European Dimension in Qualifications for the Tourist Sector



Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (Germany)


Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) is a private, non-profit and state-approved University of Applied Sciences. FHM has been founded in 2000 by medium-sized enterprises and educational institutions. Since then it has developed into one of the most successful private universities in Germany and established itself as a reliable partner of medium-sized enterprises. The programmes on offer include state and internationally recognised Bachelor and Master programmes within the areas of Economics, Media/Communication, Health /Social Work, Tourism andEngineering. Prof. Stephan Gerhard Diplom-Betriebswirt, Partner of TREUGAST Unternehmensberatungsgesellschaft mbH (Diploma economist, partner of TREUGAST management consulting company Ltd) and CEO of Horwath Tourismus Consulting Austria Ltd since 2012 in Salzburg

  • More than 30 years experience as consultant in the tourism-sector
  • Founder and partner of the internationally active consulting company TREUGAST Solutions Group
  • Partner of the Deutsche Hotel & Resort Holding GmbH & Co. KG
  • Certified Rating Advisor
  • Professor for Hotel Development at Fachhochschule des Mittelstands, University of Applied Sciences, Schwerin
  • Lecturer at University of Cooperative Education Ravensburg
  • Lecturer of the master’s study course “Internationalreal estate management” at Bauakademie Biberach
  • Lecturer for Tourism-, Sports- and Eventmanagement at Freie Universität Bozen
  • Advisory board of the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef
  • Co-author of varying management books and industry specific publications

Pia Winkler M.A. Master of Arts in Marketing-Management in Tourism Bachelor of Arts in Tourism-Economics in dual system (including vocational education as travel agent) Lecturer and research associate in international project management since 2014 at Fachhochschule des Mittelstands

  • Two own publications in the field of tourism (specialization in neuro-marketing and demographic change)
  • Giving lectures in the field of management (human resource management & crosscultural management; human resource management, leadership & communication; strategic & operational management; marketing-management and empirical research) in master study courses
  • Responsible of operational management for 4 to 5 international EU-projects a time

e-mail: winkler@fh-mittelstand.de
telephone: +49 385 742098-16


Project Dates

: June 5, 2019: Institutional monitoring of EurDiq project at DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

APRIL 09, 2019: EurDiQ project Monitoring at Financial University, Moscow, Russia

February 26-28, 2019: EURDIQ Project Final Conference, Baltic International Academy, Riga, Latvia

February 1 - 2, 2019: EURDIQ Project Quality Assurance Meeting, Baltic International Academy, Riga, Latvia

January 14-16, 2019: EURDIQ Project Meeting, Financial University, Moscow, Russia

November 15 - 21, 2018: IV International Scientific Conference “Children and Youth Tourism: Education Technologies”, St. Petersburg – Riga

May 28-29, 2018: International dissemination conference at DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

April 11, 2018: Seminar “Modern approaches to organising distance learning” at Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia

April 5-7, 2018: Conference “Cultural Heritage and Tourist Areas: creative approaches in development”, Riga, Latvia

February 15, 2018: Seminar at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek

January 17-20, 2018: VII Europe+Asia Event Forum EFEA 2018 was held in St. Petersburg, Russia

December 21, 2017: Regular coordination meeting was held at SPbSUE

December 8, 2017: Monitoring of the EurDiQ project at the Adam / BAFE University in Bishkek

July 10-15, 2017: Workshop in Issykkul State University and Bishkek Academy of Finance within EurDiQ project

July 4-11, 2017: III International Youth Scientific and Practical Summer school “Management and Marketing in Tourism: MICE Qualification & Experience Design”, Riga, Latvia

May 30, 2017: Project Monitoring at SPbSU, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

May 2– 7, 2017: Seminar ”Methodology of OS and QF development. Part 2” Nicosia, Cyprus

March 9-11, 2017: Seminar “ Methodology of OS and QF development”, Moscow, Russia

November 21 – 23, 2016: Development of tourism occupational standards and qualification frameworks, London, The UK

September 15 – 17, 2016: Session of Strategic planning the professional competences with tourist enterprises, Sochi, Russia

May 23 – 25, 2016: Methodology of OS and QF development, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

March 9 – 14, 2016: Study traveling seminar Schwerin – Berlin, Germany

January 14 -15 2016: Kick-off meeting, International academic forum, Riga, Latvia

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