EU Study: Mapping the Skills and Training Needs to Improve Accessibility in Tourism Services
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This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will map the staff skills needs to improve accessibility and safety in the tourism services and analyse the availability of corresponding training in Member States.
This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, aims to map the staff skills needs to improve accessibility and safety in the tourism services and analyse the availability of corresponding training in EU Member States or transferable (from other regions of the world).
A collection of best practices in 'training for accessibility' addressing the different tourism services will also be presented through a selection of case studies.
- Valdani Vicari Associati (VVA), Italy
- The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), Belgium
- 3s Research Laboratory, Austria
- Via Libre, Spain (Subcontractor)
Budget: € 99,924. Financed under the EU Preparatory Action on Tourism and Accessibility for All, funded by the European Parliament and managed by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, Unit E2 - Tourism and Cultural Instruments.
Duration: 12 months
Read the research tender specifications at the European Commission website
Download the EU Skills Study Fact Sheet in PDF Format from the right-hand panel.
If you are working in the tourism sector or are engaged in accessible tourism education or training - or if this subject concerns you as a customer or for any other reason, the research team would be very interested to hear from you.
During 2013 we will be conducting desk research, surveys and interviews as part of the study and we are looking for examples of good practice and points of view about training needs and requirements from organisations, businesses and NGOs in all European Union Member States and other regions of the world.
To contact the researchers, please use the ENAT Contact page