Welcome to the Erasmus+ Skills Swap project!

Between September 2020 and August 2023, we had the pleasure of implementing our ‘Skills Swap’ project, financed by Erasmus+. The overall aim of the project was to design and test a novel work-based learning (WBL) for the hospitality sector in Europe.

The European hospitality sector is the largest part of Europe’s tourism industry. Europe is the number 1 tourist destination in the world – 713 million international arrivals at the last count – and tourism is the 3rd largest economic activity In Europe; it provides 25 million jobs, directly and indirectly and 5 million additional jobs are expected in the next decade (Eurostat).

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Skills Swap


We were planning our project even before Covid-19 came along.  The hospitality industry in Europe was facing many challenges – as there are many shortages and difficulties in being able to obtain and retain sufficiently skilled staff to work in the industry.

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