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APP TOUR YOU Conference on Accessible Tourism eLearning & Training. SAVE THE DATE


APP TOUR YOU logo SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday 27th June 2017,
APP TOUR YOU Conference

Learning and training in ‘Tourism for All’ are under the spotlight at this EU Conference organised by the APP TOUR YOU partnership.

All tourism sector actors and stakeholders are welcome to learn about the on-line open learning course developed by APP TOUR YOU.

The conference will share training experiences and review the learning and skills requirements for accessible, inclusive tourism services, with contributions from the European Commission, tourist boards, businesses, trainers and accessible tourism experts.

Presenters will focus particularly on the business advantages of addressing inclusion and accessibility in tourism, as a way to improve the quality and sustainability of businesses and destinations. 

All participants are invited to a Networking Buffet Lunch from 13:15 to 14:00 hours.

Date:             Tuesday 27 June 2017, from 10:00 to 13:15 hours, followed by a buffet lunch.

Venue:           BTC Belgian Development Agency, "Espace Jacqmotte", Rue Haute, 139.  1000 Brussels, Belgium

Main topics:   ‘Tourism for All’, eLearning and training for Tourism SMEs and Accessible Tourism Destinations.

Language:     English

Registration is obligatory: Go to Online Registration Page  

Registration closes on 22nd June 2017.

Please note that costs related to travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the participant.

(Download from right-hand column in PDF format)


 Registration and coffee

Session 1

 Welcome & Introduction: The Importance of Training in ‘Tourism for All’
 Moderator: Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director, ENAT 


 Anna Grazia Laura, President of ENAT and APP TOUR YOU Project Manager


 Girma Anuskeviciute, European Commission DG GROW, Tourism Unit


 Chris McCoy, VisitScotland, ENAT NTOs’ Learning Group


 Efi Kalampoukidou, President, Federation of European Tourist Guides Associations


 Geneviève Delefortrie, Product Manager, VisitFlanders


 INAIL – Superabile:  Disability, accessibility and Sports  (Speaker tbc)


 European Tourism Manifesto. European Travel Commission, (Speaker tbc)


 Xun Ji, disabled blogger on Accessible Tourism 


 Chris Veitch, Access New Business - UK Disability Champion for the Tourism Industry


 Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility, Scandic Hotels, Sweden   

Session 2

 Round-up by the APP TOUR YOU Partners


 Anna Grazia & Emiliano Deferrari, TANDEM.  Summing up of the project activities and results by the project coordinator


 Dr. Ákos Niklai, President of Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association and Vice President,
HOTREC. “Positive outcomes for stakeholders”


 Montse Solé, Directorate General for Tourism, Government of Catalunya. Engaging with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.  


 Sylvana Mestre, Play and Train Association, Barcelona. MOOC experiences.  


 What’s next? ASM, Poland


Benefits of accessible tourism training to EU SMEs in the tourism sector.
INCIPIT, Italy and PREMIKI, Slovenia


 Conclusions: Ivor Ambrose, ENAT



(Changes may occur in the advertised programme).

13.15 to 14.00 Networking Buffet Lunch


We invite:

  • Small and medium-sized tourism enterprise owners and managers
  • Public sector tourism agencies and organisations at national, regional and city/local levels
  • Representatives of associations of people with disabilities and other advocacy groups
  • EU and international institutions and associations related to the tourism sector
  • Politicians and decision-makers at local, regional, national and EU level 
  • Academic experts, researchers and students in tourism.

Enquiries may be directed to the ENAT Contact Page 

Visit the APP TOUR YOU Website

Venue location



ENAT logo Directorate General for TourismHOTREC INCIPIT PREMIKI TANDEM logo




Erasmus+ logo

APP TOUR YOU Project. Funded by Erasmus plus programme, strategic partnerships for VET, Project nr. 2015-1-IT01-KA202-004675, CUP G86G15000450006.

This webpage reflects the views only of the authors, and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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