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 framework for EU policy to make European tourism competitive, modern, sustainable and responsible.
Four priorities were identified:
- To stimulate competitiveness in the European tourism sector
- To promote the development of sustainable, responsible and high-quality tourism
- To consolidate Europe's image as a collection of sustainable, high-quality destinations
- 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
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
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.
Study maps the skills needed to improve the accessibility and safety of tourism services for people with disabilities and special needs.
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.
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.