Umberto Solimene FEMTEC Presiden
and partner of WeSkill has passed away
The Project team is deeply saddened by this grave loss
He was a leader in the field of balneology and a valued participant of the Project. An exceptional person, a renowned professional with a global reputation, always willing to collaborate and innovate. But most importantly, he was a dear friend to all of us.
WeSkill, as well as all his friends and colleagues, mourns this immense and tragic loss. We express our heartfelt and sincere sympathy to the family of our dear friend.
The WeSkill Partners
SPA design: aesthetics and functionality
Design is a crucial aspect of the SPA industry as it contributes to differentiate from the competitors, enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty, and stimulate emotional and psychological well-being enhancing the customer experience.
Thalassotherapy and Balneology
A context that requires a challenging strategic alliance between Health Care and Economic Development
The Congress was held in Cagliari (Sardinia) and promoted by Femtec (Prof. Solimene was Conference Chairman) and by the European Association for Wellness Medicine (AEMeB) (V. President Angelo Cerina, M.D.).
It addressed the possible synergy between two great therapeutic traditions, Thalassotherapy and Medical SPAs with two main purposes:
- Propose a common and integrated scientific action plan, both economic and social, for health care, well-being and territorial development.
- Evaluate the new scenarios, increasingly real, also due to environmental climate change linked to Health Tourism.
A FEMTEC technology useful for WeSkill dissemination and training activities
LiveTranslate interactions in a multilingual environment
The innovative technologies and solutions used by FEMTEC for institutional communication and training activities can be useful for WeSkill purposes.
Breath, the International Study Day
May 27, 2023 - Terme di Castel San Pietro
On May 27, 2023, the International Study Day dedicated to "Breath" organized by FEMTEC was held at the Terme di Castel San Pietro (Bologna), with a multilateral and integrated approach to Prevention, Treatment and Wellness.
National stakeholders’ consultation
Workshop organized by the Bulgarian Touristic Chamber
National stakeholders’ consultation workshop was organized by the Bulgarian Touristic Chamber. The organization of the workshop was made in advance with an intensive activity to ensure the active participations of the participants and a full understanding by them of the workshop’s topics, contents and final aims.
The workshop took place on December 15, 2022 with the objectives of evaluating the WeSkill proposed modules. It was implemented with the support of the WeSkill project team, represented by Gearge Nikolov, Elitsa Savova, Vladimir Chugunov - BTCH.
WeSkill Stakeholders’ Consultation Workshop
Organized by the Cluster Wellness Serbia (workshops country coordinator) and the Pharmaceutical-Physiotherapeutic School (FFS)
Health is the new wealth. Selfcare is not only a trend, but also an imperative and choice of every individual. Wellness is no longer a luxury and not just a lifestyle, but an important prevention against chronic non-communicable diseases and a way to strengthen immunity. The wellness industry needs to respond to new demand. This requires highly trained staff. The main challenge in the further development of the wellness tourism is availability of qualified staff.
The WeSkill Project was presented
at the 73rd FEMTEC Congress
Gunta Uspele (Latvia) illustrated the Project with the speech "Development of Wellness and Spa Tourism Sectoral Skills"
The 73rd General Assembly and International Scientific Congress of FEMTEC was organized in Castelsanpietro Terme (Bologna, ITALY) on November 3-6, 2022 with the theme "Balneology in changing Societies".
We are pleased to announce that the 73rd Annual FEMTEC Congress will be held in Italy at the Terme di Castel San Pietro (Bologna)
Balneology in Changing Societies
Multilateral approach to health care and well-being
PARTICIPATION EITHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE
One session will be dedicated to the WeSkill Project.
See more in the CONGRESS WEBSITE
The exchange of good practices
On June 25, 2022, a meeting with PGI "Ivan Iliev" Blagoevgrad was held in the "Kliment Timiryazev" Vocational High School, Sandanski.
The guests of Blagoevgrad visited the Rehabilitation Center at the Kliment Timiryazev LNG, where the WeSkill project was discussed within the Erasmus + program, related to the development of skills in the sector of spa tourism and wellness.
Brochure of the Sandanski Rehabilitation Spa Centre
A technical work of the local school students
A group of Digital Marketing students from the "Kliment Timiryazev" Vocational High School located in Sandanski was charged with the task of creating the official brochure of the School Rehabilitation Spa Centre.
Mental Health Wellness & Wellness
XII CEI Regional Forum for Health, Wellness and Spa industry
Mental well-being takes center stage as mental unwellness has been growing public health crises for some time.
Wellness operators adapted their offerings to support guests with specific mental wellbeing needs. Prevention as a lifestyle is wellness in pandemic and post covid times.
The first results of the WeSkill Project
Presentation of Gunta Ušpele at the World Water Day
The first steps of the WeSkill project are focused on defining the most important skills to be developed or improved in the "Tourism Wellness & Spa" sector.
The results are presented by Gunta Ušpele, manager of Latvian Health Tourism Cluster.
Mg wellness therapy in Slovenia
Mg natural mineral water in Rogaška Slatina
Recent research shows that magnesium and vitamin D deficiency is affecting the immune system of COVID-19 patients. While the importance of vitamin D for a healthy immune system has been known for decades, the benefits of magnesium have only recently been elucidated. Indeed, magnesium is important for activating vitamin D and has a protective role against oxidative stress (DiNicolantonio and O’Keefe, 2021).