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European Dimension in Qualifications for the Tourist Sector

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QULIFICATIONS FOR TOURISM SECTOR TOOK PLACE IN MOSCOW

On March 9th - 11th EurDiQ project consortium members held the International seminar “Methodology of Occupational Standards (OS) and National Qualification Framework (QF) development for tourist industry” at Financial University under the Government of RF (Moscow). Under the project a wide scale analysis of qualifications and competences of the tourist industry in such countries as UK, Germany, Cyprus, Latvia, Russia and Kyrgyzstan is intended aiming to harmonize “Tourism” Study Programmes at partner universities.

The pilot Master Programme developed in the frame of the project will base on the Occupational Standards (OSs), learning outcomes (LOs)and qualifications of tourist industry. As defined in the project’s objectives it aims at advancing qualification level of partner-universities teaching staff and enhancing employability of Russian and Kyrgyzstan graduates.

The Moscow seminar's agenda included the following events: the project follow-up meeting, the Steering Committee meeting, the panel discussion “Occupational standards of tourist industry: skill of finding a compromise” in which participated the European experts, representatives of the leading Russian and Kyrgyzstan universities as well as tourist organisations’ delegates.

Among the panel discussion speakers were: Elena Chetyrkina - Head of Marketing Department of the R&C Market Research Company (Restec Group of Companies) and various organisations’ representatives, such as: Yulia Voronina - the National Association of Tourist Information Centers , Yurij Shegolkov and Olga Subanova - Financial University under the Government of RF, Aleksey Kalachev and Darja Ostrovskaya - project “National Congress-Office of Russia”, Elena Vasileva -Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics.

The seminar was concluded with the inter-university conference on the issues of education for tourist industry: “Outlining tourism perspectives: qualification requirements and occupational standards” which was held within the 12th International Tourist Fair “Intourmarket 2017” and became a site for the EurDiQ consortium members to present the first project year results. Consortium members from leading universities of EU, Russia and Kyrgyzstan providing education for tourist industry, have discussed proposals for creating Occupational Standards and Unified Master Programs for the direction of study: “Destination management” , “MICE management”. As a result of the conference the proposals for harmonization of the occupational standards and qualification framework for tourist industry in Russia and Kyrgyzstan were defined and further project activities have been approved

 

 
Project Dates

APRIL 09, 2019: EurDiQ project Monitoring at Financial University, Moscow, Russia


February 26-28, 2019: EURDIQ Project Final Conference, Baltic International Academy, Riga, Latvia


February 1 - 2, 2019: EURDIQ Project Quality Assurance Meeting, Baltic International Academy, Riga, Latvia


January 14-16, 2019: EURDIQ Project Meeting, Financial University, Moscow, Russia


November 15 - 21, 2018: IV International Scientific Conference “Children and Youth Tourism: Education Technologies”, St. Petersburg – Riga


May 28-29, 2018: International dissemination conference at DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia


April 11, 2018: Seminar “Modern approaches to organising distance learning” at Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia


April 5-7, 2018: Conference “Cultural Heritage and Tourist Areas: creative approaches in development”, Riga, Latvia


February 15, 2018: Seminar at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek


January 17-20, 2018: VII Europe+Asia Event Forum EFEA 2018 was held in St. Petersburg, Russia


December 21, 2017: Regular coordination meeting was held at SPbSUE


December 8, 2017: Monitoring of the EurDiQ project at the Adam / BAFE University in Bishkek


July 10-15, 2017: Workshop in Issykkul State University and Bishkek Academy of Finance within EurDiQ project


July 4-11, 2017: III International Youth Scientific and Practical Summer school “Management and Marketing in Tourism: MICE Qualification & Experience Design”, Riga, Latvia


May 30, 2017: Project Monitoring at SPbSU, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


May 2– 7, 2017: Seminar ”Methodology of OS and QF development. Part 2” Nicosia, Cyprus


March 9-11, 2017: Seminar “ Methodology of OS and QF development”, Moscow, Russia


November 21 – 23, 2016: Development of tourism occupational standards and qualification frameworks, London, The UK


September 15 – 17, 2016: Session of Strategic planning the professional competences with tourist enterprises, Sochi, Russia


May 23 – 25, 2016: Methodology of OS and QF development, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


March 9 – 14, 2016: Study traveling seminar Schwerin – Berlin, Germany


January 14 -15 2016: Kick-off meeting, International academic forum, Riga, Latvia

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