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T-GuIDE European Lifelong Learning Conference, Brussels


Brussels Grand Place photo31 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

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

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.

Venue: Flemish Government Buildings, Auditorium, Boudewijnlaan 30, 1000 Brussels. 

Time: 10:00 - 13:00 hours

Conference language: English. Simultaneous sub-titling of all speeches is provided for the conference.

Download the presentations in PDF format from the right-hand panel.


09:30 Registration & Coffee

10.00  Opening Session – Welcome and Introduction

  • Chair: Mieke Broeders, Director, Flemish Agency for Accessibility
  • VisitFlanders. Sara Lefèvre, Accessibility Expert
  • European Commission DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Tourism Policy. Antonella Correra, Policy Office
  • European Federation of Tourist Guides’ Associations (FEG). Carlos Ortega, President
  • Consorzio ASIS, Italy. Lorenzo Scirroco, T-GuIDE Project Coordinator

10.45 Guided Tours for All in Europe – Challenges and Requirements

  • Autisme Denmark and Danish National Parent Association for Autisme. Birgitte Bjørn, Autisme Specialist.
  • Tricentenaire - 3,2,1 VAKANZ, Luxembourg. Holiday Excursion Support & Service Network for Persons with Disabilities. Danielle Petesch, Coordinator

11:15  The T-GuIDE eLearning Programme

  • Introduction.  T-GuIDE Video Presentation. FEG, Efi Kalamboukidou, Tourist Guide, President of Panhellenic Tourist Guide Federation, FEG – Executive Member. 
  • Open the T-GuIDE Video in YouTube 16 minutes. Opens in a new browser window.
  • Demonstration of the T-GuIDE e-Learning programme. ( ENAT, Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director.  With input from project partners: Lebenshilfe / Fundación Pública Andaluza El Legado Andalusí / Sustento / IFI  / SAN / ENAT
  • T-GuIDE Competences Manual.  MINSTER Development Centre, UK. Christine Lester, Director
  • Towards Accreditation of T-GuIDE Skills & Competences. Allan Clare, UK.  Lecturer, Trainer and Assessor, Director AWC Training.
  • Lola Luque, Departamento de Turismo, Promoción y Deporte, El Legado Andalusí

12:15 Plenary Discussion

13.00  End of Conference Programme.

Light Lunch

14.00   T-GuIDE Workshop.  Language: English
- Interactive Workshop Session for T-GuIDE partners and tourist guides.

Facilitated by: Lisa Zieler, (FEG-Austria), Efi Kalamboukidou (FEG-Greece) and Karin Kicker-Frisinghelli, (Lebenshilfe, Austria)

  • Practical guiding exercises – Preparation and On the tour
  • Making a personal training plan and documenting your experience
  • Deployment of the T-GuIDE accreditation programme in Europe
  • Tourist Guides social network – online community for T-GuIDEs
  • Review of T-GuIDE materials and Exploitation Plan.

16.00 Close of Workshop Session and Departure

Download the Programme for the right-hand panel in PDF Format.


Venue location map

Map showing location of Boudewijnlaan 30, Brussels.


General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Start Date: 31/03/2015
End Date: 31/03/2015


Source: ENAT


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