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Ms. Silvia Barbone


Managing Director

at Fest Foundation (Civil society)


Partner of programme: Sustainable Tourism

About my work

Director of Jlag and Fest, Head of EU Projects and Partnerships at Federturismo Confindustria, experienced grant evaluator for the European Commission. Based in Brussels, Belgium. An international expert in sustainable tourism, project management, and destination management. I am the developer of the PM4SD certification (, and since Jan 2018 I am coordinating The Next Tourism Generation (NTG) Alliance to build and implement the first European Blueprint Strategy for Sector Skills Alliance. I am specialized in management consulting for tourism, both for private and public-sector agencies. I have designed and implemented many projects, from small to large scale, and set up international partnerships, planned and delivered training activities and events, with the aim to bring sustainability from theory to practice.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Agricultural and Fishery, Culture and recreation, Education, Food & Beverage, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Public Procurement, Tourism


Africa, Asia / Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America / Caribbean, Middle East, North America