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Accessi Tourisme Project

02/12/2009 | 0 comments

Accessi Tourisme project logoWithin the framework of of the European Union's Operational Programme of Territorial Cooperation between Spain, France and Andorra 2007-2013 (Interreg IV A), the project Accessi Tourisme is a triennial project of cross-border cooperation on Accessible Tourism, between the Department of Turisme de Catalonia and its conterparts, the Departmental Committee of Eastern Pyrenees Tourism, and the Elsa Fundació NGO.

The project's  objective is to create accessible destinations for target groups of persons with disabilities (motor, visual, auditory and intellectual), in the main territorial localities of the Catalan destinations of the north (Costa Brava, Girona coast, Pirineus, Terres de Lleida, Eastern Pyrenees).

We would emphasize the innovative character of the project that is based on two singular actions that consist on the one hand, of acting on the tourist destination as a whole not only in the accessibility to the tourist establishments, which implies connecting components and dimensions that define a destination (information, mobility and transport, urbanism, basic tourist product, lodging, complementary supply, marketing and commercialization). On the other hand, the project addresses four modalities of incapacity (motor, visual, auditory and intellectual), which breaks with a narrow vision of Accessible Tourism.

The anticipated results of the project Accessi Tourisme are a proposal of a European label of accessible tourism, conceived from the experience of the Catalan destinations as a research laboratory,  tranferring this experience to Catalonia, France, Spain and other places of Europe. The label will characterise destinations in terms of their accessible and practicable products, services and tourist establishments for the groups of disabled.


Dirección del proyecto
Catalunya Turisme
Passeig de Gràcia, 105,
Barcelona 08008
Responsable legal
Joan Carles Vilalta
Presidente Comité Ejecutivo de Tursime de Catalanuya

Responsable técnico
Francesc Iglesies
Director Proyecto ACCESSI TOURISME

16, avenue des Palmiers.
BP 80540
66 005 Perpigan Cedex France.
Responsable legal:
Pierre Aylagas
Presidente CDT Pyrénées Orientales

Responsable técnico :
Igor Knibiehly
Director del CDT Pyrénées Orientales

Girona C/ Pau Casals, 3 edifici Cinc 17001 - GIRONA
Responsable legal:
Ismael Ventalló
Presidente de la Fundación ELSA

Responsable técnico:
Mª Angels Alcañiz
Directora de la Fundación Elsa

Further information: Accessi Tourisme project website


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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Language(s): CAT | ES | FR
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2011
Countries: Andorra | France | Spain


Publisher: Accessi Tourisme
Date published on the web: 27/11/2009

Target Group(s)

Academics / teachers | Consumers / travellers / tourists | Employers and Employers organisations | Non-governmental organisations | Older people / Seniors | Organisations of disabled people | Organisations of older people | People with disabilities | People with hearing impairments | People with learning difficulties | People with mobility impairments | People with visual impairments | Policy makers /Decision makers / Government | Professionals and professional bodies | Public administrators / Authorities | Students | Tourist venue owners / managers


Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Adventure | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Ancient monuments | Archaeology | Architecture, design and planning | Assistive Technologies | Attractions | Beaches | Boats and boating | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Camping | Catering, restaurants, caf├ęs | Customer relations | Cycling and mountain biking | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Diving, sub-aqua | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Fishing | Food and drink | Gardens and parks | Health, therapy, wellness | Heritage | Horse-riding and pony-trekking | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Information and Communication Technologies | Languages | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Mind, body, spirit | Museums and galleries | Natural Phenomena | Nature holidays | Nature parks | Ornithology, bird-watching | Policy, legislation | Publishing | Special services for disabled visitors | Sports | Staff training | Standards | Suppliers of equipment | Therapy, wellness | Tourist information services | Transport services | Walking and hiking | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism