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Exkursionen & Tourismus

HEKTOR – Projekt zur Qualifizierung für Tourismus und Industriearchäologie

The aim of the HECTOR project is ambitious: to provide specialised European training on industrial heritage and industrial tourism for people working in the tourism sector. These include tour operators, employees of tourist boards and guides, as well as students from various disciplines who aspire to a future job in tourism.
HECTOR partners come from Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Austria and Germany and are joined by EFAITH.

Training participants will come from different European countries.
As required by Erasmus+ projects, HECTOR aims to facilitate integration into the world of work and employment: the project is particularly useful for the tourism sector, providing theoretical advice, direct contact with experts in the field and an innovative angle on tourism products based on industrial archaeology.

The training tools of the project consist of a theoretical online course followed by a practical course from 12 to 18 September 2022 in Italy.   The online course will be available from 1 March 2022. Anyone who wishes to do so can participate without exception.
At the end of the online course, participants will be able to test their knowledge using a series of multiple-choice questions. Those who pass will receive a certificate of participation and will be able to take part in the selection for the practical course.
This consists of a week-long intensive course conducted entirely in English. It includes, besides various training activities, meetings with experts from the tourism sector and institutions relevant to the project, and visits to the region and the mining museum in Abbadia. Participation is reserved for persons aged between 18 and 30, who live in one of the countries of the European Union, have an average knowledge of English and passed the selection test.

Subscribe to the newsletter on the HECTOR website in order not to miss any step:
For more information, it is also possible to consult the project’s social media pages: Facebook: @hectortrainingeu ; and Instagram: @hector_training; to contact the team directly at the email address:

Deutscher Partner des Projekts ist der Verein „Kultur und Arbeit e.V.“ aus Bad Mergentheim