AccessibleEU Greece - Designing Accessible Events

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AccessibleEU, The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) and the National Confederation of Disabled People of Greece (NCDP) co-organise a workshop in Athens to raise awareness of the importance of accessibility for persons with disabilities and those with other specific access requirements, when organising events.

Event information

Target audience: Public authorities, municipalities and prefectures, private sector enterprises, civil society organisations (including organisations of persons with disabilities), professional associations.

When: Monday, November 20, 2023 from 14.30 to 18:30 (EET)

Where: Hotel Titania: 52 Panepistimiou Avenue, 106 78 Athens, Greece

Format: Hybrid (participate either by internet connection or in presence at the venue)

Language: Greek

Accessibility information: Captioning and sign language interpretation in Greek.

How to participate: Registration is now closed. (17 November 2023).

Participants' link to join the event Online: (LIVE FEED)

About the event

The aim of this workshop is to inform both public and private sector actors on how to design and organise events accessible for All, in order to enhance the experience of everyone attending and attract a wider audience.

Accessible events enable everyone to participate on equal terms, ensuring their full involvement in cultural and social activities, tourism and leisure, education and every other aspect of society.

Examples of good practice in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be presented by public and private sector actors, covering all kinds of events including meetings and conferences, exhibitions, cultural events, performances and sports events.

The target audiences of the event are public authorities, private enterprises and foundations organising events, cultural bodies and organisations of persons with disabilities and other user groups.


14:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 14:45
- Presentation of the "European Accessibility Resource Center - AccessibleEU" Project and its contribution to the promotion of accessibility at the European and national level
Ivor Ambrose, AccessibleEU Senior Expert (ENAT)

14:45 - 15:35
- Designing accessible events guidelines
Marily Christofi, Accessibility Expert - National Confederation of Disabled People of Greece (NCDP)

- International examples of good practice in providing information and guidance on event accessibility
Katerina Papamichael, Architect, Accessibility Expert - European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT)

15:35 - 15:50
- Regional Development Corporate Agreement 2021-2027: Accessible communication for people with disabilities.
Alexandra Tseliou, Promotion & Communication Unit, Special Service for the Coordination of Planning, Evaluation and Implementation - Ministry of Economy and Finance

15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break

16:10 - 16:40
- The promotion of universal accessibility in modern culture
Monica Tsiliberdi, Head of the Development Directorate of Contemporary Creation - Ministry of Culture

16:40 - 17:00
- Good accessibility practices at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival
Ioannis Kaplanis, General Director of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival

17:00 - 17:20
- Accessible and inclusive actions of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
Angeliki Koukouvou, Evanthia Papadopoulou, Charalambos Tsoungaris, Archaeologists of the Department of Exhibitions, Communication and Education of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

17:20 - 17:35
-TECHNOPOLIS - Planning events for everyone
Anna Ganga, Head of Event Planning & Production Department "TECHNOPOLI - Athens Municipality "

17:35 - 17:55
Dionysis Karakasis, Head of the Department of International Relations, European Politics, Olympic Issues, Sports and Cultural Promotion, National Coordinator N.C.B. #BEACTIVE, Vice President TAFISA (Europe)-Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports

17:55 - 18:10
- SNFCC: Holistic infrastructure and services that promote the concept of inclusion in a public space, open and accessible to all.
Gialena Kleidara, Production Coordinator in the Programming department and member of the cross-departmental Accessibility Initiative team. - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

18:10 - 18:30 Discussion and termination

Download  the Programme from the downloads section in Greek.

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Co-Organisers:  European Network for Accessible Tourism non-profit association and National Confederation of Disabled People of Greece 

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