THE GENTOUR PROJECTS
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Over the last 6 years two research projects on gender issues in the tourism sector have been developed in the Research Unit of Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) at the University of Aveiro, under the scientific coordination of Professor Carlos Costa:
» Gentour I – ‘Towards the improvement of women’s skills in the tourism sector. Profiting from the vertical mobility for ethic and economic purposes’ [PIHM/GC/0073/2008], already concluded; [more...]
» Gentour II – ‘Does gender equality have a say in the boost of innovative forms of economic growth? Reviving the economy through networks and internationalisation in the tourism sector’ [PTDC/CS-SOC/119524/2010], completed in 2015. [more...]
These projects were submitted to the critical assessment of an international pool of evaluators made up of experts in various areas such as gender, citizenship, sociology, economy and management. Both projects were approved and received outstanding comments regarding their potential and valuable contribution, both theoretical and practical, to the development of science.
Therefore, these projects have benefited from the financial support provided by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), as well as from the co-financing of the European Union through the National Strategic Reference Framework (QREN), European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), and COMPETE (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors).
These projects also rely in valuable formal partnerships with gender and tourism related organisations, namely, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE) and the Portuguese Tourism Confederation (CTP). [more...]