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Research area : Strategic planning in tourism

Project manager : Ph.D. Renata Tomljenović

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Implementation period : 2014.

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Other leaders: Zrinka Marušić

This project has been funded with support from the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation, within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the Education and Culture Directorate General.


Since European tourism is largely a small and medium-sized tourism industry, often employers lack proper training programs necessary for the advancement of the skills and competences of their employees. Thus, the aim of the project was to provide vocational education training  possibilities and better employment opportunities in tourism for unemployed and underperforming employees with limited qualifications, by improving their skills and competences in three occupational areas: Reception and Front office Services, House Keeping Services, and Restaurant and Bar Services.


The project was implemented by eight partners from Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, and Austria who joined their expertise to design and develop a training material fulfilling the educational needs for basic skills of unemployed people wishing to work in tourism and hospitality and employees with low level of education.