On September 27-28, 2019, the Tourism days in Bulgaria, the Cluster for IT
support to the Black Sea touristic business, partner in the project “NEETs’ Empowerment for Sustainable Employment in the Tourism Sector” (NESET), organized a national information event. The NESET project benefits from a € 1 124 551 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The aim of the project is to support on a large-scale transnational basis the sustainability of youth integration in the tourism industry, by creating conditions for NEETs’ employment and entrepreneurship in various forms of tourism.
The conference took place in the beautiful town of Sozopol, near Burgas, and was focused on three main topics:
- Presentation of the results of the surveys among young people and employers in the Tourism Industry in Bulgaria on the Skills Mismatches and Workforce Shortages of Young People in the sector.
- Introducing participants to good practices of young entrepreneurs in tourism.
- Presenting new software products for overall hotels and restaurants management.
The second day of the conference was dedicated to face-to-face meetings between young people – NEETs, students in tourism colleges and young employees and would- be entrepreneurs with employers and members of the tourist association in the
The second day of the conference was dedicated to face-to-face meetings between young people – mostly NEETs, but also students at and alumni of the tourism department of “Asen Zlatarov University” in Burgas, tourism managers, would-be entrepreneurs and young employees on one side and employers and members of tourist association in the region on the other.
The conference was honoured by representatives of the two biggest and most influential tourism chambers in the region – in Varna and Burgas, the teaching body and the management the tourism department the tourism department of “Asen Zlatarov University” in Burgas, different NGOs and employers.