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Hearing at the European Parliament on Accessible Tourism


Image with announcement of the hearing on accessible tourismBrussels, Belgium 9 February 2012.

The Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) in the European Parliament is organising this Public Hearing, on Tourism for all, a challenge to win, with the participation of Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and several tourism enterprises.   

Presentations and discussions will address accessibility of destinations, accommodation and information within the EU's new tourism strategy.

The hearing will be chaired by Ádám Kósa MEP and Rosa Estaràs Ferragut MEP. Mathieu Grosch MEP and Carlo Fidanza MEP and will also speak at the event.

Other speakers include representatives of the European Commission, The Italian National Agency for Tourism, the Balearic Islands Government, INSULEUR Chambers of Commerce network, ENAT - the European Network for Accessible Tourism, Village for All, Italy and Handisport Foundation, Spain.

The event takes place from 09:00 to 12:30 followed by cocktail lunch.


European Parliament,
Room JAN 6 Q 2.
Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat, 60
BE-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel.


Download the draft programme in PDF format from the right-hand panel.

New! 19.2.2012 Download speakers' presentations in PDF format from the right-hand panel.

For the European Commission's action plan, download "Andropoulos presentation". 


Registration by e-mail to:

Please state your full name, date of birth and home address, as well as place of residence, if different.

Note regarding access to the European Parliament

If you do not have a pass that allows entry to the Parliament you will need to provide your personal details (Name / Date of Birth / Company / ID Number) upon confirmation of your participation by 7 February 2012 to the above email address.