European Network for Accessible Tourism - ENAT asbl
Non Profit Organisation
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
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(+0032) 2 772 1895
Ms Anna Grazia Laura
Mr Ivor Ambrose
The purpose of ENAT is to promote the development of accessible tourism as a means of promoting greater social inclusion, at an international level.
The purpose of association is to coordinate the actions which support the tourist activities of its members; to keep them informed of any subject concerning accessible tourism in its technical, economic, social, legal and cultural aspects; and to disseminate to the wider community information concerning accessible tourism.
ENAT began in 2006 as a project, supported by the European Commission. In 2008 it was registered in Belgium as a non-profit association with a Board of 11 international Directors.
We aim to help make European tourism destinations, products and services accessible to all. We bring together all actors and stakeholders in the tourism sector – private, public and NGOs – to share experiences, learn from each other and collaborate in joint projects and partnerships.
We support tourism enterprises and public organisations by encouraging the development and spread of good policies and practices. We raise awareness, carry out research and provide expertise on accessibility issues for the tourism sector.
We are a platform for all those who support accessibility in tourism, and a strong representative voice in Europe towards national institutions and organisations whose actions have a direct influence on the tourism sector.
ENAT has National Contact Points in most of the EU Member States as well as in Jordan (MENA Regional Office) and Libya.
ENAT started as a European Network, but we welcome members from all over the world to share in our activities and collaborate with our European members.
In 2011 ENAT signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN World Tourism Organisation and the Spanish Fundación ONCE to develop projects and initiaves which will support accessible tourism worldwide.
We have our sights clearly set on the path ahead and on the ultimate destination: accessible tourism for all.
Further information is available at: www.accessibletourism.org
Sustainable Growth, Tourism, Competition, SMEs, Employment, Justice, Equal Rights, Health, ICT, Research and Technology, Maritime, Transport, European Communication Networks, Regional Development, Urban development, Cohesion, Europe Aid, Education and Training, Heritage, Culture, Arts, Creative Europe, Third Sector activities.
EU Studies in support of accessible tourism.
Conferences on accessible tourism for EU partners and stakeholders.
Supporting National Torism Organisations through advice and consultancy on accessible tourism development.
EU Lifelong Learning: Vocational Education and Training projects, e.g. www.t-guide.eu and www.accesstraining.eu
Liaison with European and international organsitions and associate bodies: UNWTO, OITS-ISTO, Sustainable Travel International, EASPD, Middle-East North Africa (MENA-ENAT)
DG GROW-H1. EULSTIB Working Group (extending the tourism season).
DG GROW - EULSTIB extending the tourism season 2014 - 2016
Providing web-based information to EU institutions about Accessible Tourism in the European travel and tourism
Organising events for ENAT Members, stakeholders and members of EU institutions.
Conducting and publishing studies and reports on accessible tourism in the EU. (DG Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Instrumenmts Unit, EU Preparatory Action on Accessible Tourism).
Publicity and Marketing
November 2011: launch of global actions on accessible tourism with UNWTO and Fundación ONCE.
6th June 2014: Organisation of the EU Stakeholder Conference on Accessible Tourism for DG Enterprise and Industry.
50%: 2 25%: 10
Full Members: 20
Associate members: around 175, of which:
- Individual members around 25
- Organisations around 150
ENAT Honorary Members:
Dr. Scott Rains, USA
Mr. Bill Ishmael, UK
Mr. Peter De Wilde, Belgium
Design for All Foundation, Spain
UN World Tourism Organsiation, Spain
Sustainable Travel International, USA
International Social Tourism Organisation, Belgium
Organisation with Observer Status:
European Commission, DG Justice. EU Integration of people with disabilities.
|No accredited persons|
Fundacion ONCE, Spain(1),
ANLH asbl, Belgium(1),
ENTER vzw, Belgium(1),
COIN Soc. Coop., Italy(1),
Access Sweden, Sweden(1),
Disability Now, Greece(1),
Carlo Besta Institute, Italy(1),
Red Estable, Spain(1),
Tourism for All, UK(1),
01/2013 - 12/2013
< 9,999 €
Income is derived mainly from membership fees and sponsorship.
Additional income is sought from various national and international donors to fund projects and specific activities.
Expenses include costs of publishing the website (www.accessibletourism.org), print publications hosting events and office supplies.
ENAT is a non-profit association.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.
The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
European Network for Accessible Tourism Code of Good Conduct http://www.accessibletourism.org/?i=enat.en.enat-code-of-good-conduct