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Accessi Tourisme Simposium. Building Accessible Destinations


Flag of CataloniaBarcelona. 30 November to 1 December 2009.

In the framework of the EU funded ACCESSI TOURISME project, the Autonomous University of Barcelona is hosting this event, in cooperation with the Generalitat de Catalunya, Catalunya Tourism and other partners.

The Symposium is specially addressed to researchers and graduate students,public and private tourism professionals, representatives of destinations, local public bodies, planners, policy makers, promoters, consultants, managers and tourism providers.

Presentations (added 27 January 2010).

Speakers' presentations may now be downloaded in PDF format from the Simposium Website

Main Theme

The future integral vision of accessible tourism destinations

  • New trends and developments
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Best practices


  • Laws, accessibility codes aand labels
  • Urbanisme, transport and mobility
  • Design of accessible and practical places and products
  • Accessible and practical tourist services and products
  • Information, marketing and commercialization


Invited speakers include:

  • HC Josep HUGUET, Minister of Innovation, Universities and Enterprises, Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Mrs. Hermeline MALHERBE, Conseillère Générale, Chargée de la Commission des Personnes Handicapées et du Développement Durable.
  • Mr. Joan Carles VILALTA, General Director of Tourism - Innovation, Universities and Enterprise Ministry, Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Igor KNIBIEHLY, Director of Comité Départamental de Tourisme de Pyréenés Orientales
  • Mr. Jordi Rufí, Lawyer Consultant (Girona, Catalunya)
  • Mrs. Jennifer LITTMAN, Chief Executive of TOURISM FOR ALL UK (United Kingdom)
  • Ms. M. Christine Cier, Comité Départamental de Tourisme de Pyréenés Orientales (France)
  • Mr. Alain DUDICOURT, Directeur de la Direction Régionale du Tourisme du Languedoc Roussillon (France)
  • Mr. Magnus BERGLUND, Scandic Hotels (Sweden)
  • Mrs. Mònica MOLINA, researcher of UAB (Barcelona, Catalunya)
  • M. Stéphane BRANGOLEAU, (Perpignan, France)
  • Mr. Pedro CÁRCELES, Project coordinator (Eivissa, Balears)
  • Mr. Ernesto CARVALHINDO & Mr. Filipe CARVALHO, (Portugal)
  • Mr. Jacky LAPALUD , (Montpellier, France)
  • Mr. Espi Ramon (Perpignan, France)
  • Mrs. Mariona MASDEMONT (Ripollès, Catalunya)
  • Mrs. Mònica SURIS, (COM ACCESS, Barcelona, Catalunya)
  • Mrs. Trinidad DOMINGO, Researcher University of Santiago (Galicia)
  • Mrs. Carolina VICENS, Accessibility Consultant, (Illes Balears)
  • Mrs. Laura ANNAGRAZZIA (CO.IN, Italia)
  • Mr. Rovira BELETA, expert consultant (Barcelona, Catalunya)
  • Mr. Txema ALONSO, SAIATU Foundation (Basque Country)
  • Mrs. M. Àngels ALCAÑIZ, ELSA INTEGRACIÓ Foundation (Girona, Catalunya)
  • Montse FERNÁNDEZ, PIUNE, Servei d’Atenció a la Discapacitat (Barcelona, Catalunya)
  • Mr. Angel David HERRERA, Arona Municipality (Canarias, Spain)
  • Mr. Jesus HERNÁNDEZ, Managing-Director ONCE (Madrid, Spain)
  • Mr. Ivor AMBROSE, Managing-Director of ENAT

Interpretation will be provided from/to Catalan, English, French and Spanish.

Further information

Download the flyer and Draft Programme from the right hand panel in PDF format.

For registration and enquiries, contact:
   Email: dgturisme[at]iue[dot]gencat[dot]cat
   Telephone: 0034 93 557 0143

Visit the Project Accessi Tourisme Website

Download the presentation, "Cooperation and Competitiveness in  European Tourism for All" by Mr. Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director of ENAT, in PDF format, from the right-hand panel.