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CULINART

Project Ref. No. 597848-EPP-1-2018-1-BG-EPPKA3-VET-JQ „CULINART: Designing a Joint VET Qualification in Culinary Arts and Pilot Pathways for Continuing Training“ is a joint initiative of 9 organizations and aims to enhance the quality and relevance of VET offer in culinary arts following the labour market needs and with view of increasing youth employability, trans-national mobility and career advancement. The overall goal transfers the objectives of the call for proposal to gastronomy due to the high-employment potential of the gastronomy-related professions and their significance for hospitality and tourism.

The sectoral perspective predefined the geographical scope of the project partnership: stakeholder organizations from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Bulgaria are to implement the project.

Web-site of the project: http://culinart-europe.eu/index.php/en/

 

Target groups

VET providers

Enterprises and their sectoral and umbrella organizations in food industry, foodservice and tourism

VET trainees (and young people in general)

VET qualification and education authorities in the partner countries

Implementation period: 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2020

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Project budget: 506 364 euro

Funding from the European Union, Erasmus+ programme: EUR 405 088
Own funding: EUR 101 276

Enhance the quality and relevance of VET offer in culinary arts following the labour market needs and with view of increasing youth employability, trans-national mobility and career advancement.
Project work is divided into 7 work packages, and their implementation involves consistently implementation of the following activities:
  • designing a joint VET qualification in culinary arts for associate professionals),
  • elaboration of pathways to further studies at tertiary level,
  • establishment of a strategic international alliance of VET providers and business entities for piloting, delivery of the new qualification and transition to employment,
  • fostering qualification’s accreditation within the NQFs of the countries represented in the project,
  • stakeholder mobilisation in favour of adapting the VET for the culinary professions to the enhanced economic and social role of the foodservice sector.
  • improved relevance and attractiveness of VET education;
  • improved opportunities for recognition of skills gained on the job and for trans-national mobility for work and study;
  • established partnerships and gained expertise for better targeting and marketing of culinary arts programme;
  • showcasing transparency and comparability of culinary-arts VET across the EU;
  • enhanced employment and career progression perspectives in the culinary professions.

PARTNERS

ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

National Agency for Vocational Education and Training - NAVET (Bulgaria)
Rectorat de l'académie de Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Unione Regionale Delle Camere Di Commercio, Industria, Artigia (Italy)
Ulixes European Union Training and Research EEIG (Italy)
Agencia Nacional Para A Qualificacao E O Ensino Profissional I P – ANQEP (Portugal)

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