European Dimension in Qualifications for the Tourist Sector



International dissemination conference at DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

On May 28-29, 2018 Don State Technical University welcomed lead experts from Germany, Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Latvia, UK, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. International experts met to discuss two projects supported by the European Commission Erasmus+ programme: “European Dimension in Qualifications for the Tourist Sector (EurDiQ)” and “Establishment of Centres for Competence and Employability Development (Complete)”. The participants represented European and Asian universities, as well as business and governmental bodies of the Rostov region. “We need to jointly establish the educational and cultural agenda of our countries” – noted DSTU Rector Besik Meskhi. “I hope that joint international projects will bring about positive changes in both the university and the region, turning into a cornerstone for productive university-enterprise collaboration.” Conference programme extended to presentations of models and best practices in implementing network educational programmes, as well as roundtable discussions dealing with the issues of university-enterprise cooperation and establishment of regional centres for competence development. One of the training workshops was held by the Head of Educational Consultancy SJEC Ltd. Dr.Simon Jones (UK), who spotlighted competence development centres operating in the UK. “Today, international agenda is focused upon better efficiency of practice-oriented learning, and no such thing will be conceivable should education, business and authorities fail to cooperate. The government of the Rostov region seeks to create conditions for the development of higher education, which makes an important contribution to the region’s economy sustainable development”, – said Evgeni Mamichev, Vice Minister for Economic Development of the Rostov region. In the course of two days, international experts discussed best practices in training highly qualified human resources for the regions, the new forms of university-enterprise cooperation, innovative models of network collaboration. In the course of the conference, training workshops were held by Yianna Orphanidou and Dr Melpo Iacovidou, lecturers of University of Nicosia (Cyprus), as well as Dr Simon Jones, external expert, Head of Educational Consultancy SJEC Ltd. (UK). The second day of the conference was marked by a planned meeting on EurDiQ project. Implementation. This day agenda included: - Quality report and project update – made by project coordinators: Marina Gunare and Elena Vasileva (via Skype), - Development of recommendations for project improvement – by all partners, - Discussions on preparation of the Guidelines on Master program implementation – by all partners, - Partners’ project activities reports presentations – by all partners Following the training workshops, all participants were awarded with certificates.


Project Dates

: June 5, 2019: Institutional monitoring of EurDiq project at DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

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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