International University Forum “The Value of Human Rights on the Camino de Santiago”. Team Innovation


Team Innovation


General Information

“Team Innovation 2019: Sustainable Development Goals, Tourism and Human Rights. Innovation and the jobs of the future in the Camino de Santiagois an International University Forum initiated by Helsinki in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the University of Santiago de Compostela thanks to the financial support of the regional government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia, in the framework of the promotion of the Xacobeo 2021 through the regional program “O Teu Xacobeo”.

Team Innovation 2019 is an initiative that invites university students to reflect upon the development of a culture of human rights and fundamental values that favour the development of global, sustainable and peaceful societies.


Last year’s edition counted with the participation of 125 Students and 25 professors from major universities in Europe, America, Africa and Asia


Join us and live a life transforming experience!

Team Innovation 2019 is divided into three different phases:


  • Phase A: Online Study. The online phase is designed around three modules, which are composed of a series of different subjects. The focus will be on analyzing and assessing the interconnection between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Human Rights and Tourism. During this phase, participating students will be provided with the task of developing a proposal on how to improve the sustainability of tourism in the Camino de Santiago. The Proposals will be presented by each delegation to the UNWTO during the International University Forum in Phase C.


  • Phase B: Walking route 100km. All delegations will take part in a five-day route of the Camino de Santiago. The average walking distance is 100 km. Delegations will be divided into four different groups. Each group will experience a different route of the Camino de Santiago during which they are expected to participate in social activities. The activities will be organized for the purpose of enabling participants to learn more about the tradition and culture of Galicia and the villages that welcome them. As part of this phase, the delegations will further be able to assess the viability and suitability of their tourism proposal to improve the reality of the Camino de Santiago.


  • Phase C: International University Forum. On Wednesday 30 October 2019, the II International University Forum will be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, attended by all the participating delegations and affiliate members of UNWTO that wish to attend. The Forum offers a space to reflect upon the research that was conducted during phase A and B and further invites each delegation to present their proposals to the UNWTO. Participating professors will sign, on behalf of their Deans, the so called “Declaration of Deans” where universities commit themselves to actively contribute to the SDGs agenda until the year 2030.


Practical Information

Registration: If you are interested in participating in this initiative, you can contact us at +34 669 257 258


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