The Mediterranean Hotels and Restaurants Academy – mhracademy.com
The Mediterranean Hotels and Restaurants Academy is training consortium, launched on the 23th of July 2012. It aims to be an active contributor to the region in promoting the best hospitality and tourism management practices. Given Malta’s strategic position in the Mediterranean this will enable the consortium to be of service to the whole Mediterranean region, Africa and the Gulf.
INESP is one of the the main contributing partners, developing solutions for trainings and consulting services for hospitality and tourism. INESP is also responsible for the creation of the corporate identity of the Academy and the production of marketing resources.
The main promotor of the Acacemy is Malta´s Hotels and Restaurants Association.
Malta Hotels and Resturants Association – www.mhra.org
Besides its role creating, promoting and developing training solutions for the The Mediterranean Hotels and Restaurants Academy, INESP cooperates with MHRA on several other fronts, including at the moment the preparation for candidacy to EU funded projects, aimed at studying and promoting the development of skills in the hospitality business in several Mediterranean countries.
Other aims are, conducting comparative studies across EU countries in several areas of tourism development; and definition and promotion of best practices.
YES Project – www.yesemployability.eu
The YES Project seeks to extend the work already carried out in a prior Leonardo da Vinci project, NEW Hospitality, which, during 2006 – 2009, carried out research and testing and developed an on-line database of minimum competences which allows the guided compilation of the European curriculum vitae. The YES project intends to transfer this instrument to a new spectrum of beneficiaries and integrate the database application with other Europass tools besides the CV.
The YES Project includes eight organisations and institutions from Central European and Mediterranean countries with ITS as the lead partner. These include the Centre for Advanced Studies in Tourism (Italy), ARTES srl ( a research firm from Italy), the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, the Portuguese Association of Hotel Directors – ADHP, INESP (Training and consultants for the hospitality Industry – Portugal), the Technical Institute of Larnaca and the Cyprus Chefs Association.
TEEMPASS is the online database of competencies in hospitality produced by the YES Employability Project and can be accessed at www.teempass.eu
Toursim Educators Network
The Memorandum of Understanding leading to the creation of the Tourism Educators Network (TEN) was signed in Larnaca, Cyprus, on the 17th February 2012, on the occasion of the concluding conference of the YES Employabilty Project.
The signatories of the MoU are the partners of the YES Employability Project, namely the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) as the lead partner, the Centre for Advanced Studies in Tourism (Italy), ARTES srl ( a research firm from Italy), the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, the Portuguese Association of Hotel Directors (ADHP), and INESP (Portugal), the Technical Institute of Larnaca and the Cyprus Chefs Association.
TEN will take over TEEMPASS.eu, the online database of competencies in hospitality produced by the YES Employability Project and will make sure it is sustained and developed in the future.
Publications by the YES project team:
Skills and Competencies for Employability in Tourism
Tourism Education, Employability and Mobility in four Mediterranean Countries