Exploring Online Internship in Europe

The Erasmus+ project ON-IT – Online Internship in Tourism in which IGCAT is a consortium partner, will organise a webinar on Online Internship in Europe: How can virtual internships ensure meaningful work-based learning experiences? in the framework of the Erasmus Days 2021.

The webinar will be celebrated on 15 October 2021 (11:00am-12:30pm CEST). Besides giving an overview of the ON-IT project, it will present the results of a mapping activity of online internship experiences provided by EU universities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through testimonials and open discussion, the event will explore the constraints and opportunities of online internships in Europe.

The webinar is especially targeted to all actors involved in the online internship experience: students, university administrative staff, university tutors, company tutors; but is open to anyone interested in advancing the design and implementation of meaningful online internships in higher education.

To register for the webinar, please visit the ON-IT website: www.on-it.info.

About the ON-IT project

The ON-IT project aims to develop a guidance framework and practical tools to design and implement quality online tourism internships in higher education. By actively engaging all actors involved in the internship experience, the ON-IT project focuses on equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to face the challenges of digital transformation in the labour market.

The ON-IT project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, and implemented by a consortium led by the University of Macerata (Italy) and including: University of La Laguna (Spain); JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland); Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management of the University of Rijeka (Croatia); Montpellier Business School (France); Mediterranean Universities Union – UNIMED (Italy); and IGCAT (Spain).


IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to protect and promote distinct regional food, culture, arts and natural assets as part of sustainable and balanced tourism and development strategies. This is essential to safeguard our planet, health, wellness and local economies.

IGCAT is a non-profit institute established in 2012, working with regional stakeholder consortiums in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. It counts on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts and works in partnership with specialised intergovernmental organisations.

IGCAT founded the European and the World Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the European and World Regions of Gastronomy Platform. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award, the European Food Gift Challenge, the Top Visitor Experience and the Food Film Menu.