DAISSy-HOU participated in the 3rd Transnational Partners’ Meeting of the TOUR-X project

tourx-3rdThe DAISSy Research Group  of the Hellenic Open University (HOU)  participated in the 3rd Transnational Partners’ Meeting (TPM) of the “TOUR-X” European project, that was organized on 21st and 22nd May 2024, by the “European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB)”,  project partner, in Brussels, Belgium. DAISSy-HOU was represented at the TPM by Achilles Kameas, Professor at HOU and Director of DAISSy as well as Panagiota Polymeropoulou, Senior Researcher of DAISSy-HOU.

The TPM provided a favorable basis for the discussion on the ongoing tasks as well as the activities foreseen in all work packages (WPs), putting emphasis on crucial parameters of success. More precisely, DAISSy-HOU being one of the five Greek project partners, is the task leader of the development of the “Quality Box” for increase of the quality in VET, through feedback loops and graduate tracking systems, as well as the creation and maintenance of a “Watch Tower” for regional skills needs in the Tourism sector. The Research Group is also actively involved in all TOUR-X deliverables, being in charge of the TOUR-X activities in Greece as member of the Greek Knowledge Triangle, leading the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) educational electronic platform and the development and maintenance of the Graduate Students’ Tracking System (GSTS) tool.

With regard to the TPM, Panagiota Polymeropoulou, Senior Researcher of DAISSy, delivered a presentation about the “Quality Box for the increase of the quality in VET through feedback loops and develop graduate tracking systems” and the Graduate Students’ Tracking System (GSTS) online platform setting the milestones and specific actions for partners involved, in achieving the key indicators of the task. The main objective of the TOUR-X tracking system is to collect feedback from Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education Institution (HEI) students, graduates as well as final-year undergraduates. The system aims to provide insights into the effectiveness of educational programs, improve communication between education providers and employers, and support the continuous improvement of training programs and services, in the tourism sector.

TOUR-X is a four-year project (June 2022-May 2026), co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, that envisions to create excellence in Tourism through a bottom-up approach where the Education providers of the partnership will enhance their ability to adapt skills provision to everchanging economic and social needs. It is a Center of Vocational Excellence (COVE) Project for the Tourism Industry, which brings together twenty three (23) experienced partners, representing the most prominent VET providers, the Tourism sector as well as Regional Authorities from seven (7) countries (Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany and China).

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