News & Events
Jan 15, 2016
STRING Project: Thematic itineraries in a Box, a new approach for accessible tourism
The accessible itineraries developed within the LHAC - League of Accessible and Historical Cities project have been the basis of inspiration for a new initiative, involving some of the former members of the LHAC (Fundación ONCE, Fondazione CRT, Sozopol Foundation) and other international stakeholders (see below for the whole list).
Jan 7, 2016
Milan (Italy) is the winner of the 2016 Access City Award
Milan has been awarded by the European Commision the for being the most accessible city 2016. Wiesbaden (Germany), Toulouse (France), Vaasa (Finland) and Kaposvár (Hungary) were also awarded for their efforts to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and the elderly.
Sep 22, 2015
Contest “Piemonte For All"
The initiative, that promotes actions to raise awareness with regard to disability and Turism for All, will give out three complimentary holiday packages for two people in Piemonte Region.
Aug 20, 2015
The Fifth International Congress on Tourism for All 2015
The fifth edition of the "Tourism for All" international congress will be held jointly with the Sixth edition of the "International Congress on Design, Research Networks and Technology for All (DRT4ALL)", organised by the ONCE Foundation in collaboration with UNWTO and ENAT, with the support of Vodafone Foundation, Spain.
Jul 28, 2015
Culture and Accessibility Conference in Helsinki
Funka and Arcadia University of Applied Sciences is hosting a conference on accessibility and culture on 12 November 2015. The idea behind this conference is to share ideas between countries in strengthening the concept of making arts more accessible a reality.
Jul 14, 2015
Europe without barriers! An inspirational story about the first ever Romanian who travelled around the world in a wheelchair
An inspiration story about Vasile Stoica, the first-ever Romanian to travel around the world in a manual wheelchair. Now, he is embarking on a new journey to raise awareness about the vitality of building accessible environments for the people of Romania with physical needs.
Jul 14, 2015
Apply Now for the EDF and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship 2015-2016
Innovation is the key to further develop new ways of improving websites, media formats, assistive technology for people with disabilities.
The EU Disibility Forum (EDF) is pleased to announce a scholarship, funded by Oracle, for the 2015-16 academic year for students of disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience or related areas.
Jul 10, 2015
European Disability Card to Launch in 17 EU Member States
The European Union has pledged to allocate €1.5 million to endorse 17 Member States that will welcome the initiative to provide the EU Disability Card to prevent the lack of recognition of people’s rights to move freely with disabilities. This project will turn on its engine at the start of 2016, and will also urge other Member States to join this promising action.
Jul 6, 2015
STRING Project Meeting in Avila
On the 3 July, the mayor of Avila, Jose Luis Rivas, welcomed all the representatives from the seven participating countries who came together to discuss prospects of the STRING project, in which the European Foundation Centre’s Disability Thematic Network is involved together with some of the Foundations members of the League of Accessible and Historical cities: Fundación Once, Fondazione CRT and Sozopol Foundation respectively with the cities of Avila (Spain), Turin (Italy) and Sozopol (Bulgaria).During the meeting, the aspect of offering accessible tourist products on the market accommodating people with disability by means of tourism packages was the highlight of the discourse.
Jul 3, 2015
12th UNWTO Awards Calling for Applications
UNWTO is encouraging all of those interested in applying for the 12th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. Tourism initiatives are welcome to apply before 30 October 2015.