Tour2Include – Migrants’ Integration into Tourism-Related Professions

Objectives

  • Identifying the professions/positions within the tourism sector for whom people with migration background are well-suited
  • Supporting low-skilled people with migration background in acquiring the necessary hard and soft/intercultural skills and competencies to access the tourism sector
  • Assessing migrants’ prior educational path and determining a renewed skillset that corresponds to the existing demands of the tourism sector
  • Developing training programmes and materials adapted to the needs of people with migration background and their tutors
  • Offering improved career perspectives to people with migration background who work/ wish to work in the tourism sector
  • Increasing migrants’ employability in the tourism sector and streamlining it through formal employment channels thus combatting illicit employment
  • Enhancing migrants’ integration into EU societies through labour market inclusion

Activities

  • Mapping of current job positions migrant workers mostly hold within the tourism sector
  • Detailed analysis of the offered training programmes and materials regarding their adequateness to migrants’ educational needs
  • Analysis of the gap between offered training programmes and demands of the tourism sector
  • Implementing personalized sessions aimed at assessing migrants’ prior learning path and skills regarding the analysed tourism professions
  • Developing a self-assessment tool for people with migration background to evaluate their skills
  • Design of a consolidated training scheme facilitating migrants’ integration into tourism-related professions and set-up of an online platform

Results

  • Self-assessment tool evaluating migrants’ current skills, competencies and formal and non-formal qualifications in tourism-related professions
  • Typology of qualifications and soft skills which migrants lack but are of key importance to the tourism sector
  • Training materials to foster migrants’ skills in the identified tourism-related professions/positions
  • Online platform incorporating digital learning materials, lectures, “e-classrooms”, interim and final tests
  • A training course for tutors/trainers specialized in the tourism sector and experienced in working with migrants
  • A training course for low-skilled migrants currently or potentially working in the tourism sector
  • A career pathway for people with migration background that wish to work in the identified tourism professions/positions

Impact

  • Better career opportunities in the tourism sector, precarious situations and marginalization decreased
  • Local communities and micro-economies will benefit from intercultural exchanges and migrants’ workforce
  • Migrants’ access to work opportunities and social security will contribute to increasing social security funds
  • Migrants’ labour market integration thus collaborating with locals will contribute to overcoming stereotypes and fighting racism
  • European common understanding on the necessity of customized training materials and programmes for people with migration background

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Date of the project

01/11/2019 – 31/10/2021

DG of reference

DG EAC, Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Strategic Partnerships for adult education

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