CS Tour: Cultural Awareness and Social Skills Key Competences in Tourism
The new project CS TOUR starts with the kick off meeting in Santander where, apart from DOCUMENTA as host, participated 6 other partners from Greece (DIMITRA), Cyprus (MMEC and Larnaka Tourism Board), UK (RINOVA and Learn Train Recruit) and Sweden (FOLKUNIVERSITET).
CS TOUR is an European project approved under Erasmus +, which main aim is to create and test a customized programme for european citizens working in the tourism and hospitality industry to develop appropriate interpersonal and cultural awareness skills, the ability to recognize cultural differences in personal values and behaviour, and acquire the know-how to manage cultural diversity.
During the kick off meeting of this project, which starts now and will run until april 2018, apart from main aims and tasks, partners went trough the different activities to be implemented along these 32 months and estimated deadlines:
- Training needs: Analysis barriers and needs of the tourism sector key competences KC6 (Social and Civic Competences) and KC8 (Cultural Awareness and Expression)
- CS TOUR training curriculum design for KC6 and KC8 (EQF 4-5)
- Trainers’ methodological guide and toolkit for KC6 and KC8
- Trainees Syllabus on KC6 and KC8
- E-Platform with learning resources
- Pilot project at european level to test developed curricular and training materials
- Accreditation scheme for KC6 and KC8
In parallel, partners will also implement different dissemination activities and management and evaluation system both for the project as a whole and for the activities.
Final users of the training activities are VET institutions and trainers, but they will be also open for the participation of all those people working in tourism and hospitality industry.
Next meeting will be hold in Greece in March 2016 to share the need analysis of each country and to go over the design of the training curriculum.
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