T-GuIDE European Conference - SAVE THE DATE 31 March 2015, Brussels



A conference presenting the results of the T-GuIDE Lifelong Learning project.

T-GuIDE is an initiative of nine organisations supported by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, ”Leonardo Da Vinci”. The initiative addresses two of today’s major societal challenges in Europe: to increase opportunities in the job market and to increase social inclusion. The aim is to produce an EU training model and Manual for training Tourist Guides in guiding people who have learning difficulties or other intellectual impairments.The main aim of T-GuIDE is to initiate an EU-wide discussion on tourist guiding for intellectually disabled and to build a common guide for training professional Tourist Guides, in terms of common principles, methodologies and recommendations to work on social inclusion, skills implementation and new job opportunities.


Main T-GuIDE outputs include:
    A discussion document on methodologies for tourist inclusion of intellectually disabled people;
    Draft T-GuIDE Manual with good practices and methodologies for intellectually disabled;
    Training of 18 tourist guides in the EU, using the Draft T-GuIDE Manual (test and refine);
    An  EU training model and T-GUIDE Manual (final version);
    A framework of skills for training and skills assessment of “T-GuIDEs” at EU level;
    A Trial of a Tourist Itinerary for visitors with intellectual disabilities/learning difficulties
Expected impact:
    18 tourist guides trained from 8 EU countries;
    200-300 tourist guides will pre-survey the T-GuIDE Model;
    60.000 tourist guides and 2000 intellectually disabled reached by project dissemination;
    200 non-governmental and business stakeholders in accessible tourism worldwide wil be informed about the project results;
    10-15 intellectually disabled visitors will take part in the test version of a guided tourist itinerary trial.

The conference is open to:

Tourist guides
Managers, owners or staff of tourist destinations and attractions
Organisations that arrange holidays, trips or events for people with learning difficulties and/or intellectual disabilities
Families and friends of people with learning difficulties and/or intellectual disabilities.\

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General Information

Submitted by: Silvia Balmas
Location: Flemish Government Buildings, Auditorium, Boudewijnlaan 30, 1000 Brussels
Start Date: 31/03/2015
End Date: 31/03/2015
LHAC Languages: EN


Source: http://www.t-guide.eu/?i=t-guide.en.events.1673

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