Title Development of basic training for City Guides in Europe
Project Number NL/05/B/F/PP/157 526
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text City Guides CG aims at developing and designing practical training for the profession of city guide, to increase the attention for knowledge, skill...
City Guides CG aims at developing and designing practical training for the profession of city guide, to increase the attention for knowledge, skills, quality of presentation, local history, building styles, religion, local fortifications, attitude, etc. Many city councils and tourist organisations have already done a lot of work to establish a high quality level and the City Guide often is an official employee or a free-lancer on full-time or part-time base but there are big differences between the countries.
attention for: professional competence profiles, difference city guide – tourist guide, stimulate recognition of this profession on European levels, increase quality control (label, management , organisation), establish a European framework and to stimulate co-operation between local government, local vocational training and heritage groups. Labour conditions will be discussed whether or not the city guide is an employee, a freelancer or a volunteer and whether or not official recognised.
work: a needs analysis, educational requirements, training materials (Internet based), advice for certification on European level and a feasibility study to establish a European knowledge centre (advice).
The project stimulates individuals and local groups to work on the presentation of their local cultural heritage.
co-operation with European organisation aims to stimulate implementation of the results in national policy
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Other Service Activities
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
program or curricula
open and distance learning
Book: City Guide training on local level
Available as pdf file