Silvia Barbone

Managing Director, Jlag
London, United Kingdom

I'm an international expert in sustainable tourism with an extensive knowledge of the European tourism, cultural and social policies and funding.

I'm an experienced trainer in Project Management, Sustainable Tourism, and European Policies and Funding. I'm the founder and the director of Jlag and the founder and the director of “FEST” (Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism).

I coordinated the consortium “Training 4 European Sustainable Tourism”, which included Jlag, the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, the European Network NECSTour, and the Municipality of Frigento, the consortium worked together to deliver PM4SD training courses and the first edition of the European Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism. I have prepared strategies for heritage towns such as Pompeii, national parks such as the Vesuvius National Park. I'm the creator and Managing Editor of Tourism Around Europe, a blog and an e-newsletter for tourism professionals and policy makers (http://blog.jlageurope.com/). I'm a Prince2 practitioner and expert in planning institutional projects, managing long-term activities, establishing strategic working relationships. I'm the developer and the main author of PM4SD® “Project Management for Sustainable Development, a new methodology for managing tourism projects with success and sustainability. I work in partnership with European and international key stakeholders. I'm an evaluator and a short-term expert for the European Commission, a Lobbyist at the European Parliament and the European Commission. I'm s a regular speaker at conferences and international events, and is a member of the Tourism Society, the Institute of Directors, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism. Specialties: Project management, Sustainable tourism, Policy advice in Tourism, Culture, Entrepreneurship, Rural Development, Partnership Development, EU Funding.