Conference – New skills agenda: career development in tourism

Date 2018-Apr-12
Time 12:00
Location European Parliament, Brussels

For the end of the project « IdEATE – – Improved Employability and Apprenticeship in the Tourism Sector », a final conference will take place at the European Parliament, with the cooperation of MEP Istvan Ujhelyi, Vice-Chair of the EU Tourism Task Force. The conference addresses the main issues of the employability of jobseekers in the tourism sector and explains the current initiatives and policies for the skills development in tourism. The debate will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices, in view of important EU-level initiatives such as the New Skills Agenda for Europe, the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in tourism, the European Tourism Manifesto.


Istvan UJHELYI, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of Committee on Transport and Tourism

Isabella DE MONTE, Member of the European Parliament, Member of Committee on Transport and Tourism

Anna ATHANASOPOULOU, European Commission, DG GROW, Head of Unit – Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries

Silvia BARBONE, Project Coordinator, Federturismo

Christian HAUSCHILDT, Director of Operations, Valeu Consulting and White Research Sprl


Paolo SARACA VOLPINI, Journalist and Press Advisor, Press Room of the European Parliament


The event will take place on Thursday 12th April from 12:00 to 13:30 at the European Parliament, Room AS3G-2.

Programme of the conference: Draft Agenda – New Skills Agenda: Career development in tourism

Registration link: (compulsory to access the European Parliament)

Download here the materials of the event:

Silvia Barbone – « Next Tourism Generation Alliance »

Christian Hauschildt – « Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in Tourism: Enhancing the Image of Careers in the Tourism Sector »

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