Erasmus +: Compass: Personnel Competence Building in the Matter of "Tourism for All/Accessible Tourism"
(KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for adult)


The “ComPass 2016” is an action on the relevant topics “Health and wellbeing”, ”Intercultural/intergenerational education and lifelong learning” and “Migrants' issues”.
The design of an "accessible tourism for everyone" (Accessible Tourism for All) is the primary base for the future growth of tourism. Insufficient awareness by tourism providers both on policy and public, on the level of micro and small tourism enterprises towards the personnel skills, qualification and competence requests of the promising “Accessible Tourism for All” is to note. As new requirements of professional qualification competencies arise that the management and the staff have to face qualitatively and quantitatively to meet new specific needs.
Tailor-made training and continuing education for managers and employees in the tourism industry is important to enable them to cater effectively for guests with special needs and to provide high-quality tourism offers.
The action’s main objective is to respond to the needs of the tourism labour market, especially to the needs of smallest and SMEs as well as to anticipate qualification and training needs in the “Accessible Tourism for All” sector. This will be done by the exchange of specific good practices and experiences in qualification and training gained in the participating countries in this area.

Specific Objectives are the exchange of practices about:

  • Job qualification in high-priced quality tourism regions and tourism cluster development,  
  • Accessible tourism, especially for people from ethnic minorities including migrants and in opening up entrepreneurship opportunities for people in those groups,
  • What the managers should know about accessible tourism?, and
  • Tourism programmes for 3rd age.
    The project foresees the involvement of round about 30 direct (with a specific grant) and 120 indirect (without a specific grant) persons and 600 other interested local persons/stakeholders reached by measures of the media and non-media activities either as direct or indirect beneficiaries.

Target groups are:

  • Managers and staff of regional smallest tourism and SMEs,
  • People working in the field of education policy
  • Local and tourism departments of regional administrations,
  • Key regional and national thematic networks and clusters,
  • Regional representatives of VET and training institutions,
  • Persons disadvantaged at the labour market, especially women, elderly, migrants, etc.


  • EEO Group organises the Transnational Meeting (Final Meeting) and Blended Mobility n the matter of “Accessible Tourism for Everyone/All: Lessons learnt”.
  • Expands the network and transfers and delivers knowledge
  • Presents summarized activities and to present the results of the whole process of sharing knowledge, experiences, expertise and good practices in the action matter “Accessible Tourism for All”.
  • Combines Open Space discussions, workshops and visits to good practices practitioners on-site.

Head of Section

Dimitra Aleiferi

Project Manager


Areas of Expertise

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