EIREST Interdisciplinary Research Team on Tourism Studies

IREST (Institute for Research and Higher Studies of Tourism)
IREST (Institute for Research and Higher Studies of Tourism)

The research laboratory EIREST (Equipe Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur le Tourisme) brings together researchers for different disciplinary fields (geography, economy, history of arts, anthropology, management…). It is affiliated to the PhD School of Geography and hosts, in 2019-2020, 24 PhD Students (https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/fr/ufr/irest/eirest/doctorants/) working on tourism and heritage studies. EIREST works tightly with the Institute of Research and High Studies of Studies (IREST) of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University, a research Institute which offers a wide range of Masters on Heritage and Cultural Tourism, on International Tourism, and on Urban and Metropolitan Studies. EIREST hosts the UNESCO Chair “Culture, Tourism, Development” of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as the UNESCO UNITWIN network “Culture, Tourism, Development” (https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/fr/ufr/irest/chaire-unesco/le-reseau-unitwin/le-reseau-unitwin/).

EIREST is the leading team of several and major French and international projects, such as: – (2016-2019) Project ANR (National Agency of Research, France) « Les enjeux de la « patrimondialisation » ou la fabrique touristique du patrimoine culturel dans la mondialisation : modèles globaux, recompositions identitaires, hybridations » (promotor). – (2016-2017) Project « Trajectoires post-touristiques : invention touristique de lieux ordinaires et sorties du tourisme » (PUCA : Plan Construction, Urbanisme Aménagement) (promotor). – (2012-2014) « PA.TER.MONDI » Foresight Project on the Future of Heritage (Atelier de réflexion Prospective, ARP), ANR « Nouveaux Défis pour le patrimoine culturel » (New Challenges for Cultural Heritage). – (2016 – 2019): Tourism Research Innovation and Next Generation Learning Experience (TRIANGLE) (K2). The project aimed at creating a Knowledge Alliance of HEIs and businesses across Europe, delivering a common sustainable tourism training system for protected area tourism destinations.