Promoting Civil Society-Led Initiatives for Inclusive and Quality Education

The Forum for International Tourism and the Environment (FITE), initiated by the French Embassy in collaboration with the Indonesian Institute for Tourism (Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata), is a platform for student dialogue, research and innovation on sustainable tourism. It aims to enable French and Indonesian tourism and environmental experts to share knowledge and best practices. As part of the initiative, an annual online competition invites tourism students to shoot a short film, with three winners sponsored to take part in a summer school in France focused on sustainable tourism development for cultural heritage sites, agritourism and gastronomy.

FITE has shaped me into who I am today – a determined, passionate and impact-oriented tourism student who speaks up even with a small voice and who takes action no matter how simple. It has led me to commit to championing sustainable tourism not only in Indonesia, but also worldwide.

Stevanus Christa Nugraha
2019 FITE champion