TSITour- Training on Social Inclusion in Tourism, by including elderly people as local storytellers for the Tourism Industry
TSITour aims at fighting the idleness of elderly people and keeping them active in the society.
Grant Agreement Number: 2019-1-PT01-KA202-61127
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/11/2019- 31/10/2021
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 Italy, Greece, Germany and Portugal, 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. Specifically, it aims to develop a training module for the VET courses on the fields of care and welfare, bringing benefits to both VET professionals on the tourism sector and elderly people under social care.