The project intended to be submitted under the
framework of the NOW initiative constitutes a new strategy with main objective the
promotion of the female employment and the tourist development. Basic intention of the
partners who participate in the consortium is to become the Sterea Hellas Periphery, by
the year 2000, a recognised National, Mediterranean and European point of reference for
the new concepts, services, forms and technologies of tourism and with a well recognised
female influence on that. The project has been designed with the following guiding lines:
- Organization of a multi-level intervention on subjects of the
women employment in the tourist sector, concentrating on the most critical, today
(according to the most recent international studies and analysis) force of production: the
management and administration of the tourist information - ranging from the search and
collection of information to its technological advanced processing and distribution.
- Promotion of innovative solutions to existing critical needs and
(structural) problems of the tourist development and of women employment to the district
of Sterea Hellas, responding aggressively to the overall challenges of the Information
society and industrial change.
- Creation of one - potentially broad - “greenhouse” for the
production and reproduction of working positions for the women (not exclusively),
promoting at the same time one new production model of balanced tourist development, with
an effective exploitation of the vast, but unknown, tourist material of the periphery.
Within the framework described above, and through
the introduction of important innovations, the present project:
- produce new products, services and professions to the production -
processing - management and distribution of tourist information and specialized for them
- produce, for the above mentioned purposes, new and integrated
training material and technologically advanced tools for the tele-education and evaluation
of the training; new tools for the collection and administration of the existing
information related to the organized units and the women human resources in the area of
tourism; new tools for the connection of the training and its evaluation with the existing
or necessary new working positions in the tourist services.
- reassures through new organizational and functional models a
qualitative support of the effectiveness of the women structures for orientation
- evolves the already created, in the framework of NOW 1995-97,
local structures for the development of enterprises, constitute them as central
administrators of the tourist information. In parallel it renders the local structures in
a king of tour operators for the many small enterprises of the peripheral tourist market.
- promotes and test new forms of business, through the introduction
of free forms of working conditions, scanning and proposing in parallel new ways and
procedures for the guarantee and reassurance of the social security rights.
- constructs an innovative multi-networked organization of the
structures and enterprises within the periphery with national and transnational
connections. This is achieved through horizontal complementary tourist services and by the
vertical organization in production - management - distribution of the tourist
- creates in a direct manner an important number of new working
positions for the women
- interlinks, in an innovative and productive way the structures for
the keeping with the tourist structures and activities.
With the above mentioned ways the proposed plan creates
multiplying conditions for the tourist products in periphery, magnifies the accessible
market, expands the tourist periods, increases the time of the employment and of the
incomes and improves the conditions for new investments and new employment positions.