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APP TOUR YOU Conference on Accessible Tourism eLearning & Training


APP TOUR YOU logo 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 now closed (24 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, ENAT and APP TOUR YOU Project Manager


Girma Anuskeviciute, European Commission DG GROW, Tourism Unit


Chris McCoy, VisitScotland, ENAT NTOs’ Learning Group ( X COULD NOT ATTEND)


Efi Kalampoukidou, President, Federation of European Tourist Guides Associations


Sara Lefèvre, Accessibility Expert, VisitFlanders


Eduardo Santander, CEO, European Travel Commission


Xun Ji, Chinese 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


Questions and Answers


Short break


Session 2

Round-up by the APP TOUR YOU Partners


Anna Grazia Laura & Emiliano Deferrari, TANDEM.  Summing up of the project activities and results by the Project Coordinator”


Maria Stella Minuti INCIPIT, Italy and Dolores Kores PREMIKI, Slovenia  “Benefits of innovative training tools to EU SMEs in the tourism sector”


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


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


Paweł Nowakowski, ASM, Poland. “What’s next?”


Questions and Answers


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

Download the APP TOUR YOU 4-page brochure from the right-hand panel in PDF format. 

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.

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