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Erasmus+

Erasmus+

Why is it relevant to tourism?

Tourism organisations wanting to participate in Erasmus+ may engage in a number of development and networking activities in the fields of academic and vocational training, schools, adult learning, youth and European sport events. Projects can cover mobility, developing competence and employability of young people in tourism, digital skills in cultural heritage, learning hospitality, and tourism research innovation.

Overview of tourism-related components

The programme has no direct tourism component.  Indirectly, tourism enterprises and their (future) staff can benefit from skills development and training for young people.

Details of the programme

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It provides opportunities for Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Erasmus+ supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and in the European Skills Agenda. It helps make the European Pillar of Social Rights a reality, implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027, and develops the European dimension in sport.

Erasmus+ places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, as well as on promoting youth participation in democratic life. Erasmus+ is a programme for all: more inclusive for people with fewer opportunities and more accessible for small organisations. It provides cooperation, capacity building, exchanges, networking and policy support for organisations, and reforms in education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.

Specific issues tackled by the programme include

Additional information and how to apply

Examples of supported projects

Project Title: European Master in Tourism Management 

Description: The European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) gives students advanced knowledge in contemporary tourism management to become international professional consultants, innovative entrepreneurs, government and public administration officials, tourism business managers, qualified employees and academic researchers in the field of tourism. EMTM is a fully integrated, two-year joint European programme promoted and tailor-made by three university partners 

  • the University of Girona (Spain), known for its research and pursuit of teaching excellence in tourism product innovation and destination management
  • the University of Southern Denmark, internationally recognised for its research and education in the field of sustainable tourism development
  • the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), renowned for its excellence in tourism policy design and tourism environmental management and economics.

EU contribution: €3,450,400

Level of EU funding: n/a

Link to project: emtmmaster.net

Project Title: The Next Tourism Generation (NTG) Alliance

Description: The Next Tourism Generation Alliance (NTG) is the first European partnership and alliance for improving a collaborative and productive relationship between education and industry. The aim is to elaborate a blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills.

The NTG Alliance provides employees, employers, entrepreneurs, teachers, trainers and students with a set of core NTG modules in digital, green and social skills.  The NTG approach, modules and learning methods will be integrated into the current European VET system and industry, providing a benchmark, tools and good practice for green and social skills to support sustainable development and digital and technological innovation within 5 sub-sector operations.

EU contribution: €4 million

Level of EU funding: n/a

Link to project: The Next Tourism Generation (NTG) Skills Alliance

Database of examples

Erasmus+ Project Results Platform (europa.eu)

Erasmus+ Relevant projects (europa.eu)