(kick-off and first good practice meeting, January 2020 in Brussels)
On 21-23 of January in the city of Brussels, Belgium was held the kick-off meeting for the project HOSTVET: Improvement of local hosting organisations in touristic sector. The objective of this KA2 Strategic Partnership project is to create a shared model made up of certain rules and procedures to be applied to international internship and apprenticeship projects dedicated to the heads of the structures involved. Partners from across Europe, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Greece were gathered to share experience and exchange good practices.
During the first day of the meeting, TIA Formazione, the project coordinator, provided the guidelines of the project and tasks were assigned to each partner. The following day Belerasm, the partner from Belgium, made a presentation about their organization and shared some good practices in the framework of KA1 projects. Moreover, all partners had the opportunity to meet Manuel Ribeiro Bacelar from CCGPE (Centre de Coopération et Gestion des Programmes Européens) who provided his experience and knowledge and Rita Vandenbroele , HR representative of one of the hotels from the Marriott Group who shared important information concerning VET trainees.
At the last day of our meeting, each partner presented themselves in order for everyone to get to know and be familiarized with each organization’s activities and contribution to this project. At IED, which is the partner from Greece and is a research organization established in 2005 focused on the promotion of entrepreneurship, we are looking forward to beginning the implementation of this project since we believe in this vision and the added value brought to the sector of tourism by this project, which will be supported by the fruitful cooperation between the partners . We will all have the chance to meet each other in Portugal where we will be hosted by the Portugese partner, Proandi, from 18 to 20 May 2020.