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ATHENA Project: “Accessible Tourism – Humans, Education, New Approaches"

18/09/2009 | 0 comments

ATHENA logoProject goal

The main goal of the ATHENA project is the creation of conditions and tools for human resources development and employment in the accessible tourism sector in the Czech Republic.

This will be achieved by transnational cooperation with ENAT and exchange of experience and good practice with European countries.

The knowledge gained on the transnational level will be further disseminated to promote and to enhance awareness about accessible tourism among target groups in Moravian Silesian, Southern Bohemian and Hradec Králové Region and the Capital City of Prague via project partners.

Project partners:

KAZUIST, spol. s r.o., Regional Consulting and Information Centre, Třinec (project coordinator)
www.kazuist.cz

OS TRIANON civil association (NGO) , Český Těšín
www.ostrianon.cz

TRIANON – ČECHY civil association (NGO) , Vimperk
www.trianoncechy.cz

Czech National Disability Council
 
Transnational partner:

European Network for Accessible Tourism
 
The target groups / beneficiaries:
  • Regions, municipalities and their organizations
  • Public service authorities and appropriate organizations involved in tourism and social integration
  • Non-profit organizations and employers of disabled people
  • Educational institutions
  • Job centres and institutions providing employment services
  • Disabled people
  • General public
Project duration
06/2009 – 05/2011 (24 months)
 
Project location
Czech republic
 
Funding
This project is financed by the European Social Fond through the Human resources and employment operational programme and by - the state budget of the Czech Republic.
 

 
Activities / Final products

Information about activities, as well as public deliverables, will be added under this heading in due course.
 
Activities
  • Exchange and sharing of experience, tools and methods in the field of education (staff training), motivation of tourist service providers, engagement of local government, accessibility standards etc.
  • Comparison of information systems/databases providing information about accessible offers, destinations, events etc. 
  • Publication of a brochure promoting accessible tourism and its importance.
  • Creation of methodology for development of the national information system about accessible tourism.
  • Motivation of people with special needs to share their travel experience and validate information about destination accessibility.  
  • Organization of workshops for NGOs and employers of disabled people focused on (social) entrepreneurial and employment opportunities in the accessible tourism service chain.    
  • Dissemination of project results and experience within the conference, round tables, project presentation and publicity.
Expected results 
  • Brochure about accessible tourism
  • Methodology for development of information system in accessible tourism (accessibility information standard)
  • E-library (collection of European towns and regions travel guides and information systems )
  • Compendium of European good practices from the field of education, staff training, accessible tourism services etc. 
  • Workshop methodology

Links / Contact

Project Office
KAZUIST, spol. s r.o.
Družstevní 294, 739 61, Třinec, Czech republic
Tel: +420 558 335 479
E-mail: kazuist@kazuist.cz

Contact person:
Ms. Ilona Ostruszková
E-mail: ostruszkova@kazuist.cz

Project website:
http://www.project-athena.cz/

Download the project summary in PDF format from the right-hand panel.
 

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Ilona Ostruszková
Language(s): CES | EN
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2011
Acronym: ATHENA
URL: http://www.project-athena.cz/
Countries: Czech Republic

Reference

Publisher: Kazuist
Date published on the web: 18/09/2009

Target Group(s)

Academics / teachers | Consumers / travellers / tourists | Employees and Trades Unions | Employers and Employers organisations | Non-governmental organisations | Older people / Seniors | Organisations of disabled people | Organisations of older people | People with disabilities | Policy makers /Decision makers / Government | Professionals and professional bodies | Public administrators / Authorities | Students | Tour guides | Tour operators | Tourist venue owners / managers | Travel agents | Volunteers

Keyword(s)

Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Attractions | Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs | Camping | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Festivals - music, dance | Gardens and parks | Health, therapy, wellness | Hotel management, hotel business | Information and Communication Technologies | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Museums and galleries | Music | Natural Phenomena | Nature holidays | Nature parks | Policy, legislation | Safety and security issues | Social tourism | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Standards | Therapy, wellness | Tourist information services | Transport services | Travel agents

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