24 SEPTEMBER 2021
The online final conference of the NESET project was held on September 24, 2021. The event was organized by the partner in Italy Tiber Umbria Comett Education Program (TUCEP) and the leading partner BCCI Varna and was attended by more than 40 people and representatives of partner organizations from 8 European countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, Romania , Croatia and Iceland .. The conference was broadcast live on social media and lasted from 11:00 to 13:00.
The event was opened by Gianluca Rossi, President of the Tiber Umbria Comett Education Program and Ivan Tabakov, Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Reno Vitelli, - EU project management and project coordinatior at FEDERTURISMO CONFINDUSTRIA (Italian Federation for Travel and Tourism) made an interesting presentation on the growth of the tourism industry based on human capital, focusing on the new skills required in tourism business.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Todorov, project manager, presented the project objectives, activities implemented and results achieved. Representatives of all partner organizations presented the activities and results in their partner countries. A demonstration of the was also made, the partner responsible for the development of which was The Cluster for Information Provision of the Black Sea Tourism Business that was responsible for the development of the project platform, presented its functionalities.
The main results that the NESET project has achieved are:
· Innovative approaches have been developed to reduce youth unemployment;
· Innovative training course to support the labor integration of young people in the tourism sector;
· Innovative portal for international mobility for staff exchangedesigned for young people seeking realization in tourism;
· Innovative simulation interactive environment to support youth entrepreneurship in tourism;
· Innovative network for youth mutual assistance..
1 OCTOBER 2020
The Cluster for IT support to the Black Sea touristic business, responsible partner in the “NEETs’ Empowerment for Sustainable Employment in the Tourism sector (NESET)” project for the Work Package 5 – Development and launch of the NESET e-support platform, is excited to announce the launch of the pilot release of the platform especially tailored to the needs of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs).
The NESET project benefits from a € 1 124 551 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The aim of the project is to support on a large-scale transnational basis the sustainability of youth integration in the tourism industry, by creating conditions for NEETs’ employment and entrepreneurship in various forms of tourism.
The e-SUPPORT PLATFORM consists of the following key innovative elements:
The Jobs section is intended to match the right people with the right jobs. No matter whether you are a Job-seeker or an Employer, the highly informative profiling of the both types of platform users helps: a) job-seekers to find the perfect position that will boost their careers in tourism; and b) employers to identify employees who will perform best in the announced job vacancies.
The Start-ups section is envisaged to support would-be enterpreneurs in tourism to identify the most promising business opportunities using the Business Value Calculator that provides smart guidance and triggers start-up initiative. It displays four different financial indicators to keep the users informed about what their intended business is worth and help them plan and manage their business cashflows. For those who would like to expand their knowledge and build a sustainable career path in tourism, the Resources section offers a range of training materials, validation standards, case studies, methodological guidelines, cross-national analysis of the skills mismatches and workforce shortages in tourism, statistics. The section is open to be complemented with country-specific materials in the future.
And finally, there is the Transnational Network of young people’s trainers/peer support providers in the tourism industry. It offers innovative resources for transnational exchange and collaboration amongst youth trainers/peer support providers on the training materials, methods and tools, as well as on the training experience and planning, organisation and delivery of training workshops for young people. It will enrich the platform with the knowledge and shared experience that youth trainers/peer support providers bring to the network.
The Bulgarian version of the Platform can be reached here.
We encourage users (young job-seekers, employers, stakeholders, etc.) to explore the platform and use it for their purposes and strongly rely on their feed-back to help us fine-tune its content so that it matches their needs best. Please send your comments and recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 SEPTEMBER 2020
Yesterday we completed the second, last training on Employability skills in tourism, provided under the NESET project by the Cluster for Information Provision of the Black Sea Tourism Business.
Our balance sheet so far: 65 young people trained in Social and Communication Skills and 20 young people trained in Employability skills in tourism. We managed to conduct all the trainings in person, because we rely not only on the transferred knowledge, but also on the established networks and contacts for mutual support and friendship. The Cluster for Information Support of the Black Sea Tourism Business thanks its dedicated lecturers Tihomir Videv and Boris Bozveliev, who made the training an exciting experience for all participants. We wish all our "graduates" a successful career development in tourism in Burgas and in Europe!
13 SEPTEMBER 2020
On 12.09.2020 ended the first training on Employability skills in tourism, provided under the NESET project by the Cluster for Information Provision of the Black Sea Tourism Business. Ten young people, already trained in Social and Communication Skills, also had the opportunity to develop their skills for teamwork, problem solving, time and stress management and customer service. Accompanying them in this journey was Boris Bozveliev PhD, who did everything possible to unleash the potential of each participant and to motivate young people out of employment, education or training to dream of career development in the field of tourism.
2 AUGUST 2020
On the 1st of August was finalized the last edition of the pilot training "Social and communication skills", developed and implemented in the framework of the project „NEETs’ Empowerment for Sustainable Employment in the Tourism Sector (NESET)“. The NESET project benefits from a € 1 124 551 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants. The aim of the project is to support on a large-scale transnational basis the sustainability of youth integration in the tourism industry, by creating conditions for NEETs’ employment and entrepreneurship in various forms of tourism.
In the four seminars held so far, a total of 65 participants improved their social and communication skills. From here, they split into 3 groups and each group continues with one of the following trainings developed for them under the NESET project: Employability skills in tourism, Entrepreneurship or Validation of already developed skills in tourism.
26 JULY 2020
The training in social and communication skills in the framework of the NESET project was held for the third time July 22 to 25 in the classrooms of the University "Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov “ – Burgas.
19 JULY 2020
We already have a second group of graduates of our training in social and communication skills! The training seminar was held from 15 to 18 July in the University “Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov” – Burgas and under the guidance of Tihomir Videv,. The training materials developed under the NESET project have once again proved their high quality and potential to motivate young people to seek opportunities for development in the field of tourism. The participants evaluate them as useful and relevant not only for all those who are planning a career in tourism, but also for those already employed in this field.
12 JULY 2020
Като част от проектните дейности по проект NESET, се предвижда организирането на серия от пилотни обучения за изграждане/валидиране на свързани с туризма социални и комуникационни умения, умения за заетост и предприемачески умения. В България, Клъстер за информационно осигуряване на Черноморския туристически бизнес ще провежда семинарите по Социални и комуникационни умения и Умения за заетост в туризма.
Първата група от 15 млади хора извън образование, обучение и заетост премина през Обучителен семинар по социални и комуникационни умения в читалище „Фар“ в Бургас при спазени всички изисквания на здравните власти във връзка с епидемията от Ковид-19. Под ръководството на Тихомир Видев, докторант и преподавател в Бургаския свободен университет, в продължение на 4 дни младежите слушаха, обсъждаха, участваха в ролеви игри, спориха, забавляваха се и усвояваха умения, които ще им помогнат да намерят устойчива реализация в туристическия сектор. По време на обучението на всички участници беше предложен обяд и кафе паузи.
29 SEPTEMBER 2019
On September 27-28, 2019, the Tourism days in Bulgaria, the Cluster for IT support to the Black Sea touristic business, partner in the project “NEETs’ Empowerment for Sustainable Employment in the Tourism Sector” (NESET), organized a national information event. The NESET project benefits from a € 1 124 551 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The aim of the project is to support on a large-scale transnational basis the sustainability of youth integration in the tourism industry, by creating conditions for NEETs’ employment and entrep reneurship in various forms of tourism.
The conference took place in the beautiful town of Sozopol, near Burgas, and was focused on three main topics:
- Presentation of the results of the surveys among young people and employers in the Tourism Industry in Bulgaria on the Skills Mismatches and Workforce Shortages of Young People in the sector.
- Introducing participants to good practices of young entrepreneurs in tourism.
- Presenting new software products for overall hotels and restaurants management.
The second day of the conference was dedicated to face-to-face meetings between young people – mostly NEETs, but also students at and alumni of the tourism department of “Asen Zlatarov University” in Burgas, tourism managers, would-be entrepreneurs and young employees on one side and employers and members of tourist association in the region on the other.
The conference was honoured by representatives of the two biggest and most influential tourism chambers in the region – in Varna and Burgas, the teaching body and the management the tourism department the tourism department of “Asen Zlatarov University” in Burgas, different NGOs and employers.