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EU training programme for students, would-be regional tourism entrepreneurs and employees (0)

From April 8 to 9 of this year our international partners for the Leonardo da Vinci Project ‘Regional and Rural Tourism Products (Turkish Delights)’ from Pamukkale University (Turkey), Project Consultatie en Training Groep B.V. (the Netherlands), PRODEC Consultores Sociedad Limitada (Spain) and Euridea (Italy) are visiting Turiba University. The meeting at Turiba is the third working visit where all the Project partners have come together to evaluate the overall progress of the Project, to assess what has been achieved and to plan for future activities.

This Leonardo da Vinci Project is implemented with the support of the European Commission, and in the course of this Project a self-learning programme for students and regional tourism entrepreneurs and employees involved in the design of rural tourism products. The Project was commenced in the second half of 2011 and will be completed at the end of 2013.

There are new training modules being developed and seven existing modules in the area of rural tourism elaborated under the training programme.

The topics covered in the self-learning modules are as follows:

  • Air Balloon Travels
  • Thermal Tourism
  • Rural Tourism Activities
  • Hospitality
  • Culinary Heritage: Mediterranean Cuisine from Spain to Turkey
  • Guiding of Sight-Seeing Tours
  • Snacks as Rural Tourism Products


The Turiba University Project group is working on the training module ‘Snacks as Rural Tourism Products’ which is largely based on the module developed under the AMBER Project ‘Tapas: Spanish Snack Traditions’. The training module is adjusted to the Latvian situation, by collecting both the traditions of the Latvian cuisine, its organisation and the aspects of hygiene in catering, and the most typical Latvian snack recipes, as well as by outlining the specifics of marketing activities in the promotion of culinary products.

Further information regarding the Project activities can be found on its website.

The Project Manager in Latvia is the Turiba University lecturer Dr. oec. Aija van der Stein.

This Leonardo project has been funded with support from the European Commission (project number: 2011-1-TR1-LEO05-28004). This web site reflects the views only of the authors and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.