by European Institute for Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe -.
Member of the Scientific Committee of IGCAT – International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism, that promotes the project European Region of Gastronomy.
Member of the UNESCO Chair on Food, Culture and Development coordinated by UOC – Open University of Catalonia. Academic co-director of ExpoFooding.
Member of the Chocolate Way – Candidate to European Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.
Member of Project Coordinator for Safeguarding Culinary Heritage of Catalonia and the Catalan Cuisine Brand (the first guarantee brand for a European cuisine), promoted by the Catalan Institute of Cuisine and Gastronomy Culture.