Marco Polo G.E.I.E. Gruppo Europeo di Interesse Economico

The corporate name of Marco Polo G.E.I.E., has the legal form of the European Group of Economic Interest and sees which activity is carried out: organization activities for international cooperation and solidarity, for economic and humanitarian support abroad. Organization, planning and management of studies and / or projects integrated at European level

Marco Polo G.E.I.E. in Italy it has a good network of contacts at local, regional and extra-regional level and an equally good and structured network of contacts in Hungary, both in the institutional sector and in the commercial sector, in which it invests with Project, especially in the sector Ho.Re.Ca. (Hotel, Restaurant, Catering)

At European level, the network of contacts extends to other countries (Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain) and could be expanded  the potential for collaboration and development.

The privileged relationship is with Hungary.

Marco Polo GEIE is active in the field of reception and training of staff on transnational mobility with Erasmus + projects, and integrated in the training of trainers.

It develops partnerships between European companies for territorial and commercial promotion, creating ad hoc events to create memoranda of understanding and new development opportunities, also through Project with  European Found like Erasmus +.

Our projects

Below is a list of some projects in which Marco Polo has participated:

ERASMUS + 2012 08-FKA-KT-27/9/SZI-3 Gundel Károly Vendéglátóipari és Idegenforgalmi Szakképző Iskol
ERASMUS 2012 LdV-HU-12-PLM-201 Európa 2000 Közgazdasági, Idegenforgalmi és Informatikai Oktatási Központ Alapítván
ERASMUS 2013 LdV-HU-13-PLM-203 Nomina 3P Termelő, Kereskedelmi és Oktatási Zrt
ERASMUS + 2014 2014-1-HU01-KAI02-000322 Magyarorszägi Olasz Kereskedelmi Kamara Egyesület
ERASMUS + 2014 2014-1-HU01-KA102-00025 Dobos C. József Vendéglátóipari Szakképző Iskol
ERASMUS 2014 2014-1-HU01-KA102-00032 Magyar Nemzeti Gasztronómiai Szövetsé
ERASMUS + 2015 2015-1-HU01-KA102-01319 Magyar Nemzeti Gasztronómiai Szövetsé
ERASMUS + 2016 2016-1-HU01-KA102-022704 Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Megyei Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara
ERASMUS + 2017 2017-1-HU01-KA102-035691 Magyar Nemzeti Gasztronómiai Szövetség
ERASMUS + 2017 2017-1-HU01-KA202-036034 Termál-Egészségipari Klaszter Egyesület
ERASMUS + 2018 2018-1-HU01-KA102-047311 Kolping Iskoláért Alapítvány
ERASMUS + 2018 2018-1-HU01-KA102-047446 “A jövő vendéglátóipari szakembereiért” Alapítvány
ERASMUS + 2018 2018-1-HU01-KA102-047323 Ózdi Szakképzési Centrum Gábor Áron Szakképzö Iskolája


Marco Polo G.E.I.E. it has achieved also two other extraordinary objectives, signing important agreements with the Hungarian Region of Hajdú-Bihar and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg.

These agreements aim to create stable and lasting collaborations in the development of international cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices aimed at the realization of their strategic and operational plans.

These agreements are relevant for the cooperation between Italy and Hungary as the focus of its activities is on training specialists and experts, on territorial promotion, on the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and on the expansion of public institutions. and private who want to open up to internationalization.

An strong and consolidated network with relevant partners for the construction of projects to be applicant for validity on European tenders.

The following is a list of the main Italian contacts:

  • Consorzio Alberghi Lignano: the Consortium is made up of 65 hotels in Lignano and has stipulated with the company a collaboration agreement for the international mobility of students of the Hungarian hotel schools for Leonardo and Erasmus + projects.
  • IALFVG (Innovation Learning Work Friuli Venezia Giulia Srl Social Enterprise): the collaboration develops in the training area related to the organization of courses, including those in LMS, on various product sectors and the exchange of good practices related to training and teaching
  • Association of Grade Opinion Movement: this Association groups together 115 hospitality activities in the Municipality of Grado and the surrounding area, whose purpose is to collaborate with all the entities that propose a better and more professional approach in the Ho.Re.Ca. organizing updating seminars in Italy and abroad.
  • Unioncamere del Veneto: this non-profit association, groups all the Chambers of Commerce of the Veneto region active in the design, implementation and reporting of European and transnational projects as well as international services to companies and with which collaborations have been activated for years as part of the “Erasmus for Host and New Entrepreneur” projects.
  • A.M.I.R.A. (Association Maîtres Italiani Restaurants and Hotels): AMIRA is an association with registered office in Milan, and secretariat in Peschiera del Garda (VR). It was founded in 1955 and can count on an organization of 50 Sections on a national scale, and some foreign representations, which group a few thousand members. It is a non-profit association, exclusively professional. L’AMIRA embraces the culture of hospitality and hospitality, true tourism resources. The association is legally recognized by the Italian State.
  • Apindustria Venezia is the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Industries of the Province of Venice adhering to CONFAPI, the National Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Industries representing 6,035 companies that employ 87,252 employees,
  • Aries, Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Trieste, in collaboration with the Trade Associations, supports the businesses of Trieste with a view to the harmonious development of the territory.
  • Skal International Italy: is a community of tourism professionals, part of Skal International, the world’s largest travel and tourism professional organization spanning all 32 industry sectors. It was founded as an international association in 1934 and is recognized by the WTO. It is based in 5 continents, with 450 clubs in 85 countries and has about 20,000 members including hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, airlines, journalists and tourism academics. Skal International Italia began its activity on November 18, 1942, with the establishment of the Club of Rome, 52nd in the world. There are 9 Italian Skal International Clubs with over 500 members, all tourism professionals.

There are basically 3 lines of development for Marco Polo’s activities:


Linguistic and professional training.

This line of development is particularly interesting, considering the emerged possibility of presenting projects both at a regional and international level, mainly considering the possibility of activating collaborations with Hungary . The areas of interest that have emerged are the scope of the recognition of formal and non-formal skills to open the way for DUAL activity, ie a Diploma recognized on the basis of skills and not exclusively of the School curriculum vitae . In this sense, Italy and Hungary would be ready to experiment with this approach especially in the Ho.Re.Ca. sector.

SME-Small and medium-sized endterprises (internationalization, exchange, business meeting, show coking, and indirectly also legal and administrative aspects, etc.).

In this context, Marco Polo GEIE would like to promote the internationalization of companies and the exchange always focused in the Italy-Hungary relationship through the organization of events, interpreting, promotion and information services. Here too, the focus is particularly on the Ho.Re.Ca. sector, on the tourism sector and in particular on spa tourism.

Direct consulting activities.

Marco Polo GEIE is in a position to offer directly to its associates or customers direct consultancy services, in the area just described or in others requested by the Parners

Contact person: Barbara Bandiziol

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