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Tourism and hospitality vocational education organisations

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Preparing future tourism professionals for an ever-evolving sector

Lead the charge in preparing professionals for the dynamic tourism sector. By offering tailored and quality education and training programmes, your institute can equip learners with the skills needed for a more sustainable, digital and resilient sector.

Engage with EU-wide initiatives for creativity and innovation to keep your institute at the forefront of industry needs.


Erasmus+ provides the chance for vocational education and training (VET) providers and related organisations to arrange learning experiences abroad for VET learners and staff.

Staff can engage in job shadowing, courses, or teaching assignments abroad, while learners can undertake learning periods and participate in skills competitions.

Find open calls for VET proposals

Pact for Skills

The Pact for Skills calls on VET institutes, businesses, social partners and other stakeholders to work together and make a clear commitment to invest in training for all people of working age in the EU. See how your institution can join the Pact and its large-scale partnership in tourism.

The Pact for Skills project; Next Tourism Generation Skills Alliance contains a wide range of useful resources for education and training providers. The project is now finished and its results are being implemented by the PANTOUR project.

Another project, TOUR-X, is focused on enhancing vocational training for the tourism industry.

European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA)

EAfA unites key stakeholders with the aim of strengthening the quality, supply and overall image of apprenticeships across Europe, while also promoting the mobility of apprentices.

VET institutes across Europe can join the Alliance to improve their apprenticeship offers.

Guide on EU funding for tourism

This online guide highlights the wide range of EU funding programmes to support tourism VET institutes in the shift to a more digital, sustainable and inclusive union.

Tourism transition pathway

The transition pathway is a plan jointly created by the Commission and tourism actors to achieve the green and digital transitions along with the long-term resilience of the sector.

Vocational education institutions across Europe are urged to be at the forefront of change in the sector and submit their concrete pledges for action.