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Learning and training in ‘Tourism for All’ are under the spotlight at the final 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 first MOOC on accessible tourism worldwide.

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.

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.

Please register here.

DRAFT PROGRAMME

 

09.30

 Registration and coffee

10.00
Session 1

 Welcome & Introduction: The Importance of Training in ‘Tourism for All’
 Moderator: Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director, ENAT 

10.00

 Anna Grazia Laura, President of ENAT and APP TOUR YOU Project Manager

10.10

 Girma Anuskeviciute, European Commission DG GROW, Tourism Unit

10.20

 Chris McCoy, VisitScotland, ENAT NTOs’ Learning Group

10.35

 Efi Kalampoukidou, President, Federation of European Tourist Guides Associations

10.50

 Geneviève Delefortrie, VisitFlanders

11.05

 INAIL – Superabile:  Disability, accessibility and Sports  (Speaker tbc)

11.20

 European Tourism Manifesto. European Travel Commission, (Speaker tbc)

11.30

 Xun Ji, disabled blogger on Accessible Tourism 

11.40

 Chris Veitch, Access New Business - UK Disability Champion for the Tourism Industry

11.50

 Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility, Scandic Hotels, Sweden   

12.00
Session 2

 Round-up by the APP TOUR YOU Partners

12.00

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

12.10

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

12.20

 Montse Solé, Directorate General for Tourism, Government of Catalunya. Engaging with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.  

12.30

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

12.40

 What’s next? ASM, Poland

12.50

 Benefits of accessible tourism for EU Member States.  INCIPIT and PREMIKI, Italy

13.00

 Conclusions: Ivor Ambrose, ENAT

13.15

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