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SPORT AND TOURISM LEARNING METHODOLOGY - TRAINERS TOOLKIT

We are finally ready to share the result of the EN ROUTE training experience, aimed at creating an innovative and interdisciplinary professional profile, the "Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager".

The Trainers’ Toolkit is meant to be a practical tool addressed to:

  • Trainers active in territorial and tourist promotion;

  • Trainers working in multidisciplinary teams, also in different fields of studies (Higher education; VET; life skills trainers; sport coaches; ...);

  • Mentors and career counsellors to the extent that the training path develops entrepreneurial skills of the participants.

The Toolkit has also the potential to be applied in similar training experience and in other working contexts, such as in case of multicultural and multidisciplinary working teams. All trainers can test their expertise in the development of cross-sector skills and share the definition of new learning methodologies in a complex community in which different skills need to shape a final interdisciplinary qualification.

For this reason, the Toolkit encompasses an inventory of training materials, including the definition of the learning methodology as well as all the assessment tools produced during the learning experience.

The training path illustrated in the Toolkit is indeed an immediate useable format, available for:

  • trainers of several fields of study, who can find useful inputs for their own training activities;

  • scholars, researchers, career counselling experts;

It can be replicated in the form of post-university advanced training aimed at graduates in motor science (or equivalent degrees) or professionals from the world of sport who want to translate their professionalism into the tourism sector.

Our final question is whether the national legislators in the field of tourism would accept and recognise the innovative professionalism of the "Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager".

Download the Trainers Toolkit

DIGITAL BADGE FOR OUR SPORT AND TOURISM OUTDOOR MANAGERS

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At the end of the EN ROUTE training course for “Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager”, all the students who successfully completed their path have finally obtained a digital certificate of the key competences acquired. 

What does being Sport and Tourism Outdoor Managers mean?

The Sport and Tourism Outdoor Managers are experts in the design of sport and tourist services for the promotion of the territory. They have several tourist targets, and they are prepared to propose different and tailored experiences with particular focus on eco, sustainable and accessible tourism. They are able to formulate ideas and define strategies to support the achievement of project objectives; they can take effective initiatives to promote and involve stakeholders to achieve territorial development goals.

What are their skills?
They have strongly developed soft skills: teamworking; leadership; problem solving; critical thinking; creativity; innovation; sense of initiatives; empathy; intercultural awareness; negotiation; and effective communication.
And specific technical competences in: tourism legislation; project management techniques applied to the sport and tourism field; marketing and promotion for territorial development; development of a sport and tourism business strategy with particular focus on their entrepreneurial attitude.

The digital badge certifies the competences they have acquired among a wide European community, thus supporting the recognition of the learning experience and giving students new opportunities for transnational employability and mobility.
 

OUR OFFICIAL GUIDELINES HAVE FINALLY BEEN PUBLISHED!

We are proud to announce that, now that the research phase of the EN ROUTE Project has come to its end, the official guidelines of the project have finally been published. All project members (CUS Padova, Italy; Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Holland; S.C. Predict Consulting srl, Romania; Yes Foundation, Republic of Macedonia; Polibienestar - University of Valencia, Spain) have come together to draw up some conclusions concerning the outcomes of the research phase of the project, and we can now provide some more insight into the common method that we have developed in order to build the new and recognised profile of the "Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager".

We have tried to answer some questions which would allow us to explain to any third parties, step by step, what processes were put into place in order to get to the definition of a shared model for both the figure of the “Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager” and its training. These questions are:

1.    What to do in order to design an effective cross-sector curriculum that can work in all EU territories?

2.    How was the training for the "Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager" role designed?

3.    What can the impact of a cross-sectorial profile be on the labour market? 

All of these questions have been answered in our guidelines, which also include a comparative analysis of the five countries where the project is being carried out in terms of educational frameworks, sport qualifications and occupational standards. Moreover, we provide a full description of our objectives and methodology and we draw some conclusions as to why we believe that we have designed a promising approach for the development of a new professional role. 

We hope that these guidelines can be a good starting point for anyone who wishes to replicate our model! 
 

Download Mapping and Guidelines

“SPORT AND TOURISM OUTDOOR MANAGER” TRAINING COURSE IN ITALY

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CUS Padova is glad to inform that the training course for Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager has now started in Italy. The training path has begun with activities dedicated to the development of Life Skills through the experiential learning methodology. It has been four days of role-playing, games, presentations, simulations and group works to foster teamwork, leadership, problem solving, creativity and effective communication. The course will continue with technical modules on project management, tourism legislation, marketing and promotion, sport and tourism business strategy. The Italian group is made of 8 motivated and enthusiastic students, who are willing to improve their skills and to hit the road with a new career.

Work has just started…good luck to our future Sport and Tourism Outdoor Managers!

ERASMUS+ VET TRAINING COURSE “SPORT AND TOURISM OUTDOOR MANAGER”

The partners of the EN ROUTE project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme - Action KA2 Strategic Partnerships - VET - Innovation, offer the training course for "Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager" addressed to graduates in sports disciplines oriented to undertake a multidisciplinary professional career in the field of sports tourism.
The course aims to train innovative managerial profiles in order to teach them how to design and propose new sports tourism brands to territorial actors active in different areas (wellness tourism, accessible tourism, ecotourism, cultural heritage, etc.); and also, to develop tourism potential considering both economic development and possible urban and territorial renewal.
The course will foresee 14 days in attendance and 40 days of online training devoted to the production of a project work, and to international networking with the other working groups of project partners (Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Romania, Republic of Macedonia). At the end of the training, a five-month work-based learning period will follow, thanks to the cooperation of local partners interested to launch on the territory the business models on sports tourism developed by the participants.


A minimum number of 6 participants is expected to start the course.


REQUIREMENTS
Sports Degree
Knowledge of English (minimum level B2) and preferably of another European language
Short-term work experience in the tourism sector also constitutes a preferential title (tourist incoming,
hospitality, tourist animation ...)


Candidates are recommended to send the following documents for application by 31 August 2020:
- CV indicating skills and competences according to the EUROPASS model
- All certificates that you wish to attach to your CV
- Motivational letter for the participation in the course


The selection interviews will be done by September and the training course will start in October 2020.
 

CONTACTS
Course in Italy:
europa@cuspadova.it
Course in Spain: ferran.calabuig@uv.es
Course in The Netherlands: g.van.dalfsen@pl.hanze.nl; b.hattink@pl.hanze.nl
Course in Romania: contact@predictconsulting.ro
Course in Republic of Macedonia: sofija.cali@yes.org.mk

EN Route team

KICK-OFF MEETING 31.01.2020

The activities of the EN ROUTE project "Enhancing Sport Profiles Skills Validation for new Tourist Routes" officially started on 31 January 2020 with the Kick-off meeting organised in the premises of the University Sports Centre of Padova (CUS Padova). EN ROUTE is a European project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union in the frame of Vocational Education and Training. The main objective of the project is spreading the knowledge and the 

sharing of skills in the Sport and Tourism sectors, promoting the transparency of qualifications as a condition for their certification at European level.
After a first phase of research about the professional profiles existing in Europe in the sports tourism sector, the project aims to create and test in the various partner countries an advanced training course for "Sport and Tourism Outdoor Manager". The training coursed is designed for graduates and recent graduates in sports disciplines oriented to pursue a multidisciplinary professional career in sports tourism.
The course aims to train innovative managerial profiles in order to teach them how to design and propose new sports tourism brands to territorial actors active in different areas (wellness tourism, accessible tourism, ecotourism, cultural heritage, etc.); and also, to develop tourism potential considering both economic development and possible urban and territorial renewal.
The course will start in June 2020, once the minimum number of 6 participants for each partner has been reached. The training will consist of in-person and online training days. At the end of the training course a five-month internship period will follow, thanks to the cooperation with local partners interested to launch on the territory the business models on sports tourism developed by the participants.
Representatives of the five partner organizations attended the meeting: CUS Padova, Italy (project leader); Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Holland; S.C. Predict Consulting srl, Romania; Yes Foundation, Republic of Macedonia; Polibienestar - University of Valencia, Spain.