According to Eurostat, EU population is getting older, as there is an increasing share of people aged above 65 years old than below 14 years old. The EU countries with the highest percentages of old population are IT, GR, DE and PT, while this tendency is expected to increase in the next decade, since all these countries have birth rates below the average in EU-28.

Despite the fact that these elderly people will benefit from social assistance, keeping them active remains a big challenge. Some VET trainings for social workers in EU address the idleness of the elderly people. However, minimizing the idleness brings only limited benefits for the psychophysical health of the elderly people, and does not bring significant socio-economic gains to society.


TSITour aims at fighting the idleness of elderly people and keeping them active in the society, by enabling them to undertake the role of Local Storyteller in the tourism industry.


Social Inclusion of Local Storytellers in the Tourism Industry

A report will be drafted regarding the Local Storytellers in the Tourism Industry compiling the main findings of the following activities: benefits identification of Local Storytellers through interviews with tourism professionals, VET trainers and SMEs representatives; questionnaires and interviews with welfare/social professionals for the identification of the current efforts made by them for the inclusion of elderly people; collection of good practices and round tables with relevant stakeholders.

Training Modules

Training modules will be developed and implemented face-to-face, while they will be available online in the training platform. These training modules will train social workers on how to implement new initiatives, such as local storytelling, taking advantage of the competencies of the elderly and valorise them.


Funded by: Erasmus+

Duration: 01/11/2019-  31/10/2021


Project Partners


CEPROF – Centros Escolares de Ensino Profissional lda   (Coordinator)

Fundacion Intras (ES)

Centro per lo Sviluppo Ceativo Danilo Dolci (IT)

Formacion para el Dfesarrollo e Insercion, Sociedad Limitada (ES)




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