Call for proposals 2016 - Enhancing quality jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships in the tourism sector across Europe 218-G-GRO-PPA-16-9245 Closed!


The overall objective of this call is to facilitate the uptake of high quality jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships positions in the tourism sector across the EU, with a particular focus on SMEs. Specific objectives of the call are to:

  1. Promote through education providers the image of careers in the Tourism sector.
  2. Enable and encourage jobseekers and tourism businesses, particularly SMEs to use existing tools and funding opportunities in order to find and offer apprenticeships and jobs in other EU countries, (e. g. EURES, Your First Eures Job, Drop' Pin, European Alliances for Apprenticeships, Erasmus+).
  3. Promote such tools and funding opportunities, also through education providers.
  4. Promote the importance of acquiring quality and relevant skills, particularly through transnational experiences, and encourage mobility across the EU, taking advantage of low season periods.
  5. Facilitate exchanges of good practices, the development of networks and discussion platforms between education providers and the private sector to boost employability in the tourism sector
  6. Support transnational cooperation and public-private partnerships to adapt the existing education provision so that it better meets the emerging needs of employers and reflects new trends and developments in the tourism sector (e.g; digitalization, ageing of the population, new types of customers).


Applicants are required to propose a model with the aim to boost employability of young Europeans in the tourism sector. This model will focus on cross-border apprenticeships, traineeships and upgrading of skills. It should have a strong practical approach, such as analysis of experiences, participation of testimonials, guidance. Involvement of different operators in the tourism supply chain will be evaluated more favourably. The model should include at least:

  • Creation of a tool-box i) promoting tourism careers and their attractiveness and ii) presenting the tools and opportunities existing across EU for those who offer/look for a job in another Member State in the tourism sector (including traineeships, training programmes, entrepreneurship and managerial support as well as various mobility and financial support services);
  • Six (6) awareness-raising and communication events to promote tourism careers and existing tools facilitating mobility across Europe. These events will take place in 6 different Member States representing at least 25% of the EU population, possibly throughout well-established job fairs or other European initiatives for the labour market;
  • Specific training initiatives (preferably through the use of ICT tools e.g. e-learning packages; webinars) for entrepreneurs of the tourism sector on how to recruit talents;
  • Specific training initiatives for jobseekers, preferably through the use of ICT tools, on how to highlight and better communicate skills with regard to positions in the tourism sector ( e.g. e-learning packages; webinars, skills assessment, how to write a cv, how to prepare an interview, how to use EU online tools like EURES, DROPP'IN, etc.).
  • Elaboration and implementation of a Communication Plan to give visibility to the above activities

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 June 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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