Petra Hauptfeld is professor at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Department of Business Studies. She graduated in German Studies and Communication Sciences from the University of Salzburg (1989) and Vienna (2003). Petra is an expert in international affairs and project management. She has been working abroad in Hungary, Belgium, the Czech Republic and the Ukraine as a teacher for German as a foreign language and intercultural communication. Since 2013 she has been coordinating several EU projects for the UAS Burgenland within the Leonardo da Vinci program, the Ceepus program and the Erasmus+ program related to academic writing, online language learning and future teaching skills. For more than 25 years Petra has been working for municipalities, companies and training institutes like the Vocational Training Institute Vienna and the Institute for Economic Promotions of the Economic Chamber for Vienna. Her training focuses on communication in business, organizational development and she also counsels on the topics of project management and instructional design.
Areas of expertise: academic writing Instructional design and blended learning, international cooperation and project management, organizational development, andcommunication skills, intercultural communication and language learning

Ivanka Nestoroska works at the St. Kliment Ohridski University-Bitola, Faculty of tourism and hospitality (FTU)-Ohrid, since 1993. She lectures on the group of subjects in the field of tourism and hospitality and currently holds a position of Full Professor. Her engagement in educating students is on all three levels in higher education (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral) and she was mentor to over twenty students. Mrs. Nestoroska is a member of various commissions, councils, scientific and organizational boards. She is an author and co-author of over 50 research papers, 5 books, and participated in different research and applied projects. She is actively involved in the cooperation programs with different Universities, and is initiator for the cooperation of the University St. Kliment Ohridski -Bitola with the World Tourism Forum Luzern (WTFL) for the Young Talent Program. With a more than twenty years of experience in the field of tourism, she has been engaged in preparation of strategic documents, market research, product development and capacity building. She has been engaged as expert in different projects supported by national and international institutions, and has experience in cooperation with tourism stakeholders.
Areas of expertise: International travel and tourism, Sustainable Tourism Development, Destination management, Events management

Cvetko Andreeski is a professor at the University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality - Ohrid. He graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in Skopje (1995). He received his master's degree and doctorate at the same faculty (1998, 2003). Cvetko is an expert in the field of information technologies and actuary science. He has also worked in the neighboring countries: Kosovo and Serbia, and has realized mobility through the Erasmus program in several countries: Italy, Israel, Albania. In the last five years, he has worked on 23 national and international projects, including three from the Interreg program, one Erasmus project and 19 national projects. A good part of the national projects was developed for the needs of Ministries, Municipalities and other public institutions, and some of the projects were subject of evaluation. He is the author of more than 60 scientific papers that can be seen at the link:

Cvetko Andreeski - Google Scholar.
Areas of research: development of computing technologies, time series analysis, artificial intelligence, actuarial science

Kliment Naumov is an assistant professor at the University St. Kliment Ohridski-Bitola, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality-Ohrid. He obtained his bachelor's, master and doctoral degree in Tourism at the before mentioned institution. Kliment is an expert in culinary arts, food and beverage service, tour guiding, and cultural heritage interpretation. He holds the position of head of the Gastronomy and Hotel-Restaurant management departments. He has participated in various projects as a research assistant, researcher, and project coordinator. He has successfully organized and executed 2 projects for tour guiding basics and heritage interpretation as an expert engaged by municipalities. Naumov has completed 2 Erasmus+ mobilities in France in the area of gastronomy in 2020 and 2022. He has taken part in DAAD summer schools related to academic writing. For more than 18 years Kliment has been working for tourism companies and higher education. His training focuses on HORECA, culinary arts, tour guiding, cultural heritage interpretation and rowing. Kliment is fluent in English, Dutch and French.
Areas of expertise: culinary arts, patrimony interpretation, academic writing, project management, organizational development, andcommunication skills, intercultural communication and language learning

Momcilo Conic is a Ph.D. student at University St. Kliment Ohridski Bitola, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality – Ohrid. He is employed as a culinary arts lecturer at Bussiness Higher School of South Serbia since 2017. Momcilo has been constantly improving his educational background and thus graduated from the College of Gastronomy, with postgraduate master's studies in the field of hospitality and gastronomy. He has also obtained a degree in pedagogy for his previous enrolment as a high school teacher. Momcilo is also a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Ohrid. Conic has had a great experience in blended learning since the very beginning of the Covid19 pandemic. His culinary classes at Bussiness Higher School – Leskovac have been transformed into interactive online video lessons with a practical and theoretical approach.

Areas of expertise: Interactive online video lessons, pedagogy, lecturer, culinary arts

Makedonka Dimitrova is doctoral student at the Faculty of Economics, University St. Kliment Ohridski - Bitola. She holds a graduate degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). Since 2009, Dimitrova is a university lecturer in International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. She has over 20 years of professional experience in entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Further, she focuses on climate change, the social aspects of environmental protection, circular economy, and family businesses. Dimitrova has been Energy Globe Ambassador for Macedonia from 2012-2017 and is elected G100 Business Women (Communication and Advocacy Wing) member since 2021. Her research is in the field of entrepreneurship, leadership, and sustainable development. Dimitrova has over 15 years of experience in capacity building for youth, entrepreneurial skills, and circular economy principles for governmental units, business, and the education sectors.