The Erasmus+ project ON-IT – Online Internship in Tourism in which IGCAT is a consortium partner, will organise a free webinar on The challenge of remote working in tourism: reflections for virtual internships in Higher Education in the framework of the Erasmus Days 2022 celebrations.
The webinar will be held on 13 October 2022 (10:00am-11:30am CET) and will aim to discuss the challenge of remote working in the field of tourism and how to organise virtual internships that can help students acquire the necessary competencies to be successful in the labour market. In this context, a protocol elaborated within the ON-IT project to design and manage online internships in universities will be presented and the different tools elaborated will be shared.
The webinar will be of interest to all actors involved in promoting and organising online internships, especially academic tutors, company tutors, administrative staff and anyone interested in advancing the design and implementation of meaningful online internships in higher education.
The webinar will be held in English.
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.