Core, cooking for the future

TARGET GROUP: The primary target groups are students and teachers in VET as well as company representatives in the restaurant and catering sector.

DURATION: 28.12.2018 — 27.12.2020

PROJECT MANAGER AT VAMIA: Katarina Sandbacka, Vamia


Coordination: Omnia, Finland

Partners: Vamia (Finland), Ikaslan Gipuzkoa (Spain), Institute of Technology Tralee ITT (Ireland), Tartu Vocational College TKHK (Estonia)

FUNDING: Erasmus+ KA3 (European Commission)

CONTACT INFORMATION: Katarina Sandbacka, tel. +358 40 711 7070,




The CORE project focuses on making improvements on the existing qualifications by identifying them in partner countries, improving them and matching a new joint curriculum. The project priorities are to make skills and competences more visible and comparable between different European countries.

At the same time, the project will increase the quality of education with a strong work-based component that also embeds open education resources learning and virtual transnational connections into the cook’s qualification. The aim is to improve the participating students’ international competences and language skills. Simultaneously the whole hospitality industry in Europe benefits from the project results as the professional cook’s competence and skills entity is identified, described and implemented in the European level.

This project is focused on developing a pilot version of a new virtual 360° web page featuring cook’s competences, where all study programmes / specialisations are opened. The learning outcomes will be made as transparent as possible by using OER (e.g. open badges) approach for competences needed in the profession.