PRESS RELEASE: DGI Tourism Project Successfully Concludes

After two years of dedicated efforts and significant achievements, the DGI Tourism Training Project has reached its successful conclusion. This project, co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, aimed to revolutionize vocational education and training (VET) in the tourism sector by addressing the challenges posed by the digital age and climate change.

Project Overview: The DGI Tourism project was launched to equip VET institutions and professionals in the tourism industry with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of sustainable tourism. Through innovative training methodologies and adaptable learning materials, the project sought to foster sustainable thinking and enhance employability in the post-Covid era.

Key Achievements: Over the course of the project, several key milestones were achieved:

  • Lean Methodological Framework: Developed interactive and participatory teaching approaches to promote sustainable thinking in tourism education.
  • Adaptable Training Plans: Created the DGI Tourism VET Professional, designed to meet the dynamic needs of the tourism sector while integrating sustainability principles.
  • Innovative Training Courses: Launched specialized courses leveraging an ontology schema to personalize learning paths and enhance engagement.
  • Multiplier Events: Hosted successful events to disseminate project findings, including the final event in Bergamo, which highlighted the importance of sustainable tourism practices and upskilling in digital and green skills.

Legacy and Impact: The DGI Tourism Training Project leaves behind a legacy of enhanced educational frameworks and resources that will continue to benefit VET institutions, educators, and students in the years to come. By promoting sustainable practices and equipping professionals with the skills needed for a resilient tourism industry, the project has laid the groundwork for a sustainable future.

Next Steps: While the project concludes, its impact will endure through the availability of free training materials and courses on the Moodle platform and our website for the next three years. These resources will continue to empower individuals interested in advancing their careers in sustainable tourism.

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