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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'
Published on: 07/04/2016
Author: European Commission
The aim of the study 'Mapping and performance check of the supply side of tourism education and training' is to determine 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.

In doing so, the education and training framework and qualifications have been assessed 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 through desk research and consultations at European level, as well as in each of the 28 EU countries (countries A-I (Ireland), and countries I (Italy)-U).

The conference 'EU Tourism Skills was held on 21 October 2015 in Brussels, to present the study's main findings.