A Vocational and Educational Curriculum Design from a Sector Skills Alliance on Tourism

3 Participating countries:
Start: 01-11-2015 - End: 31-10-2018
Project Reference: 562653-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA
EC Grant: 825438 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Sector Skills Alliances in vocational education and training

Summary

Tourist destinations are led to adopt behaviours capable of responding to a tourism demand increasingly oriented toward finding authentic engaging and unique experiences. This project is placed within this framework. It aims at defining a professional profile of "Destination Managers" that is capable of proposing strategies aiming at managing, enhancing and promoting destinations in an integrated perspective. The profile must possess multidisciplinary skills belonging to the economic, marketing, entrepreneurship and technology spheres. The main outcomes of the project will be the "Destination Manager Profile" (5th EQF Level), the definition of the related "Destination Manager Curriculum" and an OER (Open Educational Resource) implementing a complete DM training curriculum evaluated and recognized through the ECVET system. The OER implemented will follow international standards to facilitate the distribution and reutilization of all learning materials produced.During the present interim reporting period, the consortium was able to achieve not only the definition of the DM profile, compliant to a 5th EQF level, but also the development of a training platform (according to the abovementioned requirements) set-up as an OER, in order to test through a pilot-testing phase, the most innovative modules of the curriculum. Up to now, the pilot testing phase has started with an on-site event held last March, 27-31, in Valladolid, involving 24 students from Croatia, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The event was the occasion to create a group of students interested, not only in acquiring innovative contents about Tourism destination management, but also able to interact with the modules’ teachers in order to comment the activities proposed. This interactive process is aimed at receiving feedbacks in order to improve the quality of the training contents that will offer during the official DM course after the project end.Furthermore, the consortium implemented all the forecasted measures to evaluate (internally and externally) the project, as well as developing quality measure techniques and dissemination of the main findings achieved.Last but not the least, the last day of the meeting held in Valladolid was the occasion to organize the first political event with the Spanish stakeholders active in the training and tourism fields, in order to sign a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the impact of the VECTOR’s outputs after the project lifespan.

Results

Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE PER LA RICERCA E L'INNOVAZIONE

PIAZZA SAN MARCO 4, 50121
FIRENZE
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
IT

Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre
Marco SCERBO
marco.scerbo@unifi.it
0554574648

Partners

REGIONE TOSCANA
FIRENZE
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Regional Public body
CÁMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DE VALLADOLID
VALLADOLID
Castilla y León
Organisation type: Social partner or other representative of working life (chambers of commerce, trade union, trade association)
INSTITUTO DO EMPREGO E FORMACAO PROFISSIONAL
LISBOA
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: National Public body
AGENCIA DE INNOVACION Y FINANCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE CASTILLA Y LEON
ARROYO DE LA ENCOMIENDA
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Regional Public body
ENCLAVE FORMACION SL
BOECILLO VALLADOLID
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Small and medium sized enterprise
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
FARO
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
AEPTL - ASSOCIAÇAO PARA O ENSINO PROFISSIONAL EM TRANSPORTES E LOGISTICA
LOURES
Lisboa
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – Vocational Training (secondary level)
SINDICATO DE MARINHA MERCANTE AGENCIAS DE VIAGENS TRANSITARIOS E PESCA
LISBOA
Lisboa
Organisation type: Social partner or other representative of working life (chambers of commerce, trade union, trade association)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
FLORENCE
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
SERVICIO PUBLICO DE EMPLEO DE CASTILLA Y LEON (ECYL)
ARROYO DE LA ENCOMIENDA
Castilla y León
Organisation type: Regional Public body
TUV THURINGEN ITALIA SRL
COLLECCHIO PR
Emilia-Romagna

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