Keynote speakers



Giovanni di Cola has served in four UN agencies (UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, and ILO) with assignments at the UN Secretariat to implement the UN Reform. He created a network of universities around local economic development as part an ILO programme (UNIVERSITAS). In April 2015, he was appointed Special Adviser on Multilateral affairs in the Office of the Deputy Director General for Field Operations and Partnerships at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva dealing with matters related to Climate change, Sustainable Development Goals and to Mega Sporting Events and Decent Work.



Ricardo Melo is professor at the Coimbra College of Education, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, where he teaches courses on sport, leisure, and tourism, and also directs the Education and Leisure Master’s degree. He holds a PhD in Tourism, Leisure and Culture, with specialization in Leisure and Sports. He is a researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, focusing his research interests in nature sports, sport tourism and sustainable local development. Ricardo Melo is also vice-president of the International Research Network In Sport Tourism – IRNIST.



Sanela Škorić is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology and she is involved in subjects Economics and Management of Sport and Tourism and Sports. She was a part of several scientific projects listed previously, and attended various scientific (and expert) international and domestic conferences. Additionally, during her work she attended seminars and workshops such as Writing Effectively about your Research (2010), Financial Aspects of RTD Contracts (2006),  Economics and management of sport (2005).


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