Key research, reports and documents about tourism.

Policy

EU tourism skills: 'Mapping and performance check of the supply side of tourism education and training'

EU tourism skills: 'Mapping and performance check of the supply side of tourism education and training'

The study determines whether tourism education and training systems are fit for purpose in providing the necessary labour market skills for employers currently and in light of future anticipated market developments. It assesses the education and training framework and qualifications against key criteria in the context of the current key occupations in the sector. Gaps in skills provision have been identified and good practice has been highlighted.

The study was completed at European level and in each of the 28 EU countries (countries A-I (Ireland), and countries I (Italy)-U).

Europe, the world No 1 Tourist destination

Europe, the world No 1 Tourist destination – a new policy framework for Tourism in Europe

The framework for EU policy to make European tourism competitive, modern, sustainable and responsible.

Four priorities were identified:

  1. To stimulate competitiveness in the European tourism sector
  2. To promote the development of sustainable, responsible and high-quality tourism
  3. To consolidate Europe's image as a collection of sustainable, high-quality destinations
  4. To maximise the potential of EU financial policies for developing tourism

See an overview here.

Report: how to better target EU initiatives and funding opportunities for developing skills in the tourism sector

Report: how to better target EU initiatives and funding opportunities for developing skills in the tourism sector

Results of a December 2016 consultation on how to better target EU initiatives and funding opportunities for developing skills in the tourism sector.

Study to map and check the performance of the supply side of education and training for the tourism sector

Study to map and check the performance of the supply side of education and training for the tourism sector

A February 2016 study examines whether tourism education and training systems are providing the necessary labour market skills for employers currently and for anticipated market developments.

Improving information on accessible tourism for disabled people

Improving information on accessible tourism for disabled people

Study maps the skills needed to improve the accessibility and safety of tourism services for people with disabilities and special needs.

Skills - IdEATE project - Improved Employability and Apprenticeship in the Tourism Sector

Skills - IdEATE project - Improved Employability and Apprenticeship in the Tourism Sector

IdEATE gathers 10 tourism industry federations, chambers and education providers from Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Italy and Spain. It aims to strengthen the image of careers in the tourism sector using the Internet and social networks in a collaborative approach.

New Skills Agenda for Europe

New Skills Agenda for Europe

The new Skills Agenda for Europe, adopted by the Commission on 10 June 2016, launches 10 actions to make the right training, skills and support available to EU citizens. The goals and actions are set out in Communication: A New Skills Agenda for Europe.

Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills

Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills

Initiative to support strategic cooperation in skills development by stimulating investment and a better use of existing funding opportunities. For an overview of support to tourism businesses see here.

Tourism and Cultural Heritage Sector Group within Enterprise Europe Network

Tourism and Cultural Heritage Sector Group within Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Tourism and Cultural Heritage Sector Group is a key initiative of the EC that helps small companies make the most of business opportunities in the EU.