TOUR-X is a Center of Vocational Excellence (COVE) ERASMUS+ Project for the Tourism Industry. It aims to enhance the ability of the education providers to adapt the provision of skills to everchanging economic and social needs by setting up Knowledge Triangles of VET providers, representatives of the business sector, and public authorities to collaborate better and contribute to regional development in the Tourism sector.
This will be achieved by applying a bottom-up approach involving twenty-three experienced partners representing the most prominent VET providers, the Tourism sector and Regional Authorities of the seven project countries Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal and China. Greece is regarded as one of the leading European countries in tourism and will be one of the four project countries (along with Italy, Spain and Germany) where knowledge triangles will be formed, targeted to accelerate tourism development at a regional level.
The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) is a project partner in Greece and will be actively involved in all TOUR-X deliverables. Based on its long-term experience and valuable knowhow, DAISSy-HOU will contribute to the creation of TourX – Transnational Ecosystem for VET Excellence in the Tourism Sector, the design of a TourX “Hospitality Labs” ToolBox for Excellence and will promote the TOUR-X activities and deliverables through its network of stakeholders and media.
A concrete example of an exciting dissemination action of DAISSy-HOU is linking the TOUR-X project within the “ERASMUS DAYS 2022” institution! In particular, the TOUR-X presentation was included in the webinar entitled “Digital competences in a cutting edge role for the Culture and Tourism professionals” organized by DAISSy-HOU online and in Greek (Thursday, 13th October 2022, 19.00-20.30 Greek time). The event focused on what digital transformation implies in tourism and culture and the development impact of the respective professionals.
- Foteini Gatomati, Researcher of DAISSy-HOU and Project Manager of TOUR-X, delivered a speech about the milestones of the project and interacted with the participants through a vivid sharing of views and attracting the interest of academics, researchers as well as professionals from various sectors of activity such as education, local government, culture, tourism, etc. The event was included in the “DAISSy Days 2022” initiative organized by the DAISSy-HOU to celebrate the “ERASMUS DAYS 2022”. This is an innovative initiative of the DAISSy-HOU, sharing a valuable experience in the implementation of European projects, including numerous currently ongoing projects funded by the ERASMUS+ EU program.
- The TOUR-X is a four-year project co-funded by the ERASMUS-EDU-2021-PEX-COVE program of the European Union. It is coordinated by the “AKMI ANONIMI EKPAIDEFTIKI ETAIRIA-AKMI SA” (Greece) with twenty-two (22) partners in six (6) EU member states (Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal) and China.
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