Title ECVET - HEALTH TOURISM
Project Number 2012-1-HU1-LEO05-05823
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Tourism constitutes one of the most dynamic economic sectors in Hungary and also in Europe, with a very significant occupational relevance. And within the tourism sector and related activities, a growing importance is more and more acquired by the segment of health tourism. Health tourism, or health care tourism refers to a widening range of actions from wellness, medical tourism and new offsets like selfness and soulness.
To satisfy the demand for services and products in this kind of tourist fruition, health tourism offers concrete and expanding job opportunities to a large number of people, in a very broad and quite diversified range of activities and qualifications across European countries and regions. It is often not clearly defined in terms of learning outcomes but also frequently regulated, in terms of access to the training and qualification opportunities, in a way that in fact is very limiting the mobility beyond the VET systems' “borders”. There are serious confines of national/regional VET systems, barriers to the mobility within a particular VET system and obstacles to mobility outside formal education - these shall be tackled to enhance permeability.
Thus, the project partners (VET coordinators and providers, research centres, enterprises and non profit associations operating in the field of health tourism, having clear competence on tourism and on VET at local to national level) have agreed that an intervention to elevate transparency and recognise the learning outcomes characterizing health tourism professions, applying and implementing the European tools and frameworks EQF and ECVET, could have a very significant impact.
Major activities at this aim are focused on the MoU ECVET contents (definition of the professional field in terms of learning outcomes, mapping it onto the EQF via national qualifications frameworks and systems, designing qualifications in transferable units of learning outcomes with allocation of credit points), and on its enforcement (Learning Agreements, Credits Awarding, Transfer Validation and Accumulation, through related VET programmes with flexible devices for validation, transfer and recognition of learning outcomes achieved in formal, informal and non formal contexts), as well as on the mainstreaming and multiplication of these results. According to our expectations these activities will enhance the mobility of health tourism professionals and improve their skill levels, contributing to the emergence of generally accepted qualifications and training standards.
The foreseeable impact of the project on the target groups is significant. During the project at least 120 health tourism professionals across Europe, of which 60 in Hungary and 60 in other participating countries are affected, and also after the project is finished, the influence is extended through valorization activities targeted on the public, sectoral decision-makers an on end-users, at local, regional, national, and European level.
The activities of the ECVET - HEALTH TOURISM project:
- WP1 Management and coordination of project consortium and work packages
- WP2 Analysis and preparatory researches on the field of professional figures in health tourism
- WP3 Definition of an Action plan for the ECVET process to be activated in the field of health tourism
- WP4 Design of professional figures in health tourism in terms of activities, tasks, knowledge, skills,competences, certification objectives, units of learning outcomes and related ECVET credits
- WP5 Definition and signature of the Memorandum of Understanding
- WP6 Pilot test on the enforcement of the Memorandum of Understanding - MoU ECVET for the professional figures in health tourism
- WP7 Quality management
- WP8 Dissemination and exploitation of project results
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Human Health and Social Work Activities
transparency and certification
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
The products of the ECVET - HEALTH TOURISM project:
Kick off meeting in Hungary
Consortium meeting 2 - Belgium
Consortium meeting 3 - Italy
Consortium meeting 4 - Romania
Consortium meeting 5 - Slovakia
Consortium meeting 6 - Hungary
Project web site
Report on analysis and research on health tourism in Europe
Action plan for the ECVET process
Thesaurus of European professional figures in health tourism sector
Memorandum of Understanding ECVET for the European qualification in the health tourism sector
Common European Model for ECVET Learning Agreements
Common European Model for ECVET Credits Awarding
Report on the ECVET pilot test
Project Quality Operative Plan
Quality Report 1
Quality Report 2
Quality Report 3
Quality Report 4
Quality Report 5
Infopack 1 "Analysis and preparatory researches on the professional figures in health tourism sector in Europe"
Infopack 2 "Plan of activities for activating the ECVET process to the professional figures in health tourism"
Infopack 3 "Design of professional figures in health tourism European sector"
Infopack 4 "Definition and signature of the Memorandum of Understanding"
Infopack 5 "Pilot test as enforcement of the Memorandum of Understanding"
Infoday and Focus group 1 "Analysis and preparatory researches on the professional figures in health tourism sector in Europe"
Infoday and Focus group 2 "Plan of activities for activating the ECVET process"
Infoday and Focus group 3 "Design of professional figures in health tourism European sector"
Infoday and Focus group 4 "Definition and signature of the Memorandum of Understanding"
Infoday and Focus group 5 "Pilot test on the enforcement of the Memorandum of Understanding"
"ECVET for professionals in health tourism: How to exploit it ?" Compendium publication for results exploitation
Set of Policy Recommendations
Hungarian ECVET-Team in the field of health tourism.