General presentation of the project
HECTOR Project is an Erasmus+ project created by a diverse team of nine partners from seven different European countries: Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Bulgaria. It aims at increasing employability for young Europeans (aged 18-30) having a background, education and/or training in the tourism sector, by providing them with core skills and a specialization on experience tourism in industrial heritage.
Despite the economic crisis of 2008, Europe remains the n°1 tourism destination in the world, employing around 17 million people and contributing to EU GDP by almost 10%, taking into account its links to other key sectors such as culture, food and transport.
European tourism is confronted with many challenges, as confirmed by the recent Covid-19 events; starting with the need to constantly innovate and improve quality and security. The sector must quickly adapt to the digital revolution, and develop new attractive products in a sustainable and safe manner for local communities and the environment. This is why HECTOR project focuses on a specific typology of tourism: industrial heritage tourism.