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CS.TOUR. Cultural Awareness and Social Skills Key Competences in Tourism

CS.TourProgramme: Erasmus+ K2. Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action: Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Agreement nº 2015-1-EL01-KA202-014119

Duration: 32 months



Project Promoter

DIMITRA (Greece)


ACTA SA (Greece), DOCUMENTA (Spain), CESTE (Spain), RINOVA (UK)

Learn Train Recruit Ltd (UK), FOLKUNIVERSITETET (Sweden), MMC (Cyprus), Larnaka Tourism Board (Cyprus)



The European Parliament and the Council of 18.12.2006 recommended a European Framework for Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. This European Reference Framework (ERF) identifies and defines for the first time the 8 Key Competences (KC) that citizens require for their personal fulfilment, social cohesion, active citizenship and employability in a constantly changing world of work and need to be instilled at all stages of education and training.

CS.Tour project, contributing to the development of a European Area of Skills and Qualifications, is using innovative methods to give real opportunities for those already working or considering a career in the Tourism Industry, to Learn, Certify and Maintain the following two (2) European Reference Framework Key Competences (KC):

KC No 6: “Social & Civic Competence”: the core skills of SOCIAL COMPETENCE include the ability to communicate constructively in different environments, to show tolerance, express and understand different viewpoints, to negotiate with the ability to create confidence, and to feel empathy.

KC No 8: “Cultural Awareness & Expression”: it is the foundation of communication and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions. Personal, interpersonal and intercultural competence cover all forms of behaviour that equip individuals to participate in an effective and constructive way in social and working life.

This project investigates the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed and the strategies for improving Social Competence and Cultural awareness acquisition by bringing together Vocational Education and Training and Business in the tourism sector.

Based on the result of National & Transnational Report the consortium will develop the following Intellectual Outputs:

1. Modular Training curriculum.

2. Trainees Syllabus.

3. E- platform with learning material and training resources.

4. Online pre-assessment tool that will define the individual training need and path.

5. Complete Methodological Guide for the Trainers to empower achievement in basic skills through more effective teaching methods.

6. Trainers Toolkit for teaching these Key Competences basic and transversal skills using innovative training Techniques.

7. Complete Accreditation Scheme for Certifying KCs 6 and 8 according to European Qualifications Framework.



The direct beneficiaries of the CS.Tour are graduates in tourism, future entrepreneurs in tourism and hospitality industry, Tourism entrepreneurs-owners of small and micro companies and trainers.

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